Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Party Recipe: Halloween Dinner

I'm finally getting around to planning the menu for tomorrow's Halloween/birthday party. Here is the plan:
Meat and Cheese Platter - I wish I had time to run to ferry building for some goodies, maybe I'll walk to the neighborhood cheese market instead.
Pumpkin Seeds - I'll give them a quick roast in the oven and a little seasoning.
Cocktails - I'll come up with something red/orange and fruity and give it a cute name. I will not carve tiny faces into green olives.
"Decomposed" Salad - Thanks Kitchen Therapy!
Vegetarian Chili - My own recipe is close to this. I'll add fresh jalepenos and kidney beans. A buffet of toppings (cheese, sour cream, cilantro, olives, corn chips) on the side.
Cheddar Corn Bread - Recipe from Williams-Sonoma.
Caramel Lady Apples - A mini version of the classic recipe.
Pumpkin Pie - I might just buy one at the store ;)
Tonight, we'll clean the house and get it ready for the housekeeper, make the flower arrangements, cook the vegetarian chili, count out dishes, iron napkins and get everything set for tomorrow.


Janet said...

It's a bit early in the season on the east coast to find blood oranges, but perhaps where you are you might be in luck. I think the color might be just what you are looking for to add to your cocktails, plus as a garnish, they would be great!

Jessica said...

Yay for entertaining!

hyb said...

that menu looks yummy! i second janet's recommendation of blood oranges. it is a bit too early for the fruit, but there is plenty of blood orange juice or italian soda to add to your cocktails.

100 Percent Cottam said...

sounds absolutely fantastic! have a great party!