Wednesday, October 26, 2011

How to entertain Ghouls this Halloween

How to entertain Ghouls this Halloween.
Since we plan on trick or treating I start with a devilishly healthy meal. I make an extra large pot of witch soup which can be served with your choice of sandwiches. Guacamole dip and chips, olives and bowls of fresh fruit complete the meal.

If you have squeamish guest remind them, ghost, goblins, trolls and witches are out on Halloween night. Having a bowl of witch soup wards off evil sprits throughout the year. This may insure every child will have at least one portion of veggies on this night.

Traditional Split Pea Soup

  • Bag of split peas
  • Water or chicken broth
  • Fatback
  • Cup each carrots, celery
  • Lemon juice

If you choose this method I suggest you cook an extra large ham a week or so before the Halloween and use that to season the stock. Yummy. Clean, wash and cook the peas over low heat for about thirty minutes in water/chicken stock. Add ham to this mix ASAP with celery and carrots. Simmer and serve with bread, sandwiches or sausages.

Vegetarian split pea soup

  • Bag of split peas
  • Water/ veggie broth
  • Pepper, onions, carrots, celery
  • Thyme leaf
  • lemon

Clean and wash the peas cook over low heat with stock, adding veggies. You can also add potatoes to thicken the mix and make it hardier. Salt and pepper to taste.

Serve with garlic bread or bell pepper quesadillas with goat cheese.

It’s the perfect time of year to get your kids to eat something green and yucky looking. Your job is to make it taste so good they ask for it next year. Do what ya gotta do to fight off those witches goblins and ghouls.

Quick fun for older kids. Create a dark scary corner. In a small space place black garbage bags covering wall to ceiling. Replace the light with a black light. Instant spooky corner. Ours is in the hall way going to the bath room. It’s a great place to take pictures. A group shoot here is a blast. The Flash reveals all!

Live large.

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