We are not so much on the Halloween thing, but I do have to say I grew up celebrating Halloween with trick or treating and pumpkin carving. I figure as long and you stick with the safe stuff, it can be pretty fun. By fun, I mean, you can make stuff in the kitchen and get into theme dinners. Thus, tonight's dinner was one (yes, I said one) of our Halloween theme dinners for the week. On the menu tonight: Pepperoni Pizza Pasta, Spooky Salad, and Witches Brew (for dessert). I also served "blood" as the drink for dinner.
The Pepperoni Pizza Pasta was a recipe I found on a package of Harry and David Halloween shapes pasta. I found this about a month ago and this menu was born. The prep for this goes pretty quickly and I was able to make the salad while the pasta cooked. The recipe has mozzarella chese thrown in at the end to make it look like "spider webs." Pretty cool effect, overall and not to bad taste wise. It is nice because you can use your favorite pasta sauce for this recipe. I was already thinking you could to the same thing with a white sauce and salami.
The spooky salad was just a regular salad with really strangely torn lettuce and a green "finger sticking out of the center. Nothing great or different, just something to go with the pasta.
And to many eye rolls and strange looks, I served "blood" to drink with dinner.
I made this a couple of weeks ago and I thought it looked like blood, so it went on the menu. What is it? Crystal Light fruit punch stirred into a glass of water with lots of ice. The ice creates the coagulated look. What do you think? I mean besides that I am insane...what do you think?
We had a great dinner and enjoyed conversation with Morgan. Our conversation took us many places, but one of our favorites was into the mind of a wookie. Who knew?