Getting Ready To Creep Out

Although I find it hard to believe that October is half over already, I am beginning to get in the Halloween mood.

Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. When I was in junior high, we had some really fun Halloween parties. I remember one in particular for which DotMom found a “menu” that featured all kinds of creepy selections — brains, bat blood, eyeballs, etc. Guests had to select from the menu, not knowing what they were getting, so somebody would end up with spaghetti noodles without any sauce, a plate full of grapes or other strange things. I wish I could find that again. Anybody out there familiar with such a menu?

In the meantime, here’s a recipe provided by the Culinary Institute of American that has some creepy potential and sounds pretty delicious, too.

Ghoulish Gummy Punch

Combine 2 cups pineapple juice, 2 cups pomegranate juice, 2 cups apple cider, 2 cups sparkling cider and 1 cup gummy candies of choice in a punch bowl. Add ice or dry ice to cool.

Be sure to include some gummy candy in each glass served. You can also place 1 Fizzies candy in the bottom of the glass before adding punch for a cool effect. Makes ½ gallon.

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  1. abra la mente

    I’ve hosted a couple mystery dinners. Fun times. I believe I originally heard of the idea from Highlights magazine for kids. Some people just do mystery foods, while mine one also included on the menu the utensils, so you might end up with food that didn’t include the proper utensil (i.e. devil’s sidekick = fork). Just google mystery dinner menu–lots of choices to sort through. Here is a link for Halloween Mystery Foods–loads of recipes.

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