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.