Mmm… Food

Halloween Party Food for a Pumpkin Carving Party!!!
October 21, 2008, 1:09 pm
Filed under: Cooking, Random Facts

This weekend we invited over some friends and had them turn our 200LBs of pumpkins into Jack-O-Lanterns. Check it!!! A skull and cross bones, a meta pumpkin and a yoda were just a couple of the different designs people made. It was a great success and now we have some great decorations for our porch ūüôā¬† There are also some cooking pumpkins left to make some pumpkin pies out of.¬† I’ll be trying Cooks Illustrated recipe which uses a sweet potato as the secret ingredient to a great tasting pumpkin pie!!

And when you have a Pumpkin Carving party you need to have Halloween foods to go along with everything, so… along with our party staple of hummus, pita chips and veggies we made two selections with a little more holiday flair! Welcome the snake sandwich and the cucumber finger sandwiches which were both inspired from creations that were in a halloween book I had checked out from the library in anticipation of such an event!!!¬† Both were big hits and really pretty simple to prepare.¬† We didn’t have any leftovers of either of them when people had cleared.¬†¬† The finger sandwiches were made up of cucumbers sandwich with a cream cheese, sour cream, mayo and dill spread between two layers of rye bread with sliced almonds for fingernails.¬† Easy to make and a short list for ingredients you could also make these¬†“finger”¬†sandwiches with a tuna or chicken salad.¬†

The snake was a french bread loaf stuffed with spinach, ricotta, mozzarella, and roasted garlic.¬† The stripes were made with¬†an egg yolk glaze tinted with food coloring, and used olives for eyes,¬†whole¬†all spice for nostrils and a red pepper for a tongue.¬† Of course this too could be stuffed with whatever¬†items you may¬†want to choose.¬†¬†Next time I’m going to experiment with using pizza dough¬†instead of the french bread loaf.¬† I used the french bread loaf available in the refrigerated section and rolled it flat before spreading the filling on one side of it and rolling it up to seal and bake it inside.¬† However, the dough did not flatten out very well, and sealing the sandwich back up was much more difficult than anticipated.


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