Long before Martha Stewart ever decided to “own” October 31st, I was celebrating All Hallows Eve with a menu of autumnal foods that I’d dubbed “Halloween Tea” – tasty, creative, but just a little spooky.
This year’s selection of “tricks and treats” drew from the bewitchingly best ingredients of the season and included:
“Original Sin” Hard Cider
Butternut Squash-Apple Soup
“Croaked” Monsieur Grilled Sandwich
Pumpkin Brioche Pudding with Bourbon Caramel Sauce
The perfect holiday menu – a little bit of earthiness, a dash of temptation, a sandwiched grilled until dead on arrival, and a dastardly spiked squash dessert. It was all served up with a “heady” screening of Tim Burton’s “Sleepy Hollow.”
Happy Halloween! As my brother said this morning, "May the Great Pumpkin shower you with treats, and may all your goblins be benign gourmands."
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