Archive | October, 2014

Halloween Pasta

31 Oct

halloween pasta recipe

After all the Pinterest recipe hoarding for elaborate Halloween recipes (haunted Savannah, Ancient Chinese Secret, Enchanted Forest, haunted harvest, haunted house), we ended up using a country club chef’s recipe we heard on the radio.
It was great! We added an orange bell pepper for colour and out of necessity, only had one cup of broth and one cup of cream. But we added some parmesan to the cream to thicken the sauce and all was well.
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Skull butter

29 Oct

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We try to keep the crazy at bay, really we do. But. These cheapo ice cube Halloween molds called out to us at Superstore.

No ice cube plans at all.

It’s all about the butter, baby.

Our first go was to mix softened butter with homemade pumpkin pie spice and a splash of maple syrup. Result: very fun morning waffles.

Next up: Some terrifying maitre d’hotel butter for steaks or fish.

Cream together:
1 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup minced parsley
1 whole lemon, zested
minced garlic

You can add some blue cheese crumbles if this intended for beef.

Smoosh the compound butter into the molds; really pack it in there to get the air bubbles out. Freeze them for more than an hour. Pop free and let come to room temperature before using on steaks.

While a small pat of butter is preferable over these huge butter skulls and pumpkins, the effect will be fun (and you can use half on your steak and half on your baguette, potato or other veg!)

Brain Food

27 Oct

Finally found a brain-shaped mold after seeing them online for years.

It is sturdy! And perfect for shrimp mousse, in all its glistening, shrimp-filled glory. Perfect for a Halloween party. We forgot to bring along a serving plate, and think this would looked better on a glass platter, or have been extra funny on stainless steel: more medical!

Note: to release mousse from brain, press the front and back of the mold upside down and it pops right out.
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