My annual Halloween Party was last night, and we all had a great time! Here's a round-up of the food that I made for the celebration.
Candy Corn Meringues - I saw these on Pinterest and knew that they had to happen. They were really yummy, and quite easy. The only thing I did differently was add a tiny bit of ginger, and to bake them, I started the oven at 300, then immediately turned it down to 200 when I put the meringues in the oven, and then let them bake until dried (about 1 hour, maybe a bit more.. I made them smallish.) I read that this helps make the texture better, and it certainly was wonderful.
Monster Grapes - I am particularly proud of these. I decided to dip some grapes in chocolate, but didn't want to then coat them in peanuts as I have seen on the internet, because I have a friend who is allergic and I wanted to make the party safe for her. So - I dipped them in King Arthur Flour Mini Diced Crystallized Ginger! Amazing - definitely will be making these again!
Carrot fingers, Radish eyes, and Mini Peppers
Eggplant dip - Looking in my fridge, full of CSA goodies, I decided to do something with some of them! This was totally delicious, and the kids like it! I think it will make a lovely sandwich spread.
Roasted Beet Tahini Dip - Ditto\
Bone Bread sticks - The Girl made these! Delicious!
Leek Puff Pastry - I baked puff pastry cut into pumpkin shapes, then halved them and stuffed with sauteed leeks (also a CSA score!)
Corn Dip - More corn from my CSA, which I roasted in the oven, then combined with some cream cheese and Cabot Pepper Jack cheese, then baked until melty. A hit!
White Asparagus wrapped in phyllo dough - The Girl thought they looked like fingers. (And she wrapped them all herself!)
|This is what happens when scientists party|
Hard Apple Cider Sangria - Yes.
|And this is what happens when scientists party, too!|