Resident Joy

dessert - dinner - salads - soup/stew - vegetarian - video games

…and Corey!

IMG_7617

They came over last night to play zombie video games

IMG_7665

Joy brought a salad…

IMG_7607

…recipe by Joy (the Baker)

IMG_7605

She also made hot mulled cider, which I enjoyed In lieu of cocoa

IMG_7612

I threw together one of my random soups – carrots, onion, and garlic sautéed in coconut spread

IMG_7571

Deglazed with 1/4 box of Chardonnay

IMG_7570

Spices – 1 teaspoon each

IMG_7573

1/2 teaspoon Season Salt, Sweet Paprika and 1/4 tsp. Ground Turmeric + 2 bay leaves

IMG_7575

1 can chickpeas, about 1/4 cup Chipotle Salsa, and 4 cups Veggie Broth – simmered for 2 hours

IMG_7580

My two secrets to turning an okay soup into a great one – add a little acid at the end…

IMG_7591

…and some mustard too

IMG_7590

Extra toppings: TJ’s Grana Padano Parmesan and Vermont Common Crackers

IMG_7601

They’re labeled as “bite size” but are actually gigantic oyster crackers!

IMG_7586

Perfect with both soup…

IMG_7620

…and salad

IMG_7627

Time to unleash the monster!

IMG_7641

IMG_7644

Broiled for about 3 minutes

IMG_7635

We needed three hands to operate

IMG_7648

IMG_7649

I enjoyed a gooey sweet hunk

IMG_7636

Verdict? Ghoulishly Good. Everyone was excited to be eating cereal we all weren’t allowed as children, in the craziest form imaginable.

IMG_7660

I’ll try them next Halloween with Count Chocoula

Happy 11-11-11!!! (It should be 11:11 am on the east coast when this posts.)

  • http://www.tiptopshape2.blogspot.com Liz @ Tip Top Shape

    Ha, I love that you had friends over for a zombie video game night. Look like a lot of fun!

  • http://www.onannasplate.com Anna @ On Anna’s Plate

    I love how cozy everything looks in this post :-)

  • http://brokencookiesdontcount.wordpress.com brokencookiesdontcount

    The salad looks good, but the soup sounds delicious!

  • http://savoryandsavage.blogspot.com Emily@SavoryandSavage

    I loved Count Chocoula as a kid – definitely make it with that next time:-)

    Happy 11-11-11 to you too!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dianne69yost Dianne Yost

    It all looks so nummy! My advice… definitely go for the Count Chocoula, it’s right up there with Coco Puffs in my childhood memories (hey I’m Portuguese/German with a little spoiled brat on the side)!

  • http://asdreamsbecomereality.blogspot.com Emily Dryden

    What a fun evening! Joy is adorable.
    Everything looks delicious- particularly you’re dessert!

  • http://www.everydayfoodie.ca Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)

    That looks like a great evening with friends and a lot of great food :-)