Resident Joy

November 11, 2011

in dessert, dinner, salads, soup/stew, vegetarian, video games

…and Corey!

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They came over last night to play zombie video games

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Joy brought a salad…

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…recipe by Joy (the Baker)

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

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

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Deglazed with 1/4 box of Chardonnay

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Spices – 1 teaspoon each

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

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

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

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…and some mustard too

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

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

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Perfect with both soup…

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…and salad

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Time to unleash the monster!

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Broiled for about 3 minutes

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We needed three hands to operate

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I enjoyed a gooey sweet hunk

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

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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.)

{ 7 comments }

1 Liz @ Tip Top Shape November 11, 2011 at 10:45 am

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

2 Anna @ On Anna's Plate November 11, 2011 at 10:54 am

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

3 brokencookiesdontcount November 11, 2011 at 11:40 am

The salad looks good, but the soup sounds delicious!

4 Emily@SavoryandSavage November 11, 2011 at 2:11 pm

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

Happy 11-11-11 to you too!!

5 Dianne Yost November 11, 2011 at 3:23 pm

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)!

6 Emily Dryden November 11, 2011 at 5:26 pm

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

7 Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) November 14, 2011 at 9:45 pm

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

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