Resident Joy

…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.)

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7 thoughts on “Resident Joy

  1. 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)!

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