They came over last night to play zombie video games
Joy brought a salad…
…recipe by Joy (the Baker)
She also made hot mulled cider, which I enjoyed In lieu of cocoa
I threw together one of my random soups – carrots, onion, and garlic sautéed in coconut spread
Deglazed with 1/4 box of Chardonnay
Spices – 1 teaspoon each
1/2 teaspoon Season Salt, Sweet Paprika and 1/4 tsp. Ground Turmeric + 2 bay leaves
1 can chickpeas, about 1/4 cup Chipotle Salsa, and 4 cups Veggie Broth – simmered for 2 hours
My two secrets to turning an okay soup into a great one – add a little acid at the end…
…and some mustard too
Extra toppings: TJ’s Grana Padano Parmesan and Vermont Common Crackers
They’re labeled as “bite size” but are actually gigantic oyster crackers!
Perfect with both soup…
Time to unleash the monster!
Broiled for about 3 minutes
We needed three hands to operate
I enjoyed a gooey sweet hunk
Verdict? Ghoulishly Good. Everyone was excited to be eating cereal we all weren’t allowed as children, in the craziest form imaginable.
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.)