“Even a man who is pure in heart
and says his prayers by night,
may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms
and the autumn moon is bright!”
“THE WOLF MAN”
Universal Pictures, 1941
We love to be scared or at least to pretend to be. The way we celebrate Halloween has evolved over the years and each year the holiday seems to be increasingly more popular. It is not even a very old a tradition in the US, although it may seem like it has always been part of our collective consciousness. It was the classic Universal Pictures horror films that created the images that many of us still associate with Halloween, or at least those of us of a certain age. Although trick or treating for candy remains a privilege for the young, there is no reason why adults can’t thoroughly enjoy a cocktail party with a spooky theme. Ghostly decorating is a blast and creepy music is a must. Go to the trouble of writing out your menu in a creative way so that your victims, I mean guests can approach the feast with the proper dread!
This Halloween, we present: Le Menu Macabre
- Eyeball Highballs Martinis garnished with stuffed olives cut crosswise in half and frozen in an ice tray with circular shaped compartments, also include an assortment of wines and soft drinks.
- Buffet Foods
Black Squid Ink Pasta Salad with Toasted Sesame Oil Dressing
The pasta needs to be cooked early enough to be chilled before serving. The pasta and bean sprouts should be dressed and combined just before serving.
Beach Spider Salad
(For economy sake Imitation Crabmeat may substituted)
Black Hearted Goat Nachos
Do you love nachos? Then try this trendy combination; you won't want to go back to "plain ol' vanilla."
Pond Slime Dip
Serve as a side dish with curries or as a dip with Indian breads or even Pita bread. Also wonderful as a dip with deep fried mushrooms.
Pine nuts and Havarti cheese add to the texture and taste. Good recipe for vegetarian main course.
- Black Squid Ink Pasta Salad with Toasted Sesame Oil Dressing
Jack O’Lantern Pie
Pumpkin pie topped with a cut out pastry face
- Jack O’Lantern Pie