This weekend I got together with a few friends, and we had an amazing Halloween dinner. We have been planning this event for the past few weeks, and it turned out perfect. We gave food assignments to each couple, and here is what we had...
I made our appetizer. It's a layered cracker dip with cream cheese, sun dried tomato, and homemade pesto (from my very own basil plant!). It's not so pretty, but it's good!
My friend, Betsy, works in a Chemistry lab at BYU. She got these beakers from work. They were perfect for our poison apple drink! Thanks Sydney for the drink recipe!
I also made the salad. It's dressed with an orange vinaigrette. The recipe came from my sister, Rachel, and it's posted at the end. It's delish.
Bone breadsticks, made by Betsy.
Homemade creamed corn, made by Kristi. I'm begging her for the recipe, and when I get my hands on it, I will share it with all of you! You'll never go back to canned creamed corn again.
Fabulous lasagna, made by Betsy.
Cupcakes made by Betsy. So cute!
And finally...pumpkin cheesecake, made by Kristi. She even made the spiders and spider web!
I also made some Halloween bark candy as a party favor, which I forgot to hand out! Grr, I always do that. At least I didn't forget to take pictures!
It was a 'spooktacular' dinner! :)
Here's the recipe for the salad and orange vinaigrette dressing, and poison apple drink:
Orange Viniagarette Dressing
1 tsp. grated orange peel
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
4 TB. red wine vinegar
1 cup oil
4 TB sugar
1 pkg. Good seasons Italian Dressing mix
Shake together in a jar.
In a pan, place 1/4 cup sugar. Stir constantly on low heat. Just before it is totally melted, stir in 4 oz. of thinly sliced almonds. Cook breifly until light brown. Stir constantly start to finish. Process takes appx 10 min. Spread on foil to cool. Break up and serve on salad or store in zip loc bag.
Red and green leaf lettuce
Red onion, sliced in thin circles
Cucumber, sliced thin
Poison Apple Drink: I'm not sure of the exact proportions, but here's what's in it:
Lemon-Lime koolaid packet (not prepared)
Just mix them all together. You'll have to make it to your own liking. Then put in some dry ice.