posted by Erin
Even though it is too late for anyone to actually use these ideas this year, I thought I would share my Halloween traditions! Every year I make a creamy soup and serve it in a hallowed out pumpkin (just like Mom used to!). I like to carve a face in the pumpkin for fun. This year I served Potato Pepperjack Soup out of our pumpkin bowl, and it was delish! Another great idea that I was considering making was Chicken Corn Chowder, but any soup would be fun and yummy. I usually make our Grandma’s homemade French Bread to go alongside, but this year I thought my four year old would appreciate munching on some witches fingers! :)
I made a double batch of the breadsticks and used half of the dough for the witches fingers (just added a raw almond to the ends) and the other half I brought to our Halloween party along with some marinara sauce (below). Together they were ‘bones and blood!’ Thanks to my sis Melanie for the cute idea. :) After dinner I emptied out the leftover soup from our pumpkin bowl and cleaned it out and then filled it up with lots of breadsticks. When it was full it looked like silly hair coming out of the pumpkin. :) (I forgot to take a picture until the ‘bones’ were mostly eaten and all the ‘blood’ was gone.)
I hope everyone had a Happy Halloween! What are some of your favorite Halloween food traditions??