Monday, November 1, 2010
Our first spook fest
This is the first year we really got into Halloween. A few things pushed in that direction: First our house being on the corner, a perfect site for a display of tombstones, ghosts, lanterns and pumpkins.
Second, three and a half year old M getting very exited about Trick'rTreating and finding the perfect costume. Princess, Chef or Pirate...mhhh, what will it be? Pirate it was for both her and little D.
Third, Halloween fell on a Sunday, a perfect time to host a Halloween Brunch. Spooky food, a collection of costumes, kids galore and bubbly to drink - no better way to spend a Sunday, right?
Our menu consisted of eggs and breakfast sausages - still amazed at the amount people ate. A beautiful French Toast casserole by our dear JP. Selected cheeses, fresh baguette and spooky dark fruit. Dark Tortilla chips with a great fresh guacamole that I whipped up quickly that morning. My butternut squash/bacon soup in shot glasses and spicy citrus mozzarella bites following Claire Robinson's recipe. To finish off our gruesome brunch, a raspberry loaf with fresh berries, curtesy of JL - accompanied by a glass of bubbly or devilish beer.
A great get-together to share food and drink, socialize and see those costumes that were covered later on that night with heavy coats - who expected snow? Thanks to all of you that came out - we had a great time and really enjoyed your company.