An early Halloween Celebration
I was searching the Dish Network channel secrets for see what suspenseful movies will be on for your remainder of September. Given that October is just regarding the corner after a very short summer, it 's time to prepare for fall festivities and scary pics. I look forward to going apple picking and attending fall fairs, going for the Christmas Tree Shoppe to stock up on fall decor and, of course, curling up on cold weekend nights for good quality horror movies! I started to think about how I can start the Halloween experience early, so I decided that i am going to invite several friends over this weekend for a fun evening of horror! I'm not loosing their mind on creepy decorations just yet, but we'll certainly light a few candles to set the aura. I was thinking of preparing a delicious dinner, nicely two horror movies then a little good night story for my friends before they leave for the evening. I should mention that my daughter is going to be at her grandmother's house while this is occurring! So far, I found some great recipes from Food Network to give to you for the dinner and treats. Appetizers To add some Halloween color into the mix, I'm going in order to this appetizer that any witch green color. Roasted Chile Guacamole with Baked Tortilla Chips Baked Tortilla Chips: * Cooking spray * 3 sun-dried tomato basil tortilla wraps * 3 garden spinach herb tortilla wraps * Olive oil * Salt and pepper Guacamole: * 1/2 cup frozen chopped onion, thawed * 2 cups frozen no-salt added petite peas, thawed * 1/3 cup water * 2 tablespoons lemon juice * 1 (1-ounce) packet guacamole seasoning mix * 1 teaspoon chopped garlic * 1/2 cup diced tomatoes with no-salt added * 1 cup chopped avocado * 1 (7-ounce) can fire roasted diced green chiles For tortillas chips: Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Y. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray; set away from each other. On a cutting board, stack 3 tortillas and any sharp knife, cut into 8 wedges (like a pie). Repeat with remaining tortillas. Separate any may perhaps stick connected. Place on baking sheet, evenly spaced. Drizzle with essential and season with salt and pepper. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden. Remove and let cool. For Guacamole: In a medium saucepan combine onions, peas, water, lemon juice, guacamole seasoning, and garlic herb. Cook for 10 minutes until ingredients are soothing. Remove from heat and let cool. Pour cooled pea mixture best large jar. Add avocado and mash using a fork or potato masher. Strain tomatoes and assist bowl with green chilies. Mix until blended. Serve with baked chips. Since my good little doobie become at her grandmother's house, I may also make several drinks to accompany our appetizers! I'm thinking I'll go with Emeril's Tin Can Margaritas Ingredients: * 1 lime, cut in wedges * Coarse salt, for glasses * 1 large can frozen limeade * 1 full can good-quality tequila * 1/2 can triple-sec * 1/2 can freshly squeezed lemon juice * Ice Directions: Rub rims of glasses with a lime wedge; place salt in a saucer and dip wheels. In a pitcher combine remaining ingredients, stir well and fill program ice. Serve in salt-rimmed glasses with lime sand wedges.And now.for the main course.Pumpkin-Peanut Curry Noodles with Five-Spice Seared Scallops and Shrimp, which only takes 20 minutes to cook (believe it or not)! Ingredients: * 1 pound spaghetti * Salt * 5 tablespoons vegetable oil or peanut oil * 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped * 2 inches ginger root, minced or grated * 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced * 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes * 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter * 1/4 to 1/3 cup tamari dark soy sauce, eyeball it * 1 (15-ounce) can cooked pumpkin * 2 rounded tablespoonfuls mild or hot curry paste (recommended: Patak's) possitioned on international foods aisle * 3 tablespoons five-spice powder * 12 jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined * 12 diver scallops, trimmed and patted dry * 4 scallions, cut into 2-inch pieces, then thinly sliced lengthwise into matchsticks Directions: Heat a large pot water for crackers. When water boils, salt it and add pasta in order to cook to al dente or with a bite to it. While pasta cooks, heat a large, deep skillet over medium heat with 2 tablespoons vegetable or peanut sebum. Add garlic, ginger, red bell pepper, and pepper flakes to the pan and cook together a bout a minutes, then add peanut butter and melt it. Whisk soy into peanut butter, then stir in pumpkin and curry paste. The sauce will be very thicker. Turn down the warmth to minimized. Add a ladle or 2 of pasta cooking water to thin sauce a little and simmer over low heat. Adjust salt, to taste. Heat a small to medium skillet over high home heating. Pour the five-spice powder onto a plate with some salt. Press both sides of the shrimp and scallops in the powder. Add 3 tablespoons remaining oil to hot skillet. Place the shrimp in pan and cook 1 minute, flip and sear the other side until just opaque. Remove shrimp together with plate and set aside. Add another 3 tablespoons of oil on the skillet and warmth back almost smoking. Add the scallops and sear on either side until opaque. Remove scallops and supplement the plate of shrimp. Drain pasta and return pasta towards pot. Add the curry-pumpkin sauce and toss very. Serve noodles on 4 plated and top with scallions and muskie. All I have to say is YUM! And now for dessert.Dirt Pudding! This literally takes a few minutes! Have some pudding prepared from the night before, crack open a package of Oreos and crumble the cookies into the pudding. It's delectable and straightforward. It presently time for your feature presentation: Movie number 1: Scream Intermission: Coffee with Baileys Irish Cream, Amaretto and Frangelico Movie number 2: From Dusk Till Dawn Good night story: This woman was doing laundry on a Saturday morning while her husband was at labor. For some reason every time she pushes her clothes into the washing machine, she provides the feeling that someone is behind her, but she keeps going, admitting the thought is hogwash. The basement never bothered her before. It's musty as there's a dehumidifier in that area. It were emptied to secure a while nevertheless the air may be dry. The cobwebs continually be dusted and swept away as she's not attached to spiders, so the basement relatively clean minus a few bags and it's bright enough so there are a bunch no unlit corners. She hears her son rummaging through something in the living room upstairs, so she quickly goes back upstairs with regard to sure he has being safe. Her son decided attempt out his new roller-skates while mom was downstairs. The woman reminded her son that she needs to use a helmet and kneepads if he wants to roller-skate additionally can join her regarding basement while she washes clothes. One more more room to skate in the big space downstairs. The husband had just recently finished ripping the rug off the basement stairs so he can replace it and couple options small nails sticking the the front of a few of the steps. The mom tells her son that she'll carry him downstairs because he's already wearing his skates and she doesn't want him to obtain hurt onto the nails. The son conforms. Once the son's helmet and kneepads are on, the mom sets him free to skate on your basement. Then she gets this horrible chill down her spine and a sick feeling in her stomach so she swallows a minute to lean on the table where she folds her clean suits. She can't understand what the problem is, but her father is in the hospital so she decides to call her mom from the cell phone she has in her sweatshirt pocket to guaranteed everything is okay with the guy. Her mom mentioned that everything fantastic and that her dad will be coming home the next day. Her dad fell as well as of his toenails was caught on something along been compromised completely. Ben has a heavy man and then any fall he takes is bound to cause some damage, but hooking his toenail on something made it even even more serious. 'He's fine', she thought, 'so what can this horrible feeling sometimes be?' Her son is skating as quick as he can while holding onto the basement wall. Covers her face with her hands a proper think from the the problem could wind up. All of extreme her son catches recognized to have his skates in the grate within the basement empty. His skate stays there as well as his body goes flying in front. He luckily landed on a trash bag that was full of garments the mom put on the bottom a week ago for the Salvation Military. She dashes to her son can be crying away from shock from falling along with his new skates. She comforts him and walks onto retrieve his skate, still stuck the actual world grate of this drain. 'These crazy plastic roller-skates. We'll get which you new pair today, baby'. She looks back down at the skate and notices something hairy herniated of the drain within a smell. She calls her husband to stop at the house from work on his break to check this out. She puts on the movie upstairs for her son who is ready for a nap. Her husband gets home shortly after and hurries with her to the basement to see what she was preaching about. He grabs a crow bar that was stashed behind the dryer and pries open the drain, catching a several hair contemplate way and flinging the thing across the area once the grate breaks free. It thumps with wall and falls behind the trash bags involving clothes. They notice that whatever it is, it's bleeding mindful about is a splat of blood on the wall. 'I wish I had my father check that drain as he was down here last week. You precisely how I like to keep that clean'. They tiptoe over to where the article had thumped to the surface and peeked behind the baggage. They scream and jump back once they realize it is a human head with skin that is falling removed from spending that much time the actual drain this type of water. They panic and the husband swallows a good get started looking to make sure they didn't miss any other detail down there. He noticed her father's pocketknife under the basement stairs with blood on this item. He does not pick it up. As he examines the stairs for further evidence, he sees what he originally thought was a leftover item of the carpet he had ripped up and notices that it is a toenail. 'Get upstairs and call police officers!' The wife calls law enforcement who in the end achieve there and investigate her basement. They observe their heads and carry out what is due to the bags that are on the area. The lady tells them they are stuffed with clothes. They open the bag and notice parts of the body that to be able to hacked up and stuffed in blankets. They take the toenail as evidence. Goodie Bags to Take Home: A chuckle trinkets from iParty utilizing some cool Halloween lollipops! Ingredients: * 6 or 8-inch wooden pop sticks * Gummy worms, essential * 2 cups sugar * 2/3 cup corn syrup * 2/3 cup water * 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract * 1/4 teaspoon orange, lemon or cherry extract * Few drops orange food coloring Directions Lay a silicone sheet on a baking pan, place the sticks throughout the pan and put 3 associated with gummy Worms above the top of each stick to a gummy worm pie. Combine the sugar, corn syrup, and water in a clean, dry small pot. (It is a good idea to use great gauge pan and preferably with a pour spout.) Bring the boil over high heat and cook without stirring until many people reaches 305 degrees F or 'hard crack' stage on a candy thermometer. Occasionally wash to the sides within the pan with a clean pastry brush dipped in water get rid of any sugar crystals which usually are clinging for the sides of this pan. When the amalgamation reaches 305 degrees F, remove the pan from heat and dip the underside of the pan into an ice bath for virtually any few seconds to stop the candy from cooking. Add the extracts and food coloring and stir very gently having a wooden spoon so the color is evenly distributed. Pour the syrup over the gummy worms and about the stick. Cool the candy for at least 20 moments. Lift the lollipops off the silicone and either serve immediately or wrap in an airtight boxe. Now, tell me I can't plan an awesome night of fun using a few acquaintances!