October 31st, 2008: Dinner

Well Halloween is over for another year. I already have ideas churning away in my little brain about things to make next year. I keep a notebook with me and write down all my ideas that I get. Otherwise I’ll forget and when it comes to food, I don’t want to forget! I didn’t get nearly all the things done yesterday that I wanted to. Boo on me! But we still had a good time which is the important part.

Halloween table

Halloween table

Here’s a pic of the table. I wanted to get a picture of it before it got too dark and I would be unable to take one. I was going to go with a Halloween theme and even pulled out my black tablecloth. However I really didn’t have any decorations or anything to put on the table. I went shopping for some earlier this month, but most stores had moved on to xmas decorations already and this was on the second week of October! So I changed out the placemats and went with the fall theme I had on there already.

The Big Red Monster

The Big Red Monster

The bottle of wine is called Big Monster Red and it’s a blend wine but I don’t know what’s in the blend. :p The bottle didn’t say. It’s a wine I picked up at a local store who put outs Halloween inspired alcohol.

Scott shows his artistic side

Scott shows his artistic side

It was actually really good! I’m surprised because the cheaper novelty wine can go either way but this was light and easy to drink.

Starter

Starter

Because both of us were starving, I put out a snack plate for us to pick at while I cooked dinner. On the plate:

  • Sliced pear
  • Frozen Grapes
  • Extra-sharp chedder
  • Parrano cheese
  • Foodshouldtastegood sweet potato chips
  • Kashi roasted veggie chips

Everything was sooo yummy. I love cheese and fruit plates! They are very much my weakness. I had a few grapes and all of the pear. I started with those first before getting into the other stuff! :p Then I just picked at cheese and crackers here and there.

Since I didn’t have decorations to go all spooky, I decided to just make a nice romantic Halloween dinner for Scott and I.

Orange and green dinner

Orange and green dinner

It was pumpkin risotto and maple glazed brussel sprouts. I topped the risotto with crispy prosciutto which gave it a nice salty bite. I had about 1/2 cup maybe 3/4 cup of the risotto and several brussel sprouts. I only left a few bites of both. Everything was really good. The risotto was the first attempt and I’m on the right track. It needs some tweaking but I will be able to figure it out. Perhaps I’ll save the recipe for next Halloween. :D

After dinner and cleanup we settled down to watch movies. We only got to one and that was Halloween (of course!). During the movie I made us some dessert.

Mmmmm

Mmmmm

Apple cider floats! Vanilla ice cream topped with some apple cider. It was awesome! To me, sometimes floats can taste heavy. You have the syrupy pop mixed with the ice cream can have some weight to it when it sits in your stomach. This had none of that going on, very light and yummy. Plus it’s apple cider and not pop so you can feel a little better about eating it.

It wasn’t long after dessert that the movie finished and I headed up to bed. It had been a loonnnggg but fantastic day and I was ready to call it a night.

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