Beware of . . .

When we first opened the wood shop way back in the 90’s, we tried selling wood signs with no luck. So when we reorganized the shop earlier this year, we found these “Beware of . . .” signs. They needed a little paint touch up but I still think they are a great decoration any time but especially for Halloween. What do you think?

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World Egg Day – Friday the 13th

Here is the perfect recipe for this World Egg Day on Friday the 13th: Spicy Southwestern Deviled Eggs.

12 hard-boil eggs
¼ c. plain Greek yogurt
¼ c. mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. Minced shallot
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 tsp. White-wine vinegar
¼ tsp. Salt
¼ tsp. Pepper
2 Tbsp. Chopped chipotle peppers in adobo
2 Tbsp. Chopped canned green chilis
24 fresh cilantro leaves

Peel hard-boiled eggs and halve lengthwise. Transfer yolks to a food processor and add remaining ingredients except the cilantro. Process until smooth. Spoon or pipe about 1 tablespoon of the filling into each egg half. Garnish with cilantro leaves.

Fathead Cracker/ Pizza Crust

Keeping with the season – a blast from the past. Give this Halloween Pizza a try. If you are on a ketogenic, low-carb diet, you can substitute the bread dough for a Keto Pizza Crust or this Fathead Cracker recipe.

1 3/4 c. shredded/grated mozzarella
3/4 c. almond meal/flour
2 Tbsp. cream cheese
1 egg
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp. flavorings of your choise

Mix the cheese, almond flour and cream cheese in a microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute. Stir then microwave on HIGH for another 30 seconds. Add the egg, salt and flavoring, mix gently.

Place on a piece of parchment paper and cover with a piece of plastic wrap. Roll thinly.

Remove plastic wrap.

Bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes or until browned. then add your favorite pizza toppings.

If you want to make crackers, simply cut the dough into small bite size pieces and bake 5 minutes then flip to bake other side.

Ham & Spinach Dip

Whether you are having a Halloween or New Years Eve party or looking for a great appetizer for Thanksgiving or Christmas this Ham & Spinach Dip from
Everyday Food is very tasty.

2 Tbsp. Unsalted butter
½ c. onion, finely chopped
¼ c. Almond flour
2 tsp. Arrowroot
1 ½ c. whole milk, at room temperature
¼ tsp. Paprika, plus more for sprinkling
½ c. Black Forest Ham, finely chopped
1 ¼ c. Harvarti cheese, grated
10 oz. Box frozen spinach, thawed & squeezed dry
Freshly ground black pepper
Kosher salt

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add flour and arrowroot and cook, stirring, 1 minute more. Add milk and whisk until mixture has thickened, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in paprika, ham, ¾ c. cheese and spinach. Season with salt and pepper.

Transfer mixture to a 1-quart baking dish. Top with remaining ½ cup cheese and sprinkle lightly with more paprika. Bake 10 minutes. Adjust oven to broil; broil until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes and serve.

End of Oktoberfest

It seems I missed Oktoberfest that happens in Germany every year. However, I believe there are quite a few local festivals happening throughout the month. Has anyone been to a local Oktoberfest? I can’t remember going to one locally. I did make it to the original Oktoberfest when I was in Germany  in the 80’s or 90’s. It was amazing all the food and beer.

Keeping with the season I would like to share another recipe that I posted many years ago: Maggot Stew with Brain Dip. When I originally made this recipe I was not on the ketogenic diet. I believe this could still be keto friendly by changing cauliflower rice for the orzo past.  The stew is tasty and can be a great entree for any Halloween inspired meal. The Brain Dip is a great appetizer. Give them a try this Halloween Season.

Worm Burgers

Here is a quick and easy way to make a Halloween dinner by adding bean sprouts to your hamburger. You will also notice that I do have black dishes for the season.  This set has cups and salad plates for a wonderful Halloween meal. So give this burger a try – even if you don’t normally eat worms.  HaHa!  ;-p

 

1 ½ c. bean sprouts
1 lb. Ground beef
1 egg
Salt & pepper to taste
Mayonnaise
Ketchup

 

Wash sprouts (worms) with warm water. Mix one cup of the sprouts, ground beef and egg together in a bowl. Form burgers into 4 patties. Place in frying pan and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook on medium heat until they are well browned underneath. Turn patties and season with salt and pepper. Cook until the second side is well browned.

Place cooked patties on plate, put mayonnaise (pus) and ketchup (blood) on the pattie and serve with the worms sprinkled on top as a garnish.

State of Mind

I previously shared some of my Halloween decorations and recipes. I am really hoping to get into the mood to decorate in the next week or so.  What should I do? Maybe just decorate the outside. Or just decorate the inside. Either way I think decorating will get me in the holiday spirit. After all there is Thanksgiving and Christmas to get ready for after Halloween. Today is just me making an effort to stay in the right state of mind.

Yesterday I shared a recipe for Devil’s Ribs. If you liked that one, click this link for Jack O’Lantern Soup and Brain Cell Salad.