Friday, October 30, 2009

Spooky Lunch

Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) or Halloween
is a very popular day in Santa Barbara...

There are many events all around town for little ones and adults....

our singing Count Dracula welcomed 20 Park Highland neighbor Ladies
to my Spooky Lunch

"Come on in dearie", said our ghostly witch

We served up some skull & bones soup....

some Raven Salad

paired with Twisted Tree

Bug Under Glass for starters

scary favors for my guests...

finished up with some special sweets, served on heirloom silver of course

the Ravens and our other "pets" cleaned up the left-overs

thanks so much for stopping by our Spooky neighborhood lunch....

Recipe (from Trader Joe's) for Soup I served. Delicious, easy & filling soup to serve a crowd, corn bread and a sliced melon, grape & apple salad, served with wine & iced tea

cookies & coffee for dessert

Peruvian Chicken & Rice Soup (serves 8)

(could also be called Tortilla Soup, just add some corn chips and shredded cheese)

1 box Chicken Broth (32 fl oz)
1 box Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup (32 fl oz)
1/2 jar Corn & Chile Salsa (bit spicey)
1 large bag (frozen) Chimichurri Rice
Cooked sliced or chunk Chicken
Juice of 2 limes

throw it all in a big pan, heat properly and serve!
(everyone wants this recipe!)

come by again next year...I'll start seasoning and aging the bones now....

Hope you have a spooky Halloween where ever you are!

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