Welcome to the 7th Annual Foodie Friday Halloween Party.
Halloween is a fun-loving kick off to the longer holiday season, a chance to indulge our inner child (and our real ones) and to play with vivid colors: russet, gold, burnt orange.
I'm thrilled that you're joining us for an evening of tricks and treats, magic potions,
soups for your cauldrons, and desserts that will haunt your taste buds.
Halloween is a favorite season for foodies. We fill our grocery cart with candy (our favorites, of course), carve pumpkins, bake cupcakes, and sip cup after cup of spiced tea.
Every Halloween, I open a poetry book and read an old favorite by Anne Sexton.
I have gone out, a possessed witch,
haunting the black air, braver at night;
dreaming evil, I have done my hitch
over the plain houses, light by light:
lonely thing, twelve-fingered, out of mind.
A woman like that is not a woman, quite.
I have been her kind.
I have found the warm caves in the woods,
filled them with skillets, carvings, shelves,
closets, silks, innumerable goods;
fixed the suppers for the worms and the elves:
whining, rearranging the disaligned.
A woman like that is misunderstood.
I have been her kind.
-- Anne Sexton
I'm delighted to share the 3 Most-Viewed Recipes
from last week's Foodie Friday.
#1 Most-Viewed --
Served in a white Ironstone bowl, Homemade Vegetable Beef Soup is a hearty, heart-warming
meal on a crisp autumn evening.
A divine Orange Pumpkin Loaf is perfect with tea.
#2 Most-Viewed Recipe
What happens when the nearest P.F. Chang restaurant is an hour away?
Butteryum has the answer with an aromatic, mouth-watering recipe.
#3 Most-Viewed Recipe
From The Woks of Life: "Consisting of a flavorful, clear broth, shaved beef, tender Chinese radish slices, lots of cilantro and scallion, deep red chili oil, and chewy handmade noodles, Lanzhou Beef Noodle Soup (兰州拉面, lanzhou lamian) has the majority vote among 1.4 billion very culinarily-conscious citizens."
You're Invited to Peruse
from last week's Foodie Friday Link Party.
Ready to get your party on?
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The Foodie Friday Link Party
Have a Safe, Spectacular Halloween.