It's Halloween - Let's Party!!!!
Oct. 30, 2011 1:44 pm
Updated: Nov. 2, 2011 3:27 pm
We hosted a Halloween party at our place last night. We wore costumes, made way too much food, played fun music, shook up some amazing cocktails, and danced in the family room. We've always thought of this as our annual opportunity to embarrass our children. But
the food is really where it's at! In addition to my lasagna I put together some turkey burger sliders with smoked gouda cheese, asparagus/ham rollups,
cocktail meatballs in the crockpot, and my own spinach/artichoke dip.Our friends also contributed some fun things to the buffet.
My husband's sister did a great job on the veggie tray.
For dessert, I did some decadent chocolate spider web cupcakes with chocolate ganache frosting. These are to die for folks!
Since we had a crowd coming over anyway, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to have people try the Barber Foods Chicken Breasts that I was asked to try out this month as part of the Allrecipes Allstars/Brand Ambassador program. Barber Foods was
nice enough to send us coupons for free product so I went out and got 3 varieties that I found at my local Safeway.
Cordon Bleu, Broccoli & Cheese, and Chicken Parmesan.
The Cordon Bleu was gone before I could get a picture but here is the Chicken Parmesan and Broccoli and Cheese before they got snapped up by our guests. Clearly the Cordon Bleu was the favorite but I also thought the Chicken Parmesan
was pretty darn tasty. Definitely worthy of having on hand for those nights when you just need something quick. Maybe you have to feed the kids before you head out to dinner with some friends. It's always good to have a back-up entree in the freezer for things
like this. It was also a nice addition to a party buffet. I put a lot of time and effort into most of the dishes I serve so to be able to have something so simple to add in can be nice. Our guests enjoyed all of the food.
We had some pretty scary characters on hand. Especially this guy.
The cereal killer!!! Apparently his wife was not as frightened of him as I was. Then there was this guy....
My husband, looking very creepy in his vampire makeup. He also happens to be one amazing bartender.
How great are these tequila bottles? Perfect for Halloween. My husband had the shaker shakin' all night.
It was a great party, great food, delicious cocktails, and amazing friends. Happy Halloween!!!
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Halloween Veggie Tray
Spider Web Cupcakes