Something wicked this way comes!
How is everyone doing? Only 3 days until Halloween! Things are kind of crazy around the Manicdote household because we’re having a big Halloween Bash on Saturday so we’re in the midst of cleaning/ decorating/ cooking, etc. That’s pretty much all that I’ve been doing. Well, and World of Warcraft.
I had lots of grandiose ideas for decorating and cooking…lots of handmade decorations I envisioned after reading Martha Stewarts Halloween magazine. I had ambitions plans for the house and I can safely say I’ve done none of them. *LOL* Yup, very true. Ran out of time and energy, therefor, we purchased a few decorations and I had some from previous years, but its mostly going to be a few simple things. Its the people that make the party, right?
The one thing that hasn’t been scaled back, its the food. I’m still going to be making a lot of food because I’ll enjoy doing it and who will care that we don’t have all kinds of fancy-ass creative decorations if the food is great, the drinks are flowing and the people are fun. At least thats the idea. At first I was going to make more chi-chi things like an Asparagus and Gruyere Tart, but, then, I realized that there are a lot of people who don’t like Asparagus. (Crazy, I know). I also had plans to make Ina’s Roasted Shrimp Cocktail but then I saw the prices of shrimp at the grocery store.
So my menu has been altered and modified from my champagne tastes…to fit my beer budget. I’ll be making Chili, Bacon-corn mini muffins, Pigs in a blanket (albeit fancier smoked sausages in puff pastry), bacon-wrapped jalepeno poppers, a hot artichoke dip and a tray of crudites, cheese & fruit. I also found this recipe for Mini Italian Club Sandwiches and I may or may not make it.
The party should be fun…we’ve got Rockband (regular and new Beatles Rockband) set up for one room, and then the new DJ Hero set up on the other xbox in another room. I know that will be fun…especially once a few people get drinks in them! We bought special black vodka for the occasion! YUM!
I can’t wait to get our party on! I have to admit I am vaugely nervous that we’ll have gone through all this work and bought all this food…and what if no one shows up! Ooof! Wish us luck!!!