Yup, you know it. That time when I start wanting to fire up my oven again. That time when I start creating events to cook for. And that time when the fire marshall ramps up readiness in my area and my friends start lining up their excuses.
In this years line up, first we have Halloween. Which is usually not a big cooking event, but I'm planning a party for a bunch of little kids, so there will definitely be some halloween treats needed. And then there is Thanksgiving. Since everyone is going to be gone on Thanksgiving, I'm doing it a week early. The guest list has a potential of 22 adults and almost a dozen kids. We'll see how many decide to come. THe percentage of people who come having already been to one of my dinners versus the Emily Jordan Dinner-virgins will be interesting.
So what do you think of this for the kids menu:
Worms in Dirt (sliced hot dogs in refried beans)
Pumpkin Cheese crackers (no pumpkin, just cheese and puff pastry in pumpkin shape)
Caramel Popcorn Balls
Graveyard Cake (chocolate cake with cookie gravestones)
And for the adults:
Eyeball Cheese balls (spiced cheese around pimento stuffed olives)
Spider Web eggs
Shriveled Potatoes with Aioli
I'll keep working on it and see what I come up with. For now, its time for some blue cheese spread and wine jelly. Yes, that's my dinner. And yes it is homemade. I think I've put both recipes on here before, but if I haven't, I'll try to remember to post them. As long as I don't have too many glasses of red wine before I post this......