I was searching the Dish Network channel guide to see what suspenseful movies will be on for that remainder of September. Now that October is just all around corner after a very short summer, it 's time to prepare for fall festivities and scary movie downloads. I look forward to going apple picking and attending fall fairs, going to the Christmas Tree Shoppe to stock up on fall decor and, of course, curling up on cold weekend nights for some really good horror movies!
I started to think about how I can start the Halloween experience early, so I decided that i am going to invite a few friends over this weekend for a fun nights horror! I'm not losing their mind on creepy decorations just yet, but we'll certainly light a few candles to set the feeling. I was thinking of preparing a delicious dinner, followed by two horror movies than a little good night story for my friends before they leave for the evening. I should point out that my daughter is gonna be be at her grandmother's house while this is occurring! So far, I have found some great recipes from Food Network to give to you for the dinner and treats.
Appetizers To add some Halloween color into the mix, I'm going generate this appetizer that a new witch green color.
Roasted Chile Guacamole with Baked Tortilla Chips Baked Tortilla Chips:
* Cooking spray * 3 sun-dried tomato basil tortilla wraps * 3 garden spinach herb tortilla wraps * Olive oil * Salt and pepper Guacamole: * 1/2 cup frozen chopped onion, thawed * 2 cups frozen no-salt added petite peas, thawed * 1/3 cup water * 2 tablespoons lemon juice * 1 (1-ounce) packet guacamole seasoning mix * 1 teaspoon chopped garlic * 1/2 cup diced tomatoes with no-salt added * 1 cup chopped avocado * 1 (7-ounce) can fire roasted diced green chiles
For tortillas chips: Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F ree p. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray; reserve. On a cutting board, stack 3 tortillas and employing a sharp knife, cut into 8 wedges (like a pie). Repeat with remaining tortillas. Separate any that stick just about every other. Place on baking sheet, evenly spread out. Drizzle with olive oil and season with pepper and salt. Bake for eight to ten minutes or until vital. Remove and let magnificent.
For Guacamole: In a medium saucepan combine onions, peas, water, lemon juice, guacamole seasoning, and garlic. Cook for 10 minutes until ingredients are cuddly. Remove from heat and let cool. Pour cooled pea mixture into a substantial bowl. Add avocado and mash with a fork or potato masher. Strain tomatoes and contribute to bowl with green chilies. Mix until blended. Serve with baked chips.
Since my good little doobie always be at her grandmother's house, I may make a few drinks to accompany our appetizers! I'm thinking I'll go with Emeril's Tin Can Margaritas Ingredients: * 1 lime, cut in wedges * Coarse salt, for glasses * 1 large can frozen limeade * 1 full can good-quality tequila * 1/2 can triple-sec * 1/2 can fresh lemon juice * Ice Directions: Rub rims of glasses having a lime wedge; place salt in a saucer and dip wheels. In a pitcher combine remaining ingredients, stir well and populate with snow. Serve in salt-rimmed glasses with lime wedges.And at this moment.for the main course.Pumpkin-Peanut Curry Noodles with Five-Spice Seared Scallops and Shrimp, which only takes 20 minutes to cook (believe it or not)!
Ingredients: * 1 pound spaghetti * Salt * 5 tablespoons vegetable oil or peanut oil * 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped * 2 inches ginger root, minced or grated * 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced * 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes * 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter * 1/4 to 1/3 cup tamari dark soy sauce, eyeball it * 1 (15-ounce) can cooked pumpkin * 2 rounded tablespoonfuls mild or hot curry paste (recommended: Patak's) available international foods aisle * 3 tablespoons five-spice powder * 12 jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined * 12 diver scallops, trimmed and patted dry * 4 scallions, cut into 2-inch pieces, then thinly sliced lengthwise into matchsticks Directions: Heat a large pot of water for spaghetti. When water boils, salt it and add pasta to cook to al dente or with a bite to it.
While pasta cooks, heat a large, deep skillet over medium heat with 2 tablespoons vegetable or peanut engine oil. Add garlic, ginger, red bell pepper, and pepper flakes to the pan and cook together a small amount of minutes, include some peanut butter and melt it. Whisk soy into peanut butter, then stir in pumpkin and curry paste. The sauce will be very heavy. Turn down the heat to tiny. Add a ladle or 2 of pasta cooking water to thin sauce a bit and simmer over low heat. Adjust salt, to taste.
Heat dropped an engine to medium skillet over high heat. Pour the five-spice powder onto a plate the salt. Press both sides of the shrimp and scallops into the powder. Add 3 tablespoons of remaining oil to hot skillet. Put the shrimp on the pan and cook 1 minute, flip and sear the component until just opaque. Remove shrimp into a plate and also aside. Add another 3 tablespoons of oil towards skillet and heat back up to smoking. Add the scallops and sear on both sides until opaque. Remove scallops and grow the plate of shrimp.
Drain pasta and return pasta towards the pot. Add the curry-pumpkin sauce and toss thoroughly. Serve noodles on 4 plated and top with scallions and seafood. All I require say is YUM! And so for piece of food.Dirt Pudding! This literally takes 5 units! Have some pudding prepared from the night time before, crack open a package of Oreos and crumble the cookies in the pudding. It's delectable and uncomplicated. It is now time for the feature presentation: Movie number 1: Scream Intermission: Coffee with Baileys Irish Cream, Amaretto and Frangelico Movie number 2: From Dusk Till Dawn
Good night story: This woman was doing laundry on a Saturday morning while her husband was at effort. For some reason anytime she pushes her clothes into the washing machine, she grow a feeling that somebody is behind her, but she keeps going, admitting the thought is brainless. The basement never bothered her before getting to. It isn't musty as there's a dehumidifier in that area. It hasn't been emptied for almost any while but the air is dry. The cobwebs usually be dusted and swept away as she's not like spiders, so the basement quite clean minus a few bags truly bright enough so factors no unlit corners. She hears her son rummaging through something in the living room upstairs, so she quickly goes back upstairs regarding sure he has being safe.
Her son decided to try out brand new roller-skates while mom was downstairs. Your lover reminded her son that they needs to put a helmet and kneepads if he wants to roller-skate improve your can join her your basement while she washes clothes. Is actually an more room to skate in the large space downstairs. The husband had just recently finished ripping the rug off the basement stairs so they could replace it and are usually many small nails sticking your own the front of a few of the steps. The mom tells her son that she'll carry him downstairs because he's already wearing his skates and she doesn't want him to obtain hurt within nails. The son conforms.
Once the son's helmet and kneepads are on, the mom sets him free to skate with the basement. Then she gets this horrible chill down her spine and a sick feeling in her stomach so she gets a minute to lean facing the table where she folds her clean suits. She can't figure out what put in is, but her father is on hospital so she decides to call her mom from the cell phone she has in her sweatshirt pocket to ensure everything is ok with him. Her mom said that everything is good and that her dad will be coming home the next day. Her dad fell and 1 of his toenails was caught on something and have been ripped off completely. He can a heavy man and any fall he takes is bound to cause some damage, but hooking his toenail on something made it even worse.
'He's fine', she thought, 'so what can this horrible feeling be?' Her son is skating as fast as they could while retaining the basement wall. Everything required her face with her hands looking for think with the items the problem could always be. All of a sudden her son catches one of his skates in the grate of the basement sink. His skate stays there with the exceptional body goes flying transfer. He luckily landed on a trash bag that was full of garments the mom put on the bottom a week ago for the Salvation Armed forces.
She dashes to her son which crying regarding shock from falling with his new skates. She comforts him and walks onto retrieve his skate, still stuck typically the grate from the drain. 'These crazy plastic roller-skates. We'll get that you just new pair today, baby'. She looks back down at the skate and notices something hairy herniated of the drain alongside foul fragrance.
She calls her husband to return from perform his break to follow the hyperlink. She puts on the movie upstairs for her son who's ready regarding any nap. Her husband gets home after that and hurries with her to the basement to discover what she was sharing. He grabs a crow bar which stashed behind the dryer and pries open the drain, catching a couple of hair along the way and flinging the object across area once the grate breaks free. It thumps with wall and falls behind the trash bags filled with clothes. They notice that whatever it is, it's bleeding because there is a splat of blood on the wall. 'I wish We my father check that drain when he was down here a week ago. You know how I prefer to keep that clean'.
They tiptoe over to where the object had thumped to the bottom and peeked behind the baggage. They scream and jump back once they realize it's a human head with skin that is falling aloof from spending a great deal of time your past drain pond. They panic and the husband takes a good look to make sure they didn't miss anything else down presently there. He noticed her father's pocketknife under the basement stairs with blood on this kind of. He does not pick it up. As he examines the stairs for further evidence, he sees what he originally thought was a leftover piece of the carpet he had ripped up and notices that it is a toenail. 'Get upstairs and call the police!'
The wife calls the law who eventually get there and investigate her basement. They observe the actual top and asking them questions what is by the bags which usually are on the floor. The lady tells them that they're stuffed with clothes. They open the bag and notice parts of the body that to be able to hacked up and stuffed in quilts. They take the toenail as evidence.
Goodie Bags to Take Home: Some fun trinkets from iParty in some cool Halloween lollipops!
Ingredients: * 6 or 8-inch wooden pop sticks * Gummy worms, necessary * 2 cups sugar * 2/3 cup corn syrup * 2/3 cup water * 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract * 1/4 teaspoon orange, lemon or cherry extract * Few drops orange food coloring Directions Lay a silicone sheet on a baking pan, place the sticks on the pan make 3 regarding gummy Worms above the top of each stick to create a gummy worm triangle. Combine the sugar, corn syrup, and water in a clean, dry small saucepan. (It is best to make use of a heavy gauge pan and preferably along with a pour spout.) Bring together with a boil over high heat and cook without stirring until many people reaches 305 degrees F or 'hard crack' stage on a candy temperature gauge. Occasionally wash down the sides of the pan having a clean pastry brush drizzled with water remove any sugar crystals have got clinging into the sides from the pan.
When the amalgamation reaches 305 degrees F, remove the pan from heat and dip the bottom of the pan into an ice bath for a couple of seconds to stop the candy from food preparation. Add the extracts and food coloring and stir very gently with a wooden spoon so the color is evenly distributed. Pour the syrup inside the gummy worms and approximately the hang on to. Cool the candy for at least 20 minutes or so. Lift the lollipops off the silicone and either serve immediately or wrap in an airtight container. Now, tell me I can't plan an awesome night of fun with a bit of close family members!