On October 30th, the official night of Mischief, Stan, Annie and I hosted a Dinner and a Movie.
Complete with make shift costumes.
The original 1978 Halloween is a classic tale of one psycho, two babysitters and a whole lot of murder.
It’s the film that ushered in a new era of Horror aka the Slasher Movie.
And Michael Myers also blazed the path for
Jason, Freddy, Lead Cenobite aka Pinhead and Chucky.
(Honorable Mention: Leather Face since he came onto the scene four years before Halloween.)
A special nod goes to Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960), partly because many people believe this film to be the first slasher film, but mostly because John Carpenter had a lot of respect for Psycho and slipped little nods into Halloween, such as naming Dr. Samuel Loomis after Sam Loomis.
And of course:
For this dinner, I didn’t stick straight to all of the from scratch recipes.
I made some minor adjustments.
First on the menu was Parmesan Pepper Popcorn in honor of Annie Brackett; Laurie’s not so nice friend, who makes popcorn for little Lindsay Wallace while The Shape is spying. When it was our turn to make popcorn, we ran into a tiny problem. I have a ton of microwavable popcorn but unfortunately I had forgotten we have no microwave. But, I did some quick googling and you can indeed pop microwavable popcorn in a pan with just oil.
After the popping, add Grated Parmesan Cheese, Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper.
Next we have Poutine, or what we used to call “Disco Fries” back home aka French Fries covered in Gravy. The Poutine is in honor of the Canadian born, William Shatner, whose mask was recreated to make the iconic Michael Myers Mask. For our fries, I had the extremely difficult task of baking a bag of Frozen French Fries and heating up a can of Beef Gravy…I know…and then topping it off with Mozzarella Cheese.
Next on the menu, we had our main course, the perfect dish for babysitters, Pizza Margherita. We used Tomato Sauce, Tomatoes, two types of Mozzarella Cheese and a ready-made Pizza Crust, which I highly recommend for novice pizza makers, like myself.
We paired all courses with canned beer, (“preferably the American and cheap kind, which High Schoolers would totally score.”) The comics are in honor of Tommy Doyle, the boy Laurie is babysitting.
Throughout all the food and flicks we enjoyed a little good ol’ fashioned pumpkin carving.
And finally, we ended the night with Whoopie Pies, in honor of all the young couples using their last moments on earth to make…uh, whoopie. Instead of the Pumpkin flavored ones that were suggested, I went with this recipe.
It’s a little messy,
but totally worth it!
On October 31st, we co-hosted a party at Manny’s House.
Here are some of the goodies I created:
Rice Krispie Treat with Orange MarshmallowsCaramel Apple Jell-O Shots (that tasted much better than they look!)
I added more vodka than the recipe asked for, so it took a little longer to chill.
the crowd pleaser
a delicious punch recipe my Aunt gave me.Thank you for reading
and I hope you all had a very