Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A Halloween Date with a Pumpkin Punch!

So after you have gone trick-or-treating with the kids and you have eaten all the Reese's Peanut Butter Cups out of their Halloween buckets where can you go next to satisfy that sweet tooth? Let me tell you!

As I was browsing around one of my favorite food sites Our Best Bites, I ran across a recipe that forced me out of my chair and down the stairs with a list of groceries for my husband. He was thrilled to be heading out at ten o'clock at night to accommodate his wife's me! Here it is...Pumpkin Pie Milkshakes.

So basically what the geniuses at Our Best Bites have done is they have taken the BEST part of Thanksgiving (the pie of course!) okay the turkey's not bad...and they have put it into a delicious milkshake you can enjoy all fall long! Enough talk here are the numbers...

1/3 C. pumpkin, canned or homemade
1/4 - 1/2 C milk
1/4 t vanilla
1/2 t cinnamon
1/19 t cloves (just use a 1/8 t measure and fill it half way, or do a pinch)
1/16 t nutmeg
2 T brown sugar
2 C vanilla ice cream
1 - 2 graham crackers

Pop everything but graham crackers in a blender. Start with 1/4 C milk and then slowly add more if needed to make the blender process it all. I used somewhere between 1/4 - 1/2 C.
Sprinkle with crushed graham cracker crumbs before serving.
So once you and your dude have created a milkshake masterpiece and put the kiddies to bed grab a cozy blanket and your dracula teeth and start talking horror movies.
-What is your favorite scary movie?
-If you could be any villain who would you be?
-Who is the scariest of all the monsters/villains?
-Are monsters or crazy people scarier? (think the Exorcist or Hannibal Lector)
-If Jason and the Dracula were in a fight...who would win?
Next you need to have a seat and get terrified for a few hours! Seriously it's one time a year...don't be a baby! Here are a few Hot Lunch Suggestions:
Silence of the Lambs
The Shining
Halloween H2O
Nightmare on Elm Street
Scream 2
Scream 3
I Know What You Did Last Summer?
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
Sean of the Dead
Remember these are only suggestions! We don't want you to have nightmares the next 6 weeks! Although for the right price we will come out to your house in a mask and scare your dude...big time!


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