Appetizer – Guacamole – Halloween Barfing Pumpkin

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1/2 red onion, minced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1-2 Serrano chiles, stems and seeds removed, minced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro (leaves and tender stems), finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lime or lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • A dash of freshly grated black pepper
  • 1/2 ripe tomato, seeds and pulp removed, chopped
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Directions

1 Cut avocados in half. Remove seed. Scoop out avocado from the peel, put in a mixing bowl.

2 Using a fork, roughly mash the avocado. (Don’t overdo it! The guacamole should be a little chunky.) Add the chopped onion, cilantro, lime or lemon, salt and pepper and mash some more. Chili peppers vary individually in their hotness. So, start with a half of one chili pepper and add to the guacamole to your desired degree of hotness. Be careful handling the peppers; wash your hands thoroughly after handling and do not touch your eyes or the area near your eyes with your hands for several hours.

FYI —Chilling tomatoes hurts their flavor, so don’t chop the tomatoes or add to the guacamole until ready to serve.

3 Cover with plastic wrap directly on the surface of the guacamole to prevent oxidation from the air reaching it. Refrigerate until ready.

4 Just before serving, chop the tomato, add to the guacamole and mix.

Serve oozing out of the mouth of a pumpkin for that extra effect!

This is DAMN good Guac regardless of how you serve it!

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Main Course – Intestine Sausage – Halloween

This is simple.

Go to a custom butcher and order UNCUT Sauce.  Doesn’t matter what kind, Brats, Italian Sausage etc

Fill a Lasagna pan with the meat and bake it

Drain off the fat and add drops of red food coloring

If you use Italian Sausage you might drip on some spaghetti sauce

If you are making Bratwurst you might drop in some random sauerkraut for the “Maggot look”

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Candy – Blood Slide – Bloody Glass Shard Candy

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Blood Slide – Bloody Glass Shard Candy

Step 1: Ingredients and Recipe

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 4 Tbs water
  • red food dye
  • bamboo skewer or tooth pic

Step 2: Bring Sugar Mixture to a Boil

Bring sugar, corn syrup, and 2 Tbs water to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Don’t stir, but occasionally wash down sides of pan with a pastry brush dipped in cold water to prevent crystals from forming; boil until mixture turns golden, 5 to 7 minutes.

Step 3: Pour Sugar Out into Sheets

Line a few baking sheets with nonstick baking mats or parchment paper. (Cut it down to better fit the pan, it will make it easier to remove.

Pour the melted sugar mixture in a line down the center of the pan.  Using the back of a serving spoon or metal table spoon, spread sugar into a thin flat sheet.  Glass slides are pretty thin, so the thinner the better.  It will also be easier to cut in the next steps.

Drip one very small drop of red food color.  WARNING HERE if your pan it not level or you tile the pan the food color will run.

Once you have the mixture spread into a flat sheet, let it cool and harden for 5-10 minutes.  Once the mixture is hard, pull it away from the mat or parchment.  If its super thin, try not to crack it.

Step 4: Cut Sheets into Slides

Place the blade of a large knife directly into your burner to heat.  If you have an electric stove, you can use a lighter.  Once the blade is hot, begin to cut your sheets of sugar into strips.  Cut edges to be the length of a real slide.  Its good to have a glass slide to use as a template.

This step can be a bit annoying.  Don’t worry if you break a few, it happens.  Reheat the blade for each cut.  Between each cut, wash your blade off with water to keep the sugar from burning to your blade.  I don’t suggest using your best knife, since this heating and cooling isn’t the best treatment for your chef’s blade.  If the edges are really rough, dip your finger and water and smooth them out.

Lay your cut slides on your baking tray and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.

These are VERY Fragile so be careful.  Worse case scenario you end up with bloody shards of glass.

 

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