Spend anytime in the pumpkin patch lately? Halloween is upon us and we are loaded up with treats for every Elsa, Spiderman, witch, and Ninja Turtle in town.
Gone are the days when we tripped along the sidewalk in homemade masks that were impossible to see out of, juggling our treat bags as well as a little orange UNICEF box that we were determined to fill with nickles and dimes. Now the neighborhood kids ask for donations to the food shelf, so I've got cans of soup and a few boxes of cereal stashed next to the candy bowl.
Halloween dinner? That's easy. Calzone mummies, Maple Curry Squash Soup, and cheese sandwiches are a perfect feast for goblins both big and small.
Maple Curry Squash Soup
Serves 2 to 4
1 small pumpkin squash, halved and baked until soft in 375 degree oven (about 40 minutes)
1/2 onion, diced
1/2 red pepper, diced
1 small zucchini, diced
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup chicken or vegetable stock
14 ounce can coconut milk
2 tablespoon each maple syrup and peanut butter
Salt and pepper to taste
Saute squash, onion, pepper, and zucchini in olive oil over medium heat until soft, about 5 minutes. Add curry, turmeric, and cayenne and cook while stirring an additional 2 minutes. Add stock, coconut milk, maple, and PB and stir until well combined and hot. Season with salt and pepper.
Garnish with roasted squash seeds and nuts, and crumbled bacon.
Morotbröd (Carrot Bread)
Make white cheddar sandwiches with my new favorite bread recipe which can be found at Called to the Table.