Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Spooky Stuff

I'm having fun decorating for Hallowe'en this year. We have grandchildren in town, and that tends to add *spirit* to the holiday, so to speak. I bought some truly spooky lichen-covered spiders for the table, added black and orange candles now that it's dark around dinner time, and used my midnight blue placemats with black and orange napkins. I get a little smile every time I see the table.

And, following on with the Hallowe'en theme, when I found half a small head of purple cabbage, a great big carrot, and a mild onion in the fridge, I thought it would be fun to make a vegetable melange that would speak to the season.

I sliced the cabbage thinly, cut the carrots into matchsticks, and sliced the onion into rings then into quarters. Softening the onions in a couple of teaspoons of bacon fat didn't take long, then I piled on the other veggies and tossed them briefly to coat them with the bacony flavor as they quickly sautéed.  

We had been to Oakland for My Beloved's semi-annual checkup, so we treated ourselves to huge hamburgers from Marin Sun Farms in Market Hall. The burgers were flavored with their own house-made bacon, too, so it was a rich meal. We have been watching our portions lately, but any day that starts with something as hair-raising as trip to the urologist is a day when we throw the diet out the window.

This would make a great dinner for Hallowe'en night, when you have to eat fast and be ready for the ghoulies and ghosties who are bound to show up looking for treats.


Blogger Namastenancy said...

Burgers are a great way to celebrate after a doctor's apt - and it must have been good news.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013  
Blogger Diane said...

It sounds like a grand treat and well-deserved! Enjoy the holiday with those little ones around.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013  
Blogger Greg said...

Spiders! Protect your burgers.

Thursday, October 31, 2013  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Nancy, yes, so far, so good!

Diane, we are going to watch them parade, then trick or treating. Should be fun as the weather is ideal here.

Greg, big, flaky spiders, no less! :-) We were able to fight them off.

Thursday, October 31, 2013  

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