Tuesday, 1 November 2016

A Feast for Halloween

I copied Shaheen's spiders idea from Allotment 2 Kitchen for our starter. You wouldn't believe how fiddly they were though! The cheese toasty stars were just a bit too small for the olive spiders, but you get the gist.
The main was a cheesy vegetable bake - all from the allotment: parsnip, potato, carrot,
beetroot and onion. With a bit of black garlic in the sauce.
It looks a bit burnt, but that's just the cheese sauce, which had gone nice and red from the beetroot to make it suitably Halloween-y.
I sliced all the veg thinly and thought they'd all cooked pretty well in about 1½ hours but Jamie  thought they were still a bit undercooked. He's used to eating veg slightly more crunchy than he'd choose to cook them :-)
Earlier we'd visited the allotments to put a Jack-o-lantern in the gateway - another nice bit of carving by Jamie. And we put a light-up ghost balloon on our plot on a long string, but not sure how many people would have spotted that - unless they were going along the canal and saw it over the hedge!

9 comments:

  1. Glad I didn't visit Marsh Lane Allotments last night!

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    1. Aah, I think it's a shame :-) We heard the spooky owl while we were there just to
      add to the mood :-o

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  2. Ah shame the cheesy toasty starts were small, but still very cute. Thanks for the kind mention. When I saw your veg. bake I actually thought at first glance they were rainbow carrots (and guess what I picked some today for a Barley Salad. Your bake is very Halloween, perfect timing, shame the veg were a little underdone. The carved pumpkins are pretty cool.

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    1. Thanks for the idea! Aah, coloured carrots! I do love a colourful meal!!

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  3. Brilliant! Didn't even have time to carve our pumpkins but they were displayed nicely

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  4. Oh dear! Never mind, Monday's a silly night for Halloween anyway! So, are you going to cook up the pumpkin(s) instead?

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