“Trick or Treat, Trick or Treat, I want something good to eat!
Trick or Treat, Trick or Treat, Give me something nice and sweet!
Give me candy and an apple, too and I won’t play a trick on you!”.
Halloween is one of the most celebrated holidays in the world because both children and adults love it, maybe because - for an entire day - rules and barriers are overcome in a great and fun macabre carnival of sorts and, like Lesley Bannatyne says, this holiday celebrates universal values such as imagination, sharing, and generosity.
Among the icons of the holiday are Jack-o'-lanterns, spiders, black cats, witches, cemeteries and bats silhouetted against the full moon. To see the next full moon on Halloween night we will have to wait until October, 31, 2020!
Talking about Jack-o'-lantern, the unmissable Halloween carved pumpkin, according to an Irish legend, it was named after the farmer Stingly Jack, forced to wander in the night with an ember in his hand because he tried to cheat the devil. The cunning farmer Jack, to protect himself, built around the ember a lantern using a turnip, which was later substituted with a pumpkin.
On Halloween, pumpkin can't be missing!
When you prepare the lantern, keep the pulp! You can prepare an excellent soup.
When the pulp has been separated from the seeds, mix it in the mixer, adding a spoonful of salted butter and cook it at low heat, adding to the mixture two diced potatoes, a sliced onion and water as needed. Let cook for about 40 minutes, then salt and pepper to taste, add your preferred cheese, grated or diced, and serve in bowls.
For the Halloween party, you can entertain the kids by preparing Monster Hamburgers. Here is what you will need: vegetable charcoal bread, cheddar cheese, arugula salad, veal meat - or for a vegetarian version, a quinoa burger - and some reduced Pomì Tomato Sauce. Prepare the hamburgers, decorate them with gummy eyeball candies pierced by colored cocktail sticks. You can decorate the plate with many colored gummy worms.
For adults, you can serve a hot and invigorating drink that is very easy to prepare: "mulled wine". Just warm the red wine with a pinch of sugar, orange zest, star anise, clove to taste and a cinnamon stick, and the Devil's Blood is ready to serve.
Another great idea for the holiday: the Chocolate Bats!
Use your children's favorite cookies and cover them with melted chocolate on all sides. On a piece of aluminum foil, pour a thin layer of chocolate half a centimeter long, and form the wings. Attach them to the cookies before the chocolate solidifies, helping yourself with rice syrup to make them adhere well. Let cool in the refrigerator for 30-40 minutes, then decorate with icing sugar to form eyes and sharp teeth.
We now leave you with a last sweet recipe created by Pomì, to finish in style your Halloween party: Black cupcakes with tomato-flavored cream.