So basically any dish can be made into a "Halloween" dish by simply adding a bit of pumpkin decor. :)
BUT before we get into yesterday's Halloween meal I thought you'd like to know the basement is finished!
|Drain Pipe + Gravel...|
|& a sump pump|
|All covered in concrete.|
Another thing to share before we get to the Halloween meal was a snack from yesterday. A Granny Smith Apple with a PB Dip. To make the dip I just mashed Natural PB (Peanuts as the only ingredient) with some Almond Milk. Doing that makes the PB go a LOT further. Plus, if you're so inclined, you can add cocoa powder to it and make it a REALLY great snack. :)
OK the Halloween Meal!
Halloween Quinoa Omelet Bake
1 1/2 T Quinoa (uncooked)
2 T Almond Milk
Favorite Veggies & Spices
My little Pirate helped me make this one (our costumes change by the hour around here!)
Start by Pre-heating your oven (or toaster oven) to 350.
In each ramekin put 1.5 T Quinoa
In a bowl whisk your egg, 2 T Almond Milk and your favorite diced veggies & spices
Kai's Bowl (Green): sweet pepper, THINLY sliced potato, frozen broccoli
My Bowl (Blue): onion, sweet pepper, THINLY sliced potato, frozen broccoli
Pour your egg/veggie mix over the quinoa and GENTLY shake it so that everything settles (remember, this is a meal, not a Polaroid picture).
Set on a cookie sheet (especially if you tend to over fill yours, like I do) and put in the oven for 40-60 minutes. If your using any frozen foods it will obviously take longer than if you don't. It's done when the egg is set. :)
|Mine spilled over - that's the reason for the cookie sheet. :)|
Take a spare Ramekin and use it as a cookie cutter on a slice of American Cheese.
Use a knife to cut out a Jack-O-lantern face and then smoosh on a stem. :)
Top your dish and put it back in under the broiler for a few minutes. Watch it though - cheese can go from melty to crazy-burnt-ash pretty quickly... not that I'd know.
And there you have it... A scary face to eat. The picture doesn't do it justice though. It still had more of it's pumpkin look in person. Here it looks like a melted old crone...which I guess is scary in its own right. :)
And mine, sans-cheese...
Kai absolutely LOVED these! In fact she asked that next time we have snack duty I make them. lol!
The quinoa forms a nice crust at the bottom and they are really veggie packed and filling. :)
As for the Hubs. He had found a soup he wanted on-line so I made him that. It had to simmer for 40 minutes which is what lead me to make a dish for Kai and I that had to cook for 40 minutes. :)
His soup was just Chicken boiled in water until cooked. Remove the chicken to cool and add a bullion cube & some chopped potato. Let cook until the potatoes are soft. I used the immersion blender to mash SOME, not all, of the potato (It gives the broth a more hearty texture). Then I added about 1 1/2 Cups frozen corn kernels and a can of diced tomatoes with chili, and added the chicken back in - pulled into bite size chunks (yikes, doesn't that sound appetizing?). Plus a little salt, pepper and a packet of truvia (I wasn't about to dig around looking for white sugar), I added the lid and let that bad boy simmer.
And there it is, with his can of Diet Mtn Dew. :)