Halloween is the time of year very special to kids as they get to dress up as their favorite characters, chow down loads of candy, spider cupcakes, brain-shaped melons and meatballs made to look like eyeballs, just to name a few.
As the kids are out and about the neighborhood with their friends, why not gather your family and friends for a fun time in your home meatball eyeballs and all for the children. But what about a simple elegant Halloween meal for your guests?
If you’re like me, I’m don’t decoratemy home with the obvious Halloween decor. And the same goes with my food. I like things to be themed with the Holidays, but not exactly looking like a Halloween store. (Christmas is a different story). Why can’t we make Halloween themed foods elegant enough for a dinner party, without it SCREAMING, “Look, it’s HALLOWEEN!!!”
This recipe for Warm Black Rice Salad – uses a favorite Halloween color – black, in the rice, as well as in the aged Balsamic Vinegar. Toasted pumpkin seeds keeps with the pumpkin theme of the season. Drizzled liberally with Garlic Olive Oil, this recipe should also protect you from the neighborhood vampires.
The point is, making Halloween themed food can be simple and elegant – and this is one example.