Thursday, October 22, 2009

Scary Recipes

It's time to start celebrating Halloween on here. I've been wearing my Halloween jewelry for weeks, and as we all know there are plenty of scary recipes in my cookbook library here. This is from The Complete Holiday Cookbook, likely from the 60's. There are three Halloween menus. Here's Trick or Treat Supper:
Crown Roast of Franks (pictured) (seriously)
Boston Baked Beans
Potato Chips
Witch's Brew
(Clearly, this was done by committee, or else it's some one's version of a Trick.)
Crown Roast of Franks
4 cups saltine cracker crumbs
1/2 cup melted butter or margarine
1 can sauerkraut, drained
1 1/2 cups diced apples
2 tsp. caraway seed
1 1/2 pounds frankfurters (Yep, pounds)

Mix together cracker crumbs, butter, sauerkraut, apples and caraway seed. Shape into mound on baking pan. Stand frankfurters around stuffing, joining with cocktail picks near top. Bake in 375-degree oven for 40 minutes. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Now, unless my math is wrong - from this picture that's 3-4 frankfurters per person. That's no Treat.

I just finished the copy of Kate White's new one, Hush, from Bouchercon. I really like her taut pacing and writing, with humor sprinkled in. It's rare to find a fun female thriller writer, and this is a good example. I have teen books to get back to for reviews now, and The Help to read for research on a requested cookbook program. Anyone read that one yet?


Toronto realtor said...

Hi. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Sounds interesting. I'm trying to collect as much as possible Halloween recipes this year. We're going to have a small Halloween party for close friends and family and I'm going to show them my cooking abilities. When the list of recipes is long enough I'll choose the best recipes to cook. I'm looking forward to hear the reactions.

Take care,

Anne said...

Oh my lord. If I see crown roast of franks at a party I will be frightened indeed! Scary!