Last Minute Halloween Dinner!
It’s not too late to throw together a little halloween dinner party for your spookiest friends. All you have to do is hire Foxglove Events to take care of all the logistics! Oh wait, you actually want to do the party yourself? Ok well here is a delicious recipe to ensure your party is a success!
Kale & Sausage Stuffed Sugar Pumpkins
This will please the meat lovers and the veggie lovers in your group!
First scoop out your pumpkins, set pumpkin seeds aside to roast later for a tasty snack.
Take cleaned out pumpkins and rub olive oil and kosher salt all around the inside. Roast entire thing at 375 until lightly brown, around 25 minutes.
In large cast iron skillet, sauté 2 large sweet onions with 5 chopped, fresh garlic cloves. Add EVO & kosher salt. Sauté until onions are clarified. Add sausage of preference. I like sage chicken. Cook through and until browned on outside. Add quick cook farro and a splash of bone broth or chicken broth. Bone broth preferred. (Master Chef Tip: always have bone broth on hand to boost the flavor of any dish!) Cook for 5 more minutes than remove from burner.
In side bowl stir together 2 heads of finely chopped & destemmed kale. Add 4 oz of crumbled, sharp white cheddar cheese. Add 1/4 lb of chopped fresh button mushrooms. Then add sausage & onion mixture. Stir thoroughly, salt and pepper to taste. Scoop into pumpkins and cook in oven for another 10-15 minutes til golden brown and crispy on top, Sprinkle shredded parmesan on top while cooking. Let sit for 5 minutes, place on your table as beautiful, edible centerpiece. When ready to serve, slice entire pumpkins into quarters and serve onto your guests plates! You can eat the pumpkin part too!
Pair with your favorite crunchy bread and a delicious bottle of red wine or a Bloody Mary. ;)
If you are feeding picky kids also, I like to make a quick and easy spider pizza. Make a basic cheese pizza and just cut up a few black olives to shape into spiders, and scatter on top of the pizza.
Don’t forget to set the mood for your dinner! Cover your table in colorful gourds & pumpkins, or fun halloween decorations. Put on a scary movie in the background, dim the lights and cover your space in candles!
Have a Devilishly Delicious Good Time!
To the left is what stuffed pumpkins look like before you cook them.
Below is what they look like after you cook them.