Friday, September 23, 2016

Horror Night #4

I'm supposed to be fasting tonight because I have some blood work being done in the morning.  I want you all to know that my nephew and I are going to be making some Halloween pasta very soon - so stay tuned for that.

I am planning on making pumpkin curry tomorrow.  Here is the recipe I plan on using.  I got it from Table For Two.

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Coconut Curry

  • 1 15-ounce can of unsweetened coconut milk (full fat, not light)
  • 2 cups pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon tumeric powder
  • 2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 large onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 cups 1-inch cubed sweet potatoes or pumpkin or butternut squash
  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • Juice of 1 lime
  1. In the insert of a 4-quart or larger slow cooker , add the coconut milk, pumpkin puree, chicken stock, curry powder, tumeric powder, garam masala, salt, and pepper. Whisk together to make sure it is all combined and spices are evenly distributed.
  2. Add the onion, garlic, carrots, sweet potatoes, chicken breasts, and lime juice to the mixture. Stir to coat and incorporate.
  3. Cook on low for 6 hours.
  4. Serve over rice!   or cauliflower rice
  5. Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to seven days.

Tonight's theme, since my nephew is coming over, is "Spooky Films For Kids".  My nephew is a big chicken and he is 8 years old.  These are all approved by him.

1. Witches (1990)
I loved the book and I loved the film.  The book was written by Roald Dahl, so it has some weird stuff in it.  Angelica Houston is fabulous in this film.  It's sure to give you a little bit of the creeps, but all in all, it has a happy ending.

2. Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)
If you grew up in the late-80s/early-90s, then you probably remember all of the Ernest films.  This is the Halloween one.  My nephew thinks that this is funny as hell!  I'd go as far to say that if you have a young boy or two around, put this on and let them laugh.

3. Hocus Pocus (1993)
This is one of Thora Birch's first movies, it's Disney, and it has an all-star cast.  Witches of old come back in modern times.  Three things I learned from this movie: 1. Don't let a virgin light a black flame candle, 2. Don't give anyone a reason to say your "costume" is a little leaguer, and 3. Witches can totally sing.

4. Casper (1995)
After 'Addams Family' Christina Ricci went to do this film.  Pre-teens all across the country were head-over-heels for her co-star, Devon Sawa.  This is actually a pretty cute film.

5. Monster Squad (1987)
Tonight's film.  This is a great film for those kids who don't want "little kid movies".  It has kid humor, but it's more of a pre-teen film.  This is a film about a group of kids who team up with Van Helsing to fight the classic horror creatures like Dracula and Wolfman.

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