Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Hey, y'all, we're gettin down to the wire now! Welcome back to The MonsterGrrls' 31 Days Of Halloween, and for them what does not know me I am Petronella Nightshade, what am Punkin to my friends. This here is our last Easy-Bake Coven recipe, and I thought I should give a couple recipes today on some things to drink for a Halloween party--punches and such. Everyone will be preparin to either go to a Halloween party or preparin to give one, so these here is nice for special beverages and so forth.

First up is a nice punch called Bloody Blast, what would be good to serve up if you are havin a vampire-themed
party. I know this is good cause Bethany liked it and she don't like nothin.

What's In It:

3 12-ounce cans tomato or vegetable juice (our Mad Doctor sure likes that V-8)

2 tablespoons of Worchestershire sauce (which is pronounced "Wooster-shire" even though it's spelt different)
1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
Celery sticks and pimento-stuffed olives (optional)

What You Got To Do:
Combine everythin except the celery sticks and the pimento olives together in a pitcher and stir it up real good,
then chill it in your icebox for an hour before your party. Pour it up into ice-filled glasses and garnish them with celery sticks and the pimento olives for "eyes," which is all optional since young ones should not be pretendin that they all down the pub and such, but it is all right for adults. Bethany herself said that she ain't never had no eyes with her blood, but the olives is right tasty with this. This here serves six but doubles right quick.
Next one up is called Boo Brew, and this has some cloves in it for spicin it up like pumpkin pie and such. This here is a heated drink, which is good if you are livin in a place where the fall comes in early and it gets a little chilly round Halloween time.

What's In It:
8 cups cranberry-raspberry juice
5 cups of white grape juice
16 whole cloves
2 small unpeeled oranges, cut up
2 unpeeled lemons, cut up

Multi-colored candy sticks (optional)

What You Got To Do:
Put everythin but the candy sticks in a 4- or 5-quart kettle or Dutch oven (I am sayin kettle cause that is what us
witches would use) and bring it all to the boil on a high heat. Turn the fire down and let it simmer for about 15 minutes. Strain this mixture through a sieve (or one of them wire-mesh strainers) into a 4- or 5-quart slow cooker set to warm or low heat, and throw out the cloves and the fruit. Serve this in cups with a candy stick for a garnish. It is also good to stir this around in your brew--right tasty. This here will serve 24 folks. If you cannot find the cranberry-raspberry juice I am sure it will be just fine to substitute your favorite cranberry mixed juice. White grape juice is the kind what's made from seedless green grapes.

Now this last one is almost an ice-cream dessert, called
Crypt Coolers, and will be nice for them what has been runnin around trick-or-treatin and chasin each other and wants to cool off.

What's In It:
2 cups vanilla ice cream
2 cups of orange sherbet
2 cups orange juice (get a real nice kind in the carton, not the canned concentrate)
5 drops of yellow food coloring
5 drops of red food coloring
1 cup of lemon-lime soda (such as Sprite or 7-Up, or that Sierra Mist)

What You Got To Do:
Now for this one, a blender is handy. Combine your ice cream, sherbet, juice and food colorings in the blender (makin sure to put on the top or you will have a mess all over the kitchen) and process until it's smooth. Add the soda and process it again until it's just blended, then serve it up quick before it melts.

This here will make you 5 cups' worth, but any of these recipes can be doubled, tripled, and so on to make as much as you need for your guests. If you like, you can make them all and then everbody will have some of what they like best, and can try somethin they ain't tried before, which is a good thing to my mind.

And that's it. I have sure had a lot of fun bringin you all these recipes, and am hopin that all of you have a right fine time this Halloween season. I am also hopin, if you ain't never tried to cook before, that you have learnt a little somethin and maybe feel like you can spread your wings some and get you some more confidence in the kitchen. It don't take nothin but time, and if you make a mess, why, you just clean it up, dust off and start again, cause every mistake will teach you somethin, and no one should be scairt to learn somethin new cause that is how we get a right smart. Blessings be on you and yours!


Petronella "Punkin" Nightshade