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Samhuinn recipes for wee ones

Apples, Nuts, Pumpkin & Pork are the popular foods at Samhuinn.
Rosemary is for rememberance and can be used to remember those who have passed on.

~Beverages~

Pumpkin Shake

vanilla ice cream
milk
pumpkin pie filling
cinnamon

Contributed by:lori coutley
In a blender, combine a scoop of ice cream, about a tablespoon of pie filling, and enough milk to get consistency you want. Blend, then pour into a glass. Finish off by adding a sprinkle of cinnamon - if desired. We have these for snacks after exploring the inside of a pumpkin. You can also roast pumpkin seeds to go along with the shakes!

SOURCE:The Idea Box

Spiced Samhain Hot Chocolate

3 ounces semi-sweet dark chocolate, grated
2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon each cinnamon and cloves
Dash vanilla extract

Slowly heat chocolate and milk in saucepan until chocolate has melted and blended in. Add cinnamon and cloves and stir. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla, and serve.

Cool Apple Nog

1 can (12 oz.) frozen apple juice concentrate (undiluted)
2 eggs
1/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
dash of ground nutmeg
1/2 cup milk
10 ice cubes (crushed)

In a blender, whirl all ingredients until smooth. Garnish each serving with fresh mint sprigs.

Makes 4 servings.

Pumpkin Juice

2 cups diced pumpkin
2 cups apple juice
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 cup pineapple juice

Juice the pumpkin and add the pumpkin juice to the pineapple and apple juice. Add honey and blend in a blender. Serve iced.

Vegan Pumpkin Nog

1 (29 ounce) can pumpkin puree
4 cups vanilla rice milk
1 cup vanilla flavored non-dairy frozen dessert
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground mace

Combine the pumpkin, rice milk, rice milk ice cream, cinnamon, nutmeg and mace in a blender. Puree until smooth. Add additional rice milk to thin, if desired.

Makes 10 servings



~Food~

Remembrance Cookies

These cookies can be shaped like people and the herb rosemary is added to the dough as a symbol of remembrance. Some of the cookies are eaten while telling stories or attributes of special ancestors, reminding us that we still have access to their strengths--or perhaps a predisposition to their weaknesses. The rest of the cookies are left outside by a bonfire as an offering. This can be a solemn ritual, but it need not be.

1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 c. butter (softened)
1 egg
2 t. vanilla
1 t. almond extract
2 1/2 c. all purpose flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. cream of tartar
1 1/2 T. chopped rosemary

Heat oven 375 degrees. In a large bowl, beat sugar, butter, egg, vanilla, almond extract, and rosemary until creamy. In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Fold flour mixture into sugar mixture. Beat until dough forms and refrigerate for three hours. Divide dough into halves. Roll out one portion to 3/16 of an inch on a floured surface. Cut out with gingerbread women or men cutters and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Repeat rolling and cutting with second portion. Bake for 5-7 minutes.

SOURCE: Aluna Owlsdottir



Harry Potter Fudge

24 ounces Milk Chocolate Chips
1 cup Butter
2 Eggs
2 teaspoons Vanilla
4 cups Powdered Sugar
1 cup Jellybeans -- *assorted
1 cup M&MsŪ Plain Chocolate Candies -- or peanut M&MsŪ

In a large bowl, melt chocolate chips with butter, and stir until smooth (about 2 - 3 minutes on high). Using electric beaters, add vanilla & eggs; add powdered sugar and beat until smooth. Stir in candies, then turn into a 9 x 13 inch pan which has been oiled lightly. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before cutting and serving. Store any uneaten fudge in refrigerator or freezer.

SOURCE: unknown



Fungus Among Us Vegetable Salad

9oz frozen creamed spinach
1/2 Iceberg lettuce
4 Carrots
2 Cucumbers
2 Tomatoes
6 Radishes
2 Red onions

Prepare the creamed spinach in a saucepan according to the directions on the package and let cool in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Wash the lettuce, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes and radishes in cold water. Pat the lettuce dry with paper towels, tear it into pieces and place it in a salad bowl. Peel the carrots, cucumbers and onions, then slice all of the vegetables into small pieces. Add to the salad bowl. Pour the cooled creamed spinach (fungus) into the salad bowl and toss.

SOURCE: Creepy Cuisine, Lucy Munroe



Filled "Pumpkin" Cookies

COOKIES

1 c Butter
1 c Sugar
1 ea Large egg
1 ts Vanilla
2 ts Baking powder
1 tb Pumpkin pie spice
2 3/4 c Flour
Orange food color

FILLING

2 c Raisins
3/4 c Chopped walnuts
1/2 c Frozen orange juice-concentrate;thawed

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add baking powder, spice, and flour one cup at a time mixing after each addition. The dough will be very stiff; blend last flour in by hand. Do not chill dough. To tint with icing color, add small amounts until desired color is reached. Divide dough into 2 balls. On a floured surface, roll each ball into a circle approximately 12 inches in diameter. Dip Wilton "Jack-O-Lantern Cutters" in flour before each use. Place half the cookies on cookie sheets. Place 1 tablespoon filling on cookie. Cut eyes and mouth from remaining cookies. Place on top of filling. Press to seal edges. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. To make filling just mix all ingredients in a bowl. You can also use jelly.

recipe by Wilton



Easy Hallow's Eve Cookies

Ritz crackers
Creamy peanut butter
White chocolate -- melted
Orange sprinkles

Take Ritz Crackers and make sandwich cookies out of them using peanut butter for the filling. Then coat each one in melted chocolate "almond bark" (without almonds). Place on wax paper. Put some orange sprinkles on top and put in the refrigerator to cool. Store in an air tight container. No need to refrigerate once they set.

SOURCE: unknown



Graveyard Pudding Dessert

3 1/2 cups cold milk
2 packages (4 serv size) chocolate instant pudding
1 tub (12 oz.) whipped topping -- thawed
1 package (16 oz.) chocolate sandwich cookies -- crushed

Decorations: assorted rectangular-shaped cookies, decorator icings, candy corn, candy pumpkins

Pour milk into large bowl. Add pudding mixes. Beat with wire whisk or electric mixer on lowest speed 2 minutes or until blended. Gently stir in whipped topping and 1/2 of the crushed cookies. Spoon into 13x9 inch dish. Sprinkle with remaining crushed cookies.

Refrigerate 1 hour or until ready to serve. Decorate rectangular shaped sandwich cookies with icings to make tombstones. Stand tombstones on top of dessert with candies to resemble a graveyard. Makes 15 servings.

SOURCE: unknown