If you want to host an amazing Halloween party and impress your guests with your cooking skills, it’s time to try various recipes and experiment with different ingredients. However, if you don’t have a lot of time, nor the budget to try exquisite recipes, try out some easy dinner ideas.
Butternut squash soup with coconut milk
If you are looking for an easy but unique recipe to wow your guest, try out this next recipe. This soup is perfect as an appetizer because it’s light and fresh. Start by chopping the onion and peeling the garlic. Fry them in a pan with turmeric and olive oil for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, remove the seeds from the pumpkin, peel it and cut it into pieces. Wash the lemon and use a peeler to get some fresh lemon zest. Add the squash, lemon zest, a bay leaf, salt, vinegar and cook for 3 minutes. Meanwhile, bring water to a boil. Pour the boiling water and the coconut milk in the pan. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove the bay leaf, and stir it for one more time. You can also add a bit of lime juice to enhance the taste. Serve it warm or cold, with some country bread and fresh goat cheese.
A thanksgiving party shouldn’t go on without a delicious oven-roasted party. Melt some butter in a saucepan and use it to brush it onto the meat. Before putting the turkey into the oven, cover the roasting pan it with foil so that it stays moist inside. The turkey should cook for about 20-25 minutes per pound. After half the cooking time has passed, remove the foil and let the turkey roast for another hour or more, depending on its size. Cut pumpkin into large chunks, add water into the pan and place the pumpkins pieces in the roasted pan, on each sides of the turkey. Peel the potatoes and cook them in boiling water. Then, turn them into a puree and add some warm milk. Fifteen minutes before the end of cooking, switch the oven to 220 ° C. At the end of cooking, remove the turkey and vegetables and let them rest under aluminum foil. Serve the turkey with pumpkin, mashed potatoes and gravy.
Pumpkin is the star of all Thanksgiving parties. To make a delicious dessert with pumpking and other basic ingredients, try out this next recipe. Peel and cut the pumpkin into cubes. Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the pumpkin. Cook for 25 minutes until the pieces are tender. Add a little water during the cooking process if necessary. Use a fork or a blender to make a pumpkin puree and let it cool for 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 200 ° C. Add the pie dough into a pan and add the pumpkin puree, sugar, eggs, cinnamon, cream and hazelnut powder. Mix well. Pour in the mixture over the dough and bake for 20-25 minutes.