Thursday, October 30, 2014

Foodie Friday-- Halloween 2014

Welcome to the 6th Annual Foodie Friday Halloween Party.
Halloween is a fun-loving kick off to the longer holiday season, a chance to indulge our inner child (and our real ones) and to play with vivid colors: russet, gold, burnt orange.
I'm thrilled that you're joining us for an evening of tricks and treats, magic potions,
soups for your cauldrons, and desserts that will haunt your taste buds.

Halloween is a favorite season for foodies. We fill our grocery cart with candy (our favorites, of course), carve pumpkins, bake cupcakes, and sip cup after cup of spiced tea.
Every Halloween, I open a poetry book and read an old favorite by Anne Sexton.

Her Kind

                                                                  BY ANNE SEXTON
I have gone out, a possessed witch
haunting the black air, braver at night;  
dreaming evil, I have done my hitch
over the plain houses, light by light:
lonely thing, twelve-fingered, out of mind.
A woman like that is not a woman, quite. 
I have been her kind.
I have found the warm caves in the woods,  
filled them with skillets, carvings, shelves,  
closets, silks, innumerable goods;
fixed the suppers for the worms and the elves:   
whining, rearranging the disaligned.
A woman like that is misunderstood.
I have been her kind.
                                                    -- Anne Sexton
 I'm delighted to share the 3 Most-Viewed Recipes
from last week's Foodie Friday.
 #1 Most-Viewed --
Served in a white Ironstone bowl, Homemade Vegetable Beef Soup is a hearty, heart-warming
meal on a crisp autumn evening.
A divine Orange Pumpkin Loaf is perfect with tea. 
#2 Most-Viewed Recipe
What happens when the nearest P.F. Chang restaurant is an hour away?
Butteryum has the answer with an aromatic, mouth-watering recipe.

 #3 Most-Viewed Recipe
From The Woks of Life: "Consisting of a flavorful, clear broth, shaved beef, tender Chinese radish slices, lots of cilantro and scallion, deep red chili oil, and chewy handmade noodles, Lanzhou Beef Noodle Soup (兰州拉面, lanzhou lamian) has the majority vote among 1.4 billion very culinarily-conscious citizens."

You're Invited to Peruse
from last week's Foodie Friday Link Party.
Ready to get your party on?
Are you contributing a recipe to this week's Foodie Friday?
 If so, locate the blue Inlinkz icon in the lower, left-hand portion of this post. Click on the icon and follow the directions. After you complete the process, you will see a red "x" beside your name. This allows you to delete your link if you made an error; the red "x" is visible to you only.
You can read an UPDATED guide to this linky party HERE.

f you'd like to share your food photos with a larger community, you are welcome to join the Pinterest foodie board, Consuming Passions. Leave a message on one of Foodie Friday's most recent "pins,"letting me know you'd like to join.
The Foodie Friday Link Party
Have a Safe, Spectacular Halloween.


  1. Happy Halloween to you Michelle and thank you for the party :)

  2. Awesome features today. Thanks for hosting. Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Beautiful photos and poem too! Great features and yes, I'm starving right now. :) Thank you for hosting and hope you have a fun and safe Halloween!


  4. I love the features! Thanks for hosting and Happy Halloween!

  5. There's so much foodie talent in Blogland, Michael Lee. Thank you for hosting and sharing such wonderful features. Happy Halloween!!

  6. What a great Halloween Party, so much good food. Have a fun weekend and thanks so much for the party.
    Miz Helen

  7. Have a great Halloween Michael Lee! Thanks for hosting!

  8. thank you Michael Lee, I have already been tempted by so many links~ I enjoyed your annual poem tradition too, and I can certainly see why the most viewed were the most viewed! Happy Halloween!

  9. Wow, I am so honored to be on your list of scary Halloween foods! Now I want to have another Halloween party to try out all of the other recipes! Thanks!

  10. Happy Halloween Michael-have fun:@)

  11. What lovely features, Michael, and I love all the Halloween inspiration too! This week I've shared a deliciously easy Apple Butterscotch Cake. Thank you so much for hosting and have a lovely weekend - and Happy Halloween!

  12. Happy Halloween and thanks for hosting each week. I hope you have a lovely weekend.

  13. Happy Halloween... I love Anne Sexton and I didn't know that poem. Thanks for the party.

  14. Thanks for the fun food party and Happy Halloween!

  15. wishing you a very fun and spookylicious halloweenie!

  16. Hello cute lady! Thank you for hosting such a fabulous party. Love stopping by. I hope you get a chance to swing by and party with us.
    Happy Halloween! Lou Lou Girls

  17. Hello to our wonderful hostess of Foodies Friday, thank you and those are some delish looking features, always makes my stomach growl here. I am late getting to the partay but we are back from CTCA Tulsa Ok with all good reports for hero hubby...we are blessed and thankful.