Hi fans of Ask.Listen.Learn! I’m Chef Remmi of Cook Time with Remmi and I am so lucky share some of my favorite recipes. Halloween is upon us so I am going to share some spooky good recipes! Halloween is one of my favorite celebrations of the year because it is all about fun! Did you know the “Snicker” candy bar is the most popular treat for Halloween, and there are plenty of fun facts about this holiday! In Hong Kong, “Yue Lan” is the “Festival of Hungry Ghosts,” and families light fires and offer gifts to pacify ghosts that are angry and looking for revenge. The popular “candy corn” has been made with the same recipe by Jelly Belly Candy Company since 1900. And one of the craziest facts is in Hollywood it is illegal to possess, distribute, or sell silly string on October 31st.. if caught it is a $1000 fine or up to 6 months in jail.
OK…Let’s get cooking!
Today I have turned my cottage pie recipe from my new cookbook into “Ghost Pie.” This is a great dish that kids just love. Mash potatoes tops the meat and veggie pie and what kid doesn’t love mashed potatoes! Strawberries are my favorite food of which I eat every day so I have made “Boo Berry Mice” for a treat. Take a look at the video while I make these fun dishes, and the recipes and instructions are posted below.
2 Lbs Yukon gold potatoes(unpeeled/medium diced/cooked)
1⁄2 C Sour cream(low or fat free)
1⁄2 C Chicken broth(low sodium)
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 T Olive oil
1⁄2 C Onions(small dice)
1⁄2 C Celery(medium dice)
2 Carrots(medium dice)
1 1⁄2 LB Lean ground beef
3⁄4 C Beef broth
1 T Tomato paste
1 1⁄4 C Frozen peas(divided)
Salt and Pepper to taste
3 T Fresh parsley
Prepare potatoes as directed. Mash potatoes with the remaining ingredients
and set aside. In medium pan, add the oil, onions, celery, carrots and meat. Cook on medium-low until meat is no longer pink. Drain any grease. Add remaining ingredients except the parsley and 1⁄4 C peas and simmer until thickened. Place pie ingredients in the bottom of a medium casserole dish. Spread potato mixture over the pie but reserving 2 C for the “ghosts.” Divide the remaining potato mixture into 3 ghost piles. Give each ghost 2 eyes. Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 20 to 30 minutes until warmed through. Remove from oven and place parsley around the ghosts to represent leaves.
Note: To make this dish even easier you can use frozen mixed vegetables.
BOO BERRY MICE AND CHEESE
Small tube of chocolate or black icing
1 strand of licorice(red or black)
40 Almond slices
4 Cheese wedges
4 gummy spiders or worms(optional)
The body of the mice is the strawberry. Cut a small slice off one side of the berry so it sits flat on the surface. The end of the berry(pointed) is the head of the mouse. Make eyes and nose for each mouse with the icing. Add the almond slices for ears. Take a 2 inch piece of licorice and insert in the end of the mouse to make a tail. Place 5 mice on individual dessert plates. Add a cheese wedge. If using set the worm or spider on the plate as well. Thanks for watching my video. Hope you enjoy the spooky recipes. To complete the meal visit my website www.cooktimewithremmi for recipes for “Bat Wing Soup” and “Spooky Salad with Wicked Sauce.” Have a great Halloween celebration and be a C.H.E.F.(Cook.Healthy.Exercise.Frequently) for a healthy lifestyle! Say “YES” to a healthy lifestyle and “NO” to underage drinking. Go after your dreams! Until next time….
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