Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Halloween Menu Recipes!!!

Hello everyone!

So good to talk to all of you again, sorry it’s been so long since my last post. As you know we took a much needed vacation. The trip to Kansas was so much fun, except for one incident with a little girl in pigtails who threatened to drop a house on us when Pandora mentioned how much she liked her shoes. Oh well, some people are just impossible to get along with, huh?

So I worked out my menu for the holiday feast Halloween night and as promised I thought I’d share it with you so you can give them a try. Along with the following recipes I will serve a relish tray with a variety of pickles and olives, chips and dip and a nice spicy punch. Hope you enjoy the recipes; let me know what you think! Here it goes: ~ Elizabeth

Sweet Chili Con Carne Brew
1 can tomato paste
2lbs Hamburger
2 cans kidney beans (do not drain)
1 large can diced tomatoes
1/3 of onion diced
½ cup celery
1 large diced green pepper
1-2 tablespoons brown sugar
¼ tsp paprika
3 tsp chili powder
1 envelope home style stew seasoning
1 tablespoons flour
Brown hamburger meat and drain. Transfer to a large pot and add the rest of the ingredients. Simmer for 30 min or more to blend flavors. Perfect served with corn chips or over cornbread (I’m having chips).

Candied Fingers

Four or five packages of all beef hotdogs

One large jar of grape jelly (32oz)
½ cup mustard
½ cup water
Cut all the hotdogs into bite sized pieces and place into a large pot with a lid. Add the water and heat on low stirring occasionally until the hotdogs are just warm and juice is starting to form in the pot. Add the jelly and mustard and cover pot. Keep the heat on low and simmer for two to three hours stirring often. If the hotdogs swell and the jelly begins to boil uncover until it cools down, then recover and continue process as needed. When it’s done the hotdogs will be sticky and dark with a great sweet bar-b-q flavor.

Caramel-nut “Winged” Monkey Bread
4 cans Pillsbury refrigerator biscuits
½ cup sugar
4 tbsp. cinnamon
1 jar caramel ice cream topping
1 package chopped walnuts (about 1 cup)
Mix cinnamon and sugar together in a bowl. Cut biscuits in quarters and roll in sugar mixture. Grease or spray the bottom of a 13 x 9 inch baking pan. Place half of the coated biscuit pieces on the bottom of the pan. Top with half the caramel and sprinkle with half the nuts. Repeat for second layer. Bake at 350 for 10-14 minutes or until biscuit pieces turn golden brown. Cool 10 minutes on wire rack and turn upside down. You can substitute a bundt pan for the 13 x 9 pan for variety.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Just back from Greensburg Kansas...

Hey, Pandora witch here, just dropin' in to say “hola”!!!  We've had a groovy week of vacation and we are all rested and ready to dive into the home stretch of prep before our Halloween visit. While we were gone we went to visit friends in the Greensburg Kansas cemetery and had a smashing time. I noticed a human guy at a gravesite just crying his eyes out and saying over and over again “why did you die, oh, why did you have to die”. I felt so sorry for him, Agnes and I went over to try and help. I asked “was it your wife?” and he said no. “Was it a daughter or son” I continued. He only replied “no” each time I asked and continued sobbing and asking “why oh why?” I was so frustrated; finally I asked “well who was it for goodness sake”? Through his sobs he finally answered “It was none of those…it was my wife’s FIRST husband!” I just turned and walked away…Agnes turned him into a toad…A big shout out to everyone following our little blog from Greensburg, thanks so much and tell your friends about us!!! Talk to ya’ll later~Pandora

Sunday, September 11, 2011

A note from the spirit realm:

Everyone at the Abbey has departed for vacation this week, when they get back they will be working overtime digging up new frights for next months visit. We look forward to scaring you, I mean, seeing you then.

Rest in peace…

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Meet Crow...

Hi everyone, my name is Crow. Elizabeth is really busy this week so she asked me to drop by and introduce myself. The sisters conjured me up a long time ago to watch over their pumpkin patch. I love the little pixies that scurry around here. In fact my best friend is Stix, who just finished making himself a new home from one of Pandora’s pumpkins, doesn’t it look GREAT! Oh, and check out the new sign Elizabeth and Pandora made to tell everyone about our new blog, those two do such nice work don’t they? They are both a lot of fun, however I try to avoid Agnes, she can be cranky sometimes. I am pretty sure she had something to do with Stix losing his wings (which haven’t grown back yet) but I can’t prove it. Well I will go for now but I will try to drop back from time to time and say hi!!! Have a good day everyone!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Hi from the Fabulous Pandora!!!

Boy, am I really wigged out this morning! I woke up to find my best pumpkin had been vandalized by those awful pixies. I found this groovy love spell that you cast on a pumpkin pie and then offer it to the person you like. When they eat it, they fall madly in love with you. I worked all summer to grow a pumpkin to use in a pie, and wouldn’t you know it; those pixies made it into a new pad last night. Oh, how I hate those little hooligans!!! Now I will have to find another spell to give to Crow, this would be so much easier if he would just wake up to my awesomeness and fall in love with me on his own. I have to put a stop to those pixies some way, I know! I’m off to get a can of Raid!!! Where’s my broom!!! Catch you on the flip side!!!~ Pandora