For costumes and carving....and also for soup. Yesterday during the Snowtober storm I made Cheese soup baked in a pumpkin from Bon Appetit
Cheese Soup in a Pumpkin
1 Cheese Pumpkin (about 8 lbs)
3/4 to 1 1lb Gruyere Cheese
Ancho Chili Powder
3 Garlic Cloves Sliced
2 cups of Fresh Bread Crumbs made from French Bread
About 6 cups of Chicken Broth
1/2 Stick of Butter, soft
3 slices Bacon
Preheat the oven to 350. Use a pumpkin carving nice to cut of the top of the pumpkin like you would with a Jack O' Lantern. Save the top. Scrape out the seeds and the stringy flesh. Rub the pumpkin on the inside all over with the butter. Season a few pinches of chili powder, fennel seed, salt and pepper. Put the cheese, bread crumbs, and sliced garlic into the pumpkin. Pour chicken broth into the Pumpkin until it comes to 3 inches from the top of the Pumpkin. Put the lid on the pumpkin and bake on a sheet pan for 1 hr.
Remove the lid from the pumpkin and put it flesh side up next to the pumpkin on the pan bake about 60 to 90 minutes more until the flesh of the pumpkin is very tender. Serve soup topped with crumbled bacon, chives, and cream fraiche.
While you are waiting for your Pumpkin Soup to cook sit on the couch and watch a movie
Urban Hounds List of 5 Good Halloween Movies
1) Wallace and Gromit In The Curse of The Were Rabbit. Dogs, bunnies, England what's not to like?
2) The Omen Tubby likes barking at the Hell Hounds
3) Nosferatu Probably the best Vampire movie ever. I saw it at the Landmark Loews last year with a live organ.
4) Dracula The classic Bella Lugosi version.
5) Ed Wood Cult classic, goes well with Dracula, since one of the characters is Bela Lugosi.