This weekend I’m planning on attending the Halloween festivities in Madison, WI. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the ways of Wisconsin, Halloween is kind of like our Mardi Gras. People come from all over the state to dress up in crazy costumes and join in on the Halloween fun.
A couple of friends of mine, who go to law school at UW, are hosting a Halloween party on Saturday. I called to see if there was anything I could bring, and I was shocked to hear my friend say, “No, I’ve got it all covered!”
When I hung up the phone I felt confused, lost, and a little freaked out. What? She doesn’t want me to cook anything? In my group of friends I’m always putting together recipes for parties and dinner dates. The fact that I was told not to worry about putting something together felt strange, foreign. Especially when I had a dozen of great recipes floating in my head!
After a few hours of internal panic, my friend called me back – I think she could sense my meltdown – and asked if I’d bring over 2 dishes. A sense of normalcy rushed over me. All was right with the world.
Now I have to go through the agony of choosing two recipes to make. Two! I’m sure some of you are wondering why I’m freaking out about this, that I should have been happy not to make something for someone else’s party. I know, you’re right. But, whenever food is involved, I always feel like I should be contributing. Why waste such mad skills?
So, here are some of the recipes that I’ve been thinking about making. They’re fun, creative, and each would be a total hit at a Halloween party. Too bad I can only make two!
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