Friday, October 07, 2005

Another rainy day here in my neighborhood. Will be doing bookkeeping for William this morning and some baking this afternoon. Also have the movie "Secret of Roan Inish" that I want to watch. Will post about it afterwards. Want to make a batch of goatsmilk soap so it will be ready for Christmas gifts. I just love rainy days as it gives the chance to do projects, read, relax with a movie and not feel guilty! Here is a great recipe to use when friends drop by.
Cauldron Dip in Homemade Bread Bowl
1c. (8oz) sour cream
1 TBS dried parsley flakes
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. garlic salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 slice soft dark rye bread
1 each medium sweet red, yellow, and orange pepper, sliced in strips
10 pretzel rods
In a small bowl, combine sour cream, parsley, sugar, onion powder, garlic salt, and pepper. Cover and refrigerate. Flatten bread with rolling pin. Press over an inverted greased 10 oz. custard cup. Top with another 10 oz. custard cup. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 7 minutes. Carefully remove top dish. Bake 3-5 minutes longer or until bread is lightly toasted. Immediately remove the bread from dish. Cool. Fill bread bowl with dip. Arrange peppers and pretzels under and around the bowl.

5 comments:

Gina E. said...

LOL Peggy, I am absolutely astonished at the amount of preparation you put into Halloween! If you do all this for Halloween, my mind boggles at the thought of your Christmas preparations!! As others have mentioned, Halloween isn't a big deal on the other side of the Pacific Pond, but it seems to go through phases of popularity with the kids. One year we had about 6 groups of kids coming to the front door with funny costumes etc, asking for trick or treat. I am always prepared with a bit of each. I put an evil mask on to answer the door (which can backfire, as one kid got such a fright, he nearly fell backwards down the steps), and I have a bag of tricks like fake vomit that I produce. The kids think this is a huge joke! But I always end up by giving them some lollies.

Anonymous said...

I love to read your journal each day!
Much love and many blessings to you!
Love Jeanne

Maggie Ann said...

That sounds so good! I tried your pumpkin soup last night and what a wonderful aroma when I added the spices to the butter...but, when it was finished, the onion taste dominated. I think that onion was too big and too strong. When I read in your post that you can make goat soap...it really caught my attention. Do you make it with lye? I love goat soap...and buy lots of it at 'Big Lots'.~~~ I just think I'll have to try this new recipe you've posted. You may make a 'good' cook out of me yet. *smiles* Still enjoying the goodies and my collage. Its gotten a lot of admire-ers! Thanks again. We're off to town, rain or no. We just finished the painting...just a small room, so it wasn't too bad.

melissa said...

Bravo on Maggie Ann's collage. I don't know why on earth you fuss at yourself about the collages. Just cut that out! You've done a wonderful job on all I've seen!

So there!

ms*robyn said...

first of all - I agree with Melissa - you have done a great job with your collages so far !!
so you simply must join the Christmas one (maybe make yourself one for Halloween) * I should have organized a trick or treat swap - oh well , there is always next year !!

also, that goats milk soap sounds great !! any chance of sharing how to do it??