Friday, October 31, 2014

Twas the Night of Halloween

Twas the night of Halloween
and all through the house,
there are spiders and bats,
a bloody mask on my spouse.

The pumpkins are carved
and out on the stoop.
Dinner’s almost prepared,
just putting blood in the soup.

Blood (Homemade Tomato) Soup for Halloween | | #recipe #Halloween

Blood (Homemade Tomato) Soup for Halloween | | #recipe #Halloween

Blood (Homemade Tomato) Soup

When out on the lawn
there arose such a clatter,
I aint no fool
don’t want to see what’s the matter.

‘Cause I know what to my
wondering eyes will appear,
just one tiny peak,
sends a shiver of fear.

Away from the window
I fly like a flash.
Every woman for herself,
I’m saving my ass.

Oh, I’ll dash and I’ll prance,
like a vixen I’ll dance.
Whatever it takes
not to pee in my pants.

But then, to my horror,
I hear on the roof,
banging and footsteps,
could that be a hoof?

Quick search for a weapon
but I’m just not ready.
When right down the chimney come . . .
Jason and Freddy?

Freddie and Jason costumes |

For this dire situation,
I know I have the cure.
From the pantry I grab
Snickers, Butterfingers and more . . .

Happy Haunting, my friends!
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Blood Soup (Homemade Tomato Soup) for Halloween
Printable Recipe
1 TBSP olive oil
1 TBSP butter
½ large onion, chopped
1 clove chopped garlic
2 TBSP flour
4 large ripe tomatoes, chopped
2 cups chicken broth
¼ cup sherry
1 TBSP sugar
¼ tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1 TBSP fresh chopped dill
1/4 cup sour cream
OPT: Ketchup for decorating
*Over medium heat, melt the butter in the oil. Stir in the onion and garlic, cook and stir until the onion is just soft. Stir in the flour and cook for one minute.
*Stir in the tomatoes, chicken broth, sherry, sugar, salt, dill, salt and pepper. Raise the heat to just a notch above medium and stir until the mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring now and then. Remove from heat.
*Allow the soup to cool a bit before pureeing. Carefully puree in batches in a blender. Tip the top of the blender a bit to allow the steam to escape. Strain through a strainer back into a pot, stir in the sour cream. Serve warm.
*OPT: for Halloween you can add a few drops of ketchup to the bowls of soup to look like blood drops.


  1. And the witch did exclaim as she flew out of sight,
    "Creepy soup keeps me warm and happy hauntings tonight!"

  2. Great photo of the boys and the poem is cute. I love tomato soup but I'm awfully lazy---only had it out of the can, LOL. But since this one has sherry and sour cream in it, I know it's GOT to be good!

    1. This is the first time I tried the soup from scratch and it's so easy. I'll be making it this way from now on.

  3. Ma'am, this was absolutely AMAZING!!! You rocked this!

    1. So glad you liked it. I'm not exactly known for my poetry skills.

  4. Perfect recipe for your large bat cookie cutter!

    And I love the poem. :)

    1. I know, I love how simple the striped toast was to do. Just what the soup needed.

  5. Bwahahahaha! This is marvelous! Sooo clever! Love it!

  6. Hope you and your family have a happy and safe Halloween!

  7. Hehehe, perfect Halloween poem, Karen! And that soup...How can you eat that when it's so pretty?

    1. LOL, the soup was really yummy. Next time I think I'll skip the "blood" swirls!

  8. Love the soup and the rhyme too..

  9. That's hilarious Karen! I loved it, best Halloween post I've read!

  10. lol! I loved this! Great recipe too.

    1. So excited. This poem seems to have done better than my last tries. Maybe practice does make perfect.

  11. Book of poems, lady. You need to get them published :)
    That soup is FANTASTIC for the holiday. Alas, I'm on a strict diet of halloween chocolate bars...

    1. Ha ha, no one's gonna read my poems. They'll be laughing AT instead of WITH!


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