Halloween Chili Feast
The Perfect Halloween Meal
It’s Halloween evening. Everyone is dressed in costume, trick-or-treat bags are in hand, and the candy is ready to be passed out to children as they cruise around the neighborhood. At my house, our signature porch lamp “ghost” is lit and glaring at approaching trick-or-treaters. Of course, the carved pumpkin is lit and ready.
As my grandchildren go trick-or-treating throughout the neighborhood, they (and their parents) will eventually decide they are hungry. This is when my traditional chili cook-off menu is at it’s best. I prepare large pots of Texas White Chili and traditional Chili Con Carne well in advance in anticipation of my hungry boys and ghouls. I also put out bowls of toppings such as chopped green, yellow, and red peppers; sour cream; thinly sliced green onions; and bowls of shredded Monterey Jack cheese. Corn chips are also served along with fresh-baked corn bread.
Every hungry trick-or-treater can partake in a warm meal when ever they want. Before candy, of course. One of the best parts about this meal is that it can be prepared ahead to be kept warm and ready to go at a moment’s notice.
Here are my traditional recipes. Make and enjoy with wine, beer, and corn chips. Happy Halloween!
For dessert, try our Pumpkin Fluff …
Or, Peanut Butter Dip.
And, don’t forget the cocktails!
The Black Countess Martini …
… or, the Cinnamon Grapefruit Martini.