Friday, October 18, 2013

Beware of Things That Go Bumper in the Night




This is always good advice, but even more so at Halloween.
That being said, a good scavenger hunt makes a Halloween party exciting. Several of the ways to conduct a scavenger hunt or treasure hunt include: 

1. Have the players take photos of things on the their list. 
2. Collect the actual items. 
3. Hide clues around your neighborhood or town and have teams race to find a treasure or complete a challenge.

One word of advice - if you are having a driving race please don't do it on Halloween when there will be a lot of excited children on the street; not a good time to be in competition driving mode.



To fuel all that fun, you'll need some personalized pizza or 
Aunt Judy's Stacks!

Pizza 

    Preheat oven to 400°. Place in a mixing bowl, stir and let react         until foam covers the surface
2 C very warm water, almost hot
2 TBSP dry active yeast
2 TBSP sugar
     Add
1 TBSP salt
2 C all-purpose flour
      Beat until smooth, add and beat again;
2 C flour
       Add and beat until a smooth elastic dough is formed
1 1/2 – 2 C whole wheat flour
       Let the dough rest for a few minutes, then roll it out 1/2" thick and form into shapes. Spread with 
spaghetti sauce
       decorate with desired toppings
grated Parmesan  cheese
grated mozzarella cheese
sliced pepperoni
olives
bell pepper
ham, pineapple
onions
      Bake 15 minutes for small pizzas , 20 - 25 minutes for large            pizzas or until cheese melts and crust is golden brown.

Aunt Judy’s Stacks
Prepare your favorite taco ingredients and stack on a bed of tortilla chips, or for those watching their weight, stack on a bed of shredded lettuce. You can make theme tortilla chips by cutting corn tortillas into holiday shapes with a cookie cutter. Fry briefly in hot oil. Drain on paper towels and salt lightly.
Brown  
1 ¼ lbs. lean ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
Drain. Stir  in one
8 oz. can tomato sauce
1 tsp. chili powder
¾ tsp. ground cumin
salt and pepper to taste.
Cook over low heat until sauce thickens. In serving bowls, place
2 cans vegetarian-style refried beans, warmed.
3 chopped tomatoes
1 head shredded lettuce
1 ½ cups shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese
1 bunch chopped green onions
1 can sliced olives, drained
1 ½ cups light sour cream
1 bag low fat tortilla chips
To assemble stacks: On each plate make a stack of tortilla chips, top with refried beans, meat, and other desired toppings. Makes 6 generous servings

Salsa
   Chop
8 Roma tomatoes
 2 - 3 jalapenos
a bunch green onion tops
half a bunch of chopped cilantro leaves

Add salt, ½ tsp. ground chili powder and ½ tsp. ground cumin to taste.


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Don't be afraid to tune into BYU Sirius Radio 143 on Halloween for a special show at 3 p.m. Eastern.