It seems the time has come again
for things that frighten boys and men
Of ghosts and ghouls and witches brooms
to leave the comfort of their tombs
As Jack O Lanterns light the way
and all things creepy come to play
Grab your friend and hold on tight
All Hallows' Eve begins tonight
Although I live 'down under', Halloween seems to excite my inner child who revelled in all things spooky and slightly macabre growing up. Whilst my fellow school mates idolised Britney Spears, it was Wednesday Adams whom I felt a kinship with. Beetlejuice, Buffy and Jack Skellington were my peeps. So despite the lack of pumpkins on doorsteps and door-knockers in costume, I still wanted to get in on the action and contribute something 'orange' for this occasion. And although not necessarily spooky, mention cooked carrots to a child and I'm sure they'll be frightened :)
prep time: 10mins.
cooking time: 50mins.
total: 1 hour.
taste: 4/5. Carrot-tastic!
When I was no higher than a hip bone twas true that I detested any form of cooked carrots. Perhaps if I had been given this dish my carrot-loathing would have been halted far earlier than the age of twenty-two...
I loved this dish. It was tasty with a lovely balance of sweet, salty and savoury (although I may have added a little too much thyme the second time around, don't be too liberal with this fragrant herb). Both adults and children alike loved it. As always, I would increasing the topping-to-pasta ratio, as it's always best to have more than less. I also found that this worked with some pasta shapes better than others. Penne wasn't as great as farfalle or even macaroni.
would I make it again: Yes.
recipe: Bugs Bunny pasta