Will you be celebrating Halloween this year? Perhaps you would like to cook up a few small treats or tricks for when people come knocking on your door or for your guests, small or large should you be having a party.
With Halloween not simply about carving out a pumpkin nowadays, there are numerous ideas and suggestions to help your party go with a swing and to keep the ghosts and ghouls rocking well into the evening.
Should you be planning a party for friends or loved ones, a gazebo supplies a perfect solution whatever the weather. Regardless of cold or wet conditions, a gazebo will give ideal protection and by choosing carefully from the range of gazebo’s the Garden Furniture Centre has to offer, your Halloween party will go off in style.
You may wish to take into consideration your choice of picnic table if you are planning an alfresco party. They provide an ideal way for people to relax and revel in the fun, and a great variety of tables exists including traditional style picnic tables made from teak, round picnic tables with the capability to seat anywhere up to 12 people, or for something more contemporary how about a triangular picnic table?
Needless to say any evening spent out in the autumn will certainly be a little on the chilly side, and with Halloween the chances are you may feel a chill down the spine greater than any other October evening. Why not ward off bad spirits and keep at bay the cold by using a fire pit, which will offer warmth and help to generate a nice atmosphere to help keep the party going.
Whether you are enjoying a Halloween get together for yourself, with your friends and family or maybe for your children and their friends, an autumn barbecue gives you one of the few remaining chances to get out in the garden and enjoy it before winter sets in.
Scary Baby Back Ribs
• 2tablespoons kosher salt
• 2tablespoons paprika
• 4teaspoons granulated garlic
• 4teaspoons pure chile powder
• 2teaspoons ground black pepper
• 1teaspoon ground cumin
4racks baby back ribs, each 2 to 2-1/2 pounds
4medium chunks of hickory wood, soaked in water for at least 30 minutes
• 3/4cup apple juice
• 1/2cup ketchup
• 3tablespoons cider vinegar
• 2teaspoons soy sauce
• 1teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
• 1teaspoon molasses
• 1/2teaspoon pure chile powder
• 1/2teaspoon granulated garlic
• 1/4teaspoon ground black pepper
Frightening flaming chicken skewers
• 1habanero or Scotch bonnet chile pepper
• 1cup lightly packed fresh cilantro leaves and tender stems
• 1/2cup extra-virgin olive oil
• 4scallions (white and light green parts only), roughly chopped
• 6medium garlic cloves
• 2tablespoons finely chopped fresh ginger
• 2tablespoons granulated sugar
• 1tablespoon fresh lime juice
• 1tablespoon ground allspice
• 2teaspoons kosher salt
• 1teaspoon ground black pepper
With this in mind how about investing in a Weber BBQ, which offers you the opportunity of cooking in style regardless of who you are cooking for. With a wide range of gas BBQ’s available, the Weber range offers something to select from for everyone and the smile on your face will certainly be as wide as your carved pumpkins as you enjoy your autumn cooked BBQ.
With any evening time outdoors you may wish to consider a patio heater to help keep your guests warm and comfortable. Patio heaters can be found with gas or electric powering them and there is plenty of choice to suit all budgets and tastes. From free standing LPG gas patio heaters through to electric wall heaters, which can offer an immediate heat source when switched on.
Whatever the weather conditions make sure your Halloween is fun and enjoyable. Your pumpkin should be carved nice and fresh, here’s a great tip to leave you with. If you would like to preserve your pumpkin to make it last longer smear the inside of it with Vaseline, this will help to seal the moisture in.
Have a Happy Halloween!
For the above and further great BBQ recipes:www.weber.com/grillout