Friday, October 28, 2011

dracula dinner

"We left in pretty good time, and came after nightfall to Klausenburgh. Here I stopped for the night at the Hotel Royale. I had for dinner, or rather supper, a chicken done up some way with red pepper, which was very good but thirsty. (Mem. get recipe for Mina.) I asked the waiter, and he said it was called "paprika hendl," and that, as it was a national dish, I should be able to get it anywhere along the Carpathians"
"I had for breakfast more paprika, and a sort of porridge of maize flour which they said was "mamaliga", and egg-plant stuffed with forcemeat, a very excellent dish, which they call "impletata".'
Bram Stoker

i'm really not much for horror stories
if the opening chapter
references two meals
i become open-minded

for the record
it is a well written story
with astounding imagery

we all know
is the only vampire
that counts
(get it? count dracula!)

if you are indecisive
your halloween meal
or this weekend lead

i present to you an idea
both clever and delicious

dracula dinner party
recipes inspired by
the words of stoker himself
dracula dinner party
chicken paprikash
eggplant implatata-ish
(printable recipe)
hungarian-bacon stuffed corn fritters
(printable recipe)
other recipes coming soon
custard tart with sour cherry glaze 

*the final recipe will be up soon--if you want more fun ideas for halloween...i will be a guest on azmomofmanyhat-radio this afternoon. pull up the archived podcast if you miss it


  1. Great job and on the radio too? My word your so talented!
    Take care..

  2. How cool is this! I loved your post and am entertaining thoughts of dinner with the Count. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary


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