Once again proving that we have the best neighborhood in the universe, magical forces (and some great organizing by our neighbor Geoff and others) brought the neighborhood together for a Halloween potluck in the dead end by our house. We gathered in the late afternoon to share food and conversation and exclaim over one another's costumes, then everyone scattered around 7:00 to answer the door for trick or treaters.
In anticipation of all the sugar that comes with the holiday (and all the other stuff on my agenda for the day), I wanted to bring something super easy and savory, but theme-appropriate. I got this idea from the Hostess with the Mostess Blog (I know; that's a little Sandra Lee-esque, but it also fit all my criteria, so what're you going to do?)
Check it out! Spidery deviled eggs! Aren't they hilarious?
Here's a close-up so you can see how it's done. Just make your favorite deviled egg recipe, cut up some canned olives and arrange them on top, and you're good to go.
I also have to show you the wonderful severed-finger shortbread cookies with almonds and raspberry jam that my neighbor Monica made. They were as delicious as they were cool looking!
I was also in love with this perfect lobster dish...
Lots more photos of our shindig can be found here. Hope everyone had a happy Halloween!