– The last Harvest and, the Highest of Witches Holidays.
the Sabbat of Samhain are apples, cranberries, pumpkin, pumpkin
dishes, beets, turnips, cabbage, all root vegetables, hazelnuts,
nuts, corn, gingerbread, pomegranates, cider, mulled cider,
mulled wine, herbal teas, all meat dishes.
Samhain Apple-Hazelnut Stuffed Chicken
2 teaspoons butter or margarine, melted
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
¼ cup hazelnuts
1 cup apple, chopped
1- 3 oz package cream cheese, softened
to 375 degrees. Grease a 9 X 9 X 2 inch square pan. Mix the
hazelnuts, apple and cream cheese. Loosen the skin from the
chicken breast by inserting your fingers between the skin
and the meat. Gently separate the center but leave skin attached
to the sides. Spread one-fourth of the apple stuffing evenly
between the skin and the meat of each chicken breast. Smooth
the skin over the meat, making sure to tuck in any loose areas.
Place the chicken with sides up in the pan. Brush with butter
or margarine and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake uncovered
for 45-60 minutes until chicken juice is no longer pink when
you test-cut the thickest part of the meat.
Hallow’mas Wild Rice with Apples and Walnuts
1 cup wild
2 cups water
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup walnuts
1 rib of celery, chopped
4 chopped scallions
1 cup raisins
1 red apple, peeled and chopped, set aside in lemon water
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
3 teaspoons lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
½ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup olive oil
Pepper to taste.
three ingredients, rice, water and vegetable oil for 50 minutes.
Set aside. Combine nuts, celery, onions, raisins, drained
apple and lemon rind and set aside. Whisk together juice,
salt and pepper, garlic and oil and add to cooked rice. Add
fruit mixture to the rice (to which has been added oil, spices
and juice) and mix well. May be served cold or heated
Be-Witching Pumpkin Bars
2 cups sifted
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking Soda
2 cups canned Pumpkin
1 2/3 cup sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup chopped Pecans
the oil, sugar and eggs. Mix in the pumpkin. Sift together
all the dry ingredients. Mix part of the dry ingredients into
the oil mixture, then add the remaining flour mixture and
stir just until moistened. Spread in a 15 x 10 x 1 inch pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
Cream Cheese Frosting
3 oz package
of Cream Cheese
¼ cup of Butter
2 cups sifted Powdered Sugar
Beat all ingredients
together until smooth. Frost the baked and cooled pumpkin
mixture. Cut into bars and serve.
Samhain Celebration Cider
2 quarts Apple
½ cup Confectioners Sugar
½ teaspoon Nutmeg
½ teaspoon Cinnamon
¼ teaspoon Ginger
½ cup Apricot Brandy
In a large
pot, combine the apple cider, confectioners sugar, nutmeg,
cinnamon and ginger. Simmer slowly on low heat for about 15
minutes. Take care the Cider does not boil. Add the Apricot
brandy and serve the cider while it is still warm. Refrigerate
any leftover cider. Serves 8. A perfect hot cider for all
those Samhain celebrations.
To each of
you a Blessed and Magickal Samhain, may you always walk in
the light of our Lady.