Monday, October 31, 2016

Food n Flix October (Hallowe'en Week 6)

Spudguns! it's been a few months since I last joined in the group, and I couldn't think of a spiffier way to cap off Hallowe'en Week this year then doing a little treat based on a movie of tricks.  The Food'n'Flix selection this month is Beetlejuice, and it's being hosted by Deb at Kahakai Kitchen.

plot:  When a couple are killed in an accident, the find themselves stuck in their old house as ghosts with a new family. After many attempts to rid themselves and what they consider to still be their home, of the unconventional modern family, they hire a so called expert to help. The self proclaimed bio-exorcist offers them not only a free possession with every expulsion, but his help comes at a price. He wants to be able to keep his human form, and not be confined to the afterlife. Soon, the ghostly couple find that they have more than just the uber modern family to get rid of.

I do believe I've chatted about this movie back in year one of the blog. (I know I did, I'm just too lazy to search for the post)

Notes:  milk(the model truck) juice, wine, bread, garlic, coffee (mentioned) beer, chicken (wall decoration) apples, rum and bananas (the song) bottled water, Chinese food (Cantonese actually I think is what they said?) pop, tea, soy sauce, cow, chocolate bar, onions, lettuce, turnip, chives, tomato, radicchio, herbs, artichoke, green peppers, salad dressing, jam, spices, oil, ginger, fruit, peas (mentioned) Italian food (mentioned) shrimp cocktails with sauce, lemons, limes, ice, olives, martinis. 
I would love to say I had this great out of the box idea for this, but that would be a lie. It sort of stumped me, (I think that I've hit a food creative wall lately)   One of my favourite scenes actually has nothing to do with the main cast, but with the sidekick Otho during the ending of the seance; where he's stripped of his dark cool looking suit and ends up in the powder blue nightmare 70's one. And I desperately was trying to come up with something for it. Sadly, my creative food writers block got bigger.
But, as I was staring at the screen giving myself an ego attack, I thought about the blood red wedding dress Lydia gets "stuffed" into against her will. And I had it! So simple it hurts, but I made a really easy Stuffed Red Pepper.
I started with a basic mushroom fried rice.


Cooked the rice, added some chopped mushrooms, green onion, and a fried egg.
Mixed it together with a splash of oil and pinch of crushed red pepper flakes and a splash of hot sauce.

I then gutted the pepper, stuffing it with the mixture and baking it for 20 minutes at 300degrees.

Sadly, I don't have a spiffy cute name for it (my creativity is suffering)  Don't forget to join in next month when the movie de jour will be Burnt, which is being hosted by Caroline at Caroline Makes. 

16 comments:

  1. I still think it was outside the box and creative...stuffed into red! Glad you were able to join in this month. :)

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    1. Thanks. Still kicking myself for not making it last month to group.

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  2. I love your inspiration--very creative and those stuffed peppers look pretty delicious with their mushroom fried rice too. ;-)

    Thanks for joining in the Beetlejuice fun!

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    1. Thanks. I know, I was totally last minute, but my creative instincts have been off lately. I was afraid I wasn't going to make deadline again.

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  3. Very creative....I love the stuffed connotation.

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  4. I love that this is a vegetarian stuffed pepper recipe, and I think you did a great job finding inspiration!

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    1. Thanks. But, being vegetarian can be an issue creatively with these challenges sometimes.

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  5. I think ebing inspired by the blood red wedding dress is brilliant! A great dinner there. It was a hard one to find the inspiration food wise.

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  6. Looks delicious and such a creative inspiration!

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    1. Thanks. Something tells me I'm the only one who didn't go big and spooky though.

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  7. Ah found you through Kahakai Kitchen - yes the blood rd wedding dress is inspirational. Yu can't go wrong with stuffed peppers, so under-rated these days, its one of my fave ways to eat peppers. Look forward to your contribution for November, I have just ordered the film Burnt as noone I know has it, so i had to put my hands in my pocket and buy it. Happy Food n Flix

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    1. Thanks. It just really stumped me creatively.

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