Creep on over for a spooky good time as we enjoy morbid morsels in macabre celebration of the Addams Family’s grim girl, Wednesday. Don’t let my outer appearance fool you; my inner goth was absolutely delighted to put this theme together. Since Wednesday is allergic to color, this pallet emphasizes black, with any other colors being muted.
It’s a bit unnerving how much skull decor I own for everyday things. The bouquet is probably my favorite that I’ve arranged. We have an amazing floral selection at our local grocery store and there is a Manager’s Special section for flowers with one foot in the grave. I reanimated dark blue sea holly and purple calla lillies to mix with spiky greenery and a few crooked stems, from which I removed unsightly bright green leaves.
For the first course, I conjured up a bewitching salad that relied on rich, dark colors. Red lettuce, pomegranate arils, blackberries, feta, and roasted pumpkin seeds gave this starter a touch of dread. The dressing is a blend of blackberries, shallot, red wine vinegar, honey, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Our entree was a hunk of blood-splattered beast, also known as sirloin cap steaks, that were cooked using sous vide method and seared on the grill. The to-die-for sauce bathing the meat is a tangy red wine mushroom sauce that includes roasted red pepper and balsamic vinegar. The steaks were laid to rest on top of super creamy mashed potatoes. Be sure to really defile the plate with the sauce on to give a “just slashed” look.
Enid popped up just in time for the finale by way of a bright pink, over-the-top ice cream! Inspired by Salt and Straw, this roasted strawberry honey balsamic black pepper ice cream was an otherworldly mix of sweet and tangy with a kick. I mixed in a bit of coarse ground pepper halfway through the churning process for a sinister surprise.
Are you a fan of the Addams Family? Let me know in the comments!