When I think of fall, two of my favorite things come to mind: Comfort food and Halloween.
Today’s post is going to cover both of those bases with a recipe and a fun Halloween event.
First, for all you Metro Detroit parents, did you know that the Detroit Symphony Orchestra has a FREE Halloween show next weekend? If you’ve never been to the Max M Fisher Music Center, here’s your chance to visit with your kids.
After spending a lot of time this fall at the Max M Fisher, home of TEDxDetroit 2011, I will tell you that it is definitely one of Detroit’s hidden gems.
A venue that you should definitely experience. So, costume-up the kids and head down for what I’m sure will be a great event.
Here is all the information that you will need from the press release:
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) is opening its bag of treats with several special FREE Halloween shows and goodies for kids.
It will be a frightfully good time including a costume contest, an instrument petting zoo, and live bats that will take over Orchestra Hall! Grab your costume and come on down for some spooktacular treats for the whole family. These Halloween delights are available thanks to the generous support of MASCO Corporation and the Henry Ford II Fund.
WHEN: Saturday, October 29, 2011
10:00 a.m. – Rock O’Ween featuring the Candy Band
This Tiny Tots presentation is sponsored by the Henry Ford II Fund.
Come and listen as the four metro Detroit moms of Candy Band play children’s songs with a rock twist. Nursery rhymes will never be the same again!
11:00 a.m. – Thrills & Chills Young People’s Concert featuring Frank Oden
This Young People’s Concert is sponsored by MASCO Corporation.
Bring your little ghosts and hobgoblins for some symphonic entertainment, scary tunes and traditional music for the whole family. Poet and actor Frank Olden will accompany the orchestra with poetry readings befitting Halloween as he takes the stage in his finest, scariest costumery.
What Halloween event would be complete without a few vampires? Vampire bats that is! The Organization for Bat Conservation at Cranbrook Institute of Science will be on hand with its award-winning live bat display that is sure to educate and entertain all.
WHERE: Max M. Fisher Music Center - 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit, Mich. 48201
To reserve your FREE ticket, limit four per order, log on to www.dso.org/halloween.
Now, we’ll move on to the comfort food and my recipe for today: Brussel sprouts. Yes, brussel sprouts.
I’m sure when I said comfort food, you were thinking mac & cheese, mashed potatoes, things of that nature.
For some reason I lump this delicious vegetable in with comfort food. Just go with it.
I’m sharing a video today for an easy way to roast brussel sprouts. I also have my sous chef – Cooking Lanagan – helping me today. Things go a bit more smoothly this round. There was no pausing for egg salmonella at least.
Enjoy the brussel sprouts and hope to see you at the DSO next weekend.
Disclosure: I was not compensated to mention the above event.