Skip the usual Halloween tricks and treats, and take a cue from Mexico's Day of the Dead celebration.
On November 2, Mexican families bring food to the ancestors’ graves, where they eat, drink, and celebrate life. This menu, which serves six to eight, includes authentic turkey legs in mole sauce, a bright, crisp salad of jicama, avocado, and oranges, and a tequila-infused queso fundido. It ends with the traditional Pan de Muerto (Bread of the Dead), decorated with a cross of “bones” and a sugary topping, plus cups of sweet-and-spicy Mexican hot chocolate.
Watch a slide show where Mexican food expert Fany Gerson demonstrates how to make Pan de Muerto.
To serve eight, you’ll need to double the rice and hot chocolate recipes. The shopping list already reflects the scaled-up amounts.