Team Allen Fundraiser at Bella Napoli Pizzeria in Nashville, TN

Bella Napoli Pizzeria in Nashville is hosting a charity event for a wounded soldier.

Four course meal with one alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink. Live entertainment. Live media coverage. All proceeds go to Team Allen.

Call (615) 327-0148, Jason Connor for reservations.

Cost: $45 per person
When: Sunday 5 June 2011 at 12PM CST
Where: Bella Napoli Pizzeria
1200 Villa Place
Nashville, TN

Image courtesy of Nashville Restaurants.

Wicked Witch Apple Punch

Halloween is almost here! Time to get the drinks perfected.

  • 750 ml bottle Skyy Infusions Passion Fruit
  • 750 ml bottle sparkling apple cider
  • 64 oz. bottle cranberry juice cocktail
  • 1 Liter ginger ale
  • 2 Cups pineapple juice
  • Red apple slices

Combine all of the ingredients in a large black witch’s cauldron with ice and stir thoroughly. Garnish with large slices of red apple, and float on top. If desired, add dry ice. Serves 12-14. More Halloween punch recipes at the WebSpinstress.

Halloween Drink Recipes

The Intoxicologist

Throughout the month of October The Intoxicologist and National Cocktails Examiner features some of the most ghoulish, ghastly and eerily creepy drink recipes from around the spirit world for your sipping pleasure.  Each cocktail plays upon the Halloween theme by name of the drink recipe or by striking the mood of the sinister season by dressing the drink with garnishes such as spiders and bloody vampire teeth. Halloween Drink Guide at The Intoxicologist.

Jack O’Lanterns

Jack O'Lanterns

Our jack-o’-lanterns! Mine on the left, Liz’s two in the middle, and Liz’s sister’s on the right. No, I did not trace a pattern, I only used one for inspiration.

A jack-o’-lantern (sometimes also spelled Jack O’Lantern) is typically a carved pumpkin. It is associated chiefly with the holiday Halloween, and was named after the phenomenon of strange light flickering over peat bogs, called ignis fatuus or jack-o’-lantern. In a jack-o’-lantern, typically the top is cut off, and the inside flesh then scooped out; an image, usually a monstrous face, is carved onto the outside surface, and the lid replaced. At night a light is placed inside to illuminate the effect. The term is not particularly common outside North America, although the practice of carving lanterns for Halloween is. From Wikipedia.

Happy Birthday Elizabeth!

Elizabeth Jewell

Happy 23rd to a person who is a synonym for Magnanimous and Benevolent. Equally Pulchritudinous internally as externally. Nothing have I treasured more! Never have I had such a companion, confidante, or kindred soul! My quintessence, my beloved, Happy Birthday to you!.