Friday, October 23, 2015

Alucard's Bat-tastic Guide To Hallowe'en On Roku..... - Day #23 - FIENDISH FOOD FRIDAY (Fourth Course)

Welcome back, Boils & Ghouls...

... to 'Day Twenty-Three' of "Alucard's Bat-tastic Guide To Hallowe'en On Roku"  and to the fourth instalment of "Fiendish Food Friday", a series of posts in which I aim to recommend some "scary starters", "macabre mains" and "devilish desserts" plus an assortment of (ahem) "finger food", making it easier for you to cater to the ghoulish guests at your spooky soirée this Hallowe'en season !!

So, if you're planning to host your own ghastly gathering on October 31st, you should take some time to FINALISE YOUR HALLOWE'EN MENU SOON as there's ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT from tomorrow until Hallowe'en itself... I KID YOU NOT !!! So, rather than leave your ghoulish guests to go hungry during your fiendish festivities READ THIS POST for plenty of instructional tips and advice on "how to" conjure-up some tasteless treats (sic) to fuel the zombie horde and pile your plates high enough to feed the bats in the belfry with all the ghastly grub & ghoulish goodies you will have prepared for your fang-tastic friends & other crazy creatures attending your Hallowe'en celebrations !!

As I've been saying for the past few weeks now... the great thing about entertaining at Hallowe'en is that you can really let your imagination run riot and things can still be really simple, as well as creative, and it's pretty easy to come up with some creepy creations that will feed your ghoulish guests without too much trouble! Even if you don't happen to find something within this particular Roku channel, you'll still be able to get plenty of inspiration from the one hundred or so other channels which populate the "Food" category of the "Official" Roku UK Channel Store. Well... time is now running out and, if you haven't sorted out your menu yet, you're going to need a crash course in catering for Hallowe'en along with a hailstorm of ideas... so, with that in mind, we're making the main focus for today's Roku channel one that will show you "how to" put together a beastly buffet, full of frightfully fiendish foodstuffs and devilishly delicious desserts, that can all be washed down with a pick of the poisons from your wonderfully wicked wine cellar. Suffice to say that, if your guests are partial to novelty nibbles of a Hallowe'en variety, then you'll definitely want to add this channel to your macabre menu planning, as you prepare the H(orr)ors d'oeuvres in readiness for Hallowe'en !! 

As you might expect from the name, this recipe-based Roku channel can be found in the "Food" genre (i.e. category) of the "Official" Roku UK Channel Store. Generally speaking, the 'CHOW' channel provides videos covering many aspects of cooking & entertaining that range from good food recipes to restaurant advice. The particular features of interest, with regard to the forthcoming Hallowe'en festivities, that can be found on this channel include videos on "How To Crush Ice For Cocktails", "How To Make Deviled Eggs" or "Pumpkin Spiced Cookies" and "How To Make Pumpkin Pie". These will ensure that you have plenty of ways to pass the time between my daily doses of Roku-related Hallowe'en horror in "Alucard's Bat-tastic Guide To Hallowe'en On Roku" while, at the same time, helping you prepare for your own Hallowe'en party celebrations !!

According to the channel description for the 'CHOW' channel taken from the Official Roku Website, the content providers are also responsible for the development of the 'CHOW' channel on Roku so, obviously, their talents don't just end with making original videos to fulfil your cooking & entertaining needs online, as with their website. If you need to contact the developer, you can do so via their Twitter Feed: @chow or else, get social with them via: CHOW (Facebook). Of course, you can also find out more about the 'CHOW' channel for Roku by visiting their official website VIA THIS LINK !!

For those of you who'd like to add this channel to the Hallowe'en-themed entertainment on your Roku player(s) but are, perhaps, unable to access the Channel Store on your device at this precise moment... you can also take care of things by simply LOGGING-IN to your Online Roku Account, scrolling down to the 'Manage Account' section, and using the "Add a Private Channel" option. That way, when you do have access to your Roku player, the 'CHOW' channel will be there ready for you to watch whenever you so choose !! All you must do to achieve this, is to type the following access code into the data entry field under "Add a Private Channel" and click the 'Add Channel' button:-


Anyway, that's pretty much all there is to it, except to point out that the 'CHOW' channel has been given an average score of "3.5 out of 5" from 1,278 ratings (so far) in the channel store description on the Official Roku Website. That statistic alone should be reason enough to give it a try !!

Finally, to round-off this fourth instalment of "Fiendish Food Friday" on 'Day Twenty-Three' of the 'Countdown To Halloween' for 2015, I thought I'd best remind you (again) of how NOT to approach your pumpkin carving, thanks to this short clip by a very well-known "celebrity chef" from Sweden...

REMEMBER: DON'T BE A 'MUPPET'... chainsaws are for texan-style massacres at the movies, so be sure to carve your pumpkin(s) carefully using something better suited to a task such as this !!

Anyway, that's all for today... just remember to come back in 24-hours for 'Day Twenty-Four' and more Hallowe'en-themed content, courtesy of "Alucard's Bat-tastic Guide To Hallowe'en On Roku", when I will reveal your next helping of horror for "Silver Scream Saturday", and then (again) this time next week for the very last "Fiendish Food Friday" of our "Countdown To Hallowe'en" 2015... not forgetting, when you're done, to visit the other contributors to the 2015 Countdown To Hallowe'en and see what kind of Hallowe'en treats they have in store for you between now and October 31st! :-)

Fangs (as always) for reading !!

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