Halloween and Eggs in Purgatory
This week on #SundaySuppers it is all about Halloween.
Did you know the name Halloween comes from the old English term All Hallows Eve?
Hallow meaning Holy.
It just so happens that Halloween has always been the day before All Saints Day.
Believe it or not All Hallows Eve (Halloween) has a very rich history in the Catholic Church.
It begins a three day celebration of life, death and eternity.
It is a time where we honor our saints (known and unknown) and pray for the lost souls in purgatory.
Before Vatican II, Catholics were required to fast and then feast.
Halloween was considered a fast day because it was followed by All Saints Day, a feast day.
So don’t let the name of this really scary dish deter you from making it. It is a inexpensive, delicious and easy meal to prepare. Perfect to enjoy while giving out candy.
Eggs in Purgatory
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium bell pepper chopped
1 small onion chopped
2 garlic cloves minced
1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
14 ounce can of crushed tomatoes
1 loaf rustic bread (I used sourdough)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a skillet over medium heat add the oil, pepper and onion. Saute for about 10 minutes.
Add the garlic and saute another 2 minutes. Add the tomato sauce and red pepper flakes, simmer for another 20 minutes.
Crack the eggs over the sauce. Place your skillet in the oven and allow to bake uncovered for about 15 minutes. The whites of the eggs should be set.
While the eggs are cooking, toast your bread until lightly browned.
Serve the eggs over the toast.
On the menu for our Trick-or-Treat #SundaySupper Halloween Party:
Shrunken Heads in Cider – Girlichef
Candy Corn Martini – The Messy Baker Blog
Wine Pairings – ENOFYLZ
Steak Bites with Bloody Mary Dipping Sauce – I Run for Wine
Eggs in Purgatory – My Catholic Kitchen
Mini Jack-o’-Lantern Sloppy Joe Pies – Small Wallet Big Appetite
Baked Mummy Cheese Dogs – In the Kitchen with KP
Meat Head – Ruffles & Truffles
Goblin Eggs – Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
Mummy Hot Dogs – Damn Delicious
Spooky Kid Pizzas -Sustainable Dad
Pumpkin Chili, Pumpkin Dip, & Wicken Witch’s Brew -Daddy Knows Less
Monster Mash – Cindy’s Recipes & Writings
Sloppy Worm Sandwiches – La Cocina de Leslie
Gory Green Monster Eyeball Dip -Shockingly Delicious
Marinated Mozzarella Eyeballs -Comfy Cuisine
Deviled Eyes – Mangiamo!
Eyeball Pinwheels- Home Cooking Memories
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Biscoff Cream – The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
Spooky Ogre Eye Cookies – The Realistic Nutritionist
Jack O’ Lantern Cookies – Magnolia Days
Spooky Good Popcorn Snack Mix – The Weekend Gourment
White Chocolate & Coconut Dipped Strawberry Ghosts -Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
Monster Bites – Cravings of a Lunatic
Vegan Halloween Sugar Cookies – Hezzi-D’s Books & Cooks
Monster Cookies – Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
Tunnel of Doom Cake – That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Candy-Stuffed Rice Crispy Treat Pumpkins -Chocolate Moosey
Crispy Graham Bones – The Meltaways
Dulce de Leche Bat Cookies -Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends
Witch’s Fingers – Noshing with The Nolands
Sweet Intestines with Broken Glass – The Little Ferraro Kitchen
Graveyard Brownies – The Wimpy Vegetarian
Boo Candy Corn & Chocolate Chip Cookies – Hip Foodie Mom
Bleeding Devil Cakes -Momma’s Meals
Pumpkin Halloween Munch- Big Bear’s Wife
Halloween Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cake Pops -Juanita’s Cocina
Jack-O-Lantern Carrot Cake – Galactosemia in PDX
Ghostly Chocolate Orange Tarts – Happy Baking Days
The Wicken Bao – The Urban Mrs
Messy Monster Cookies -MarocMama
Bewitchingly Delicious Butterscotch Broomstick Cake Pops -Mama.Mommy.Mom.
Halloween Popcorn Cake – Pippis in the Kitchen Again
Witches Morning Gruel - In the Kitchen with Audrey
White Chocolate & Dulce de Leche Ghosts – Vintage Kitchen Notes
Peanut Butter Candy Bar Cookies – The Cookie A Day Challenge
Monster Cookie Revel Bars – Baker Street
Halloween Cereal Bars – Basic N Delicious
Ossi di Morti (Bones of the Dead Cookies) – Webicurean
Pumpkin Pie Pinwheels – Midlife Road Trip
Please be sure you join us on Twitter throughout the day, this Sunday (October 28th) during #SundaySupper. We’ll be meeting up at 7:00 pm (Eastern) All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag, or you can follow us through TweetChat.
We’d also love to feature your favorite Halloween recipes on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board and share them with all of our followers, too.
Peace be with you,