I always have a few trick-or-treaters who knock on my door, and I enjoy handing out goodies during the evening. The pumpkin was roasted over the weekend and the wild rice, pumpernickel bread, and cookies were made ahead as well, making this an easy dinner to pull together on a weeknight, while being visited by ghosts, goblins, monsters, and ghouls every now and then. Happy Halloween!

Roasted pumpkin soup with wild rice and pepitas
Panini of house-made pumpernickel bread stuffed with goat cheese and roasted orange peppers
Salad of romaine hearts with cider vinaigrette, diced apples, and crisped shallots
Chocolate cookies drizzled with caramel