Jennifer Garner takes Halloween — and making salsa — very seriously!
The actress, 46, dressed the part in green face makeup and a black wig as she made her homemade tomatillo salsa recipe in an Instagram video for her followers last Wednesday. Garner was almost unrecognizable as she channeled her inner wicked witch for Halloween and shared the secret recipe to her Mexican side dish.
“Double double toil and trouble!” she says in a disguised voice, as she leans over the Molcajete bowl and scoops some avocado — the same shade as Garner’s face — out of its outer skin.
She then mashes the ingredients together before scooping a chip into the salsa, smiling, and happily walking away with her delicious dish.
Happy Halloween! . Tomatillo Salsa 1 almost full gallon size bag of tomatillos (from my garden). 3 cloves of garlic, trimmed but not peeled 2 whole jalapeños (or more if you want more spice) 2 or 3 limes Salt Olive oil 1 or 2 ripe avocados . 1. Preheat oven to 325F and line a baking sheet with tin foil. 2. Remove husks from tomatillos. Rinse and dry. Place on baking sheet. 3. Drizzle and coat with olive oil. 4. Add whole jalapeños and garlic to baking sheet. 5. Bake for about 30 minutes. You want the tomatillos softened, but not bursting. Jalapeños and garlic should be soft, as well. 6. Pull stems off jalapeños. Squeeze garlic from its shell. 7. Transfer everything to blender. Squeeze in lime juice and add a little salt. 8. Blend until smooth (leave the lid off a bit and cover with a towel to let the steam escape). 9. Transfer to bowl and let cool. 10. Refrigerate. 11. Add more salt to taste. Add diced avocado. 12. Cast a spell. Yum.
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Garner has previously revealed that Halloween is always an exciting time for her family.
During a recent appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the Camping star divulged details about a few seasonal traditions she was looking forward to participating in with her three kids: Samuel Garner, 6, Seraphina Rose Elizabeth, 9, and Violet Anne, 12.
“Every year, there’s something different,” Garner said. “I think this year we’ll go back to one of our favorites, which is making … my children were like, ‘Mom, have to be environmentally sensitive.’ I was like, ‘Good for you, yes they do!’”
“Ghosts with fabric over them, and then you decorate the ghosts to be members of the family,” the actress explained, which earned a wide-eyed blank stare from Ellen DeGeneres.
“I’m sorry?” DeGeneres asked before Garner went on to explain the family’s crafting project a little further.
“So my son will have big blue eyes and then they’ll make their dad with a lot of scruff. And they’ll make me with long hair and glasses and then probably a bun on my head,” Garner said, whose divorce from Affleck, 46, was finalized at the end of October, three years after separating and 13 years after they tied the knot.
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And even though Garner was very excited to dress up for the holiday with her children, she revealed she was not likely to pick the family ensemble this year.
“I tried to talk my kids into all being carrots this year — I thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be cool if we were a bunch of carrots?’ — and they were just like, ‘No! No, that’s not cool,’” she recalled.
“But the one year I ever won a prize in elementary school for the Halloween costume parade, my mom had made me into a carrot,” said the Peppermint star. “And I won most original … I want to relive that day. It was good.”