What’s better than the slimy warm rat intestines for Halloween? Young people can eat fast and simple meatloaf while running! I have included a basic recipe, but you are free to use your family’s favorite. Use pearl onions instead of olives for a different appearance. The crushed fried onion layer will look like burnt fur! When you cut it, the “guts” should ooze out and make a deep impression.
The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the decorative ingredients.
Crispy potato skin coffin with cheesy mummy meatballs on top. Halloween has never been so delicious! Homemade meatballs are the best, but you can use what you have prepared at will to save time and quickly start “trick or treat”.
The directions for making the meatballs are based on the particular brand mentioned. Follow instructions on the box if using a different brand.
Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of potato. The actual amount of potato consumed will vary.
Even if you’re not an experienced cupcake decorator, these little mummies are super easy to make and my kids loved them at their Halloween party. You can use any dark-colored cupcake or muffin and turn them into a creepy mummy in a heartbeat.
The directions for making cupcakes are based on the particular brand mentioned. Follow instructions on the box if using a different brand.
Strawberry orange smoothie in orange jack 0’lantern, spider web toast and a ghostly hard-boiled egg. Happy Halloween!
The madness of Halloween took over my house. My children struggled for weeks about which outfit to choose, but they went back to their original choice two days ago. Then the crazy size competition began. This morning I walked through the attic to find their favorite trick-or-treating bags, and then I will go to Target at the last minute to distribute candies. Cross your fingers and they still have our favorites, or think about it again, maybe they are no better.
Of course, I vowed to be better prepared every year and every holiday. Halloween dress up in September! Menu and shopping list written a few weeks before Thanksgiving! Finish Christmas shopping before December! But…not so much. Of course, there are millions of distractions; children’s sports and activities, daily work, fun trips, the Bravo channel, or just procrastination.
Ah, but the salvation of Halloween this morning! Today, my children had a terrifying Halloween breakfast before going to school… toast and cream cheese spider webs, ghostly hard-boiled eggs and strawberry orange smoothie, placed in an orange pumpkin lantern. This breakfast is child-friendly, nutritious, and a healthy start to a sugar-fueled weekend. So, although we might stuff licorice and raisins in candy bowls, and their clothing is a bit tight, after breakfast, I knew I could win at least once in Holiday Bank. Happy Halloween!
Strawberry Orange Smoothie
1. Cut off the top of the oranges and cut around the inner edges of the peel. Scrape out the orange segments with a spoon (don’t worry about keeping them intact as they will be blended).
2. Place the orange segments, frozen strawberries, and yogurt in a blender and blend until smooth.
3. Carve the scooped out orange into a jack o’lantern if desired and pour the smoothie into the orange cup (you will have extra smoothie)
Ghostly Hardboiled Egg
1. Place eggs in a saucepan with enough cool water to cover.
2. Cover with lid and bring to a rolling boil, then turn off heat. Let eggs stand in water for 10 mins.
3. Remove eggs and place in an ice bath until cooled. Pat eggs dry and color a ghost face on each with the marker.
1. Cut bread into shapes with a spider web shaped cookie cutter (a large round cutter will work just fine) and toast them in a toaster.
2. Mix cream cheese with cream until smooth and place in a piping bag or plastic bag. You can use a small round pastry tip or just cut the end of the bag to pipe cream cheese onto the the toast in a spiderweb pattern.
This fun appetizer will surprise your Halloween party guests. A few simple ingredients make this delicious snack a terrible simple addition to your party table.
24 mini cheese rounds
24 green olive slices
8 black olives
red gel food color
chopstick or skewer
1: Remove the wax casing from the cheeses. Use a paring knife to carefully cut a divot in the center of the cheese that’s approximately the size of a green olive slice
2: Press a green olive slice into the divot firmly, being careful not to damage the olive slice
3: Use a paring knife to make three round slices from each black olive. Place the black olive round in the center of the green olive to make a “pupil.” Tip: For best results, use a chopstick or skewer to push the edges of the black olive inside the green olive’s center.
4: Dip a small paintbrush into the red gel food coloring and paint squiggly lines from the olives outward to give the eyes a bloodshot effect. Six to eight lines per eyeball will provide the best look.
5: Keep cold until ready to serve. Serve alongside fresh veggies and your favorite crackers or pita bread for a healthy Halloween party snack.