Ratloaf (Halloween Meatloaf)

Ratloaf (Halloween Meatloaf)

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.

 

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Mix ground beef, eggs, onion, milk, bread crumbs, salt, and black pepper in a large bowl until completely combined to make the rat body mixture.

  • Mix Cheddar cheese, 3/4 bottle of barbeque sauce, and 1 cup French-fried onions together gently in a separate bowl to make the rat guts.

  • Put about half the rat body mixture onto a sheet of waxed paper and form it into the shape of a rat body. Spread a thick layer of the cheese mixture on top of the body leaving 1/2 inch of space along the outer edge.

  • Put remaining rat body mixture on top, forming the body and creating a solid seal around the edges so the guts don’t ooze out while baking.

  • Place the top part of a broiler pan on the rat and carefully flip it over. Reshape rat body as needed. Place olives onto the rat body for the eyes and nose, potato slices for the ears, and spaghetti for the whiskers. Spread 1/4 bottle barbeque sauce over the body of the rat and sprinkle with crushed French-fried onions. Set the broiler rack atop the broiler pan.

  • Bake in preheated oven until the cheese is melted, about 1 hour. Allow ratloaf to cool 5 minutes before slicing to serve.

 

Nutrition Disclaimer:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the decorative ingredients.

 

Nutrition Facts

948 calories; protein 34.8g; carbohydrates 59.6g; fat 60.8g; cholesterol 149.9mg; sodium 1280.2mg.

 

 

 

 

Ratloaf (Halloween Meatloaf)
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Ratloaf (Halloween Meatloaf)
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Mummified Meatballs in Crispy Potato Skin Coffins

Mummified Meatballs in Crispy Potato Skin Coffins

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”.

 

Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Pierce potatoes with a fork and microwave for 10 minutes. Let cool until safe to handle. Cut in half lengthwise and scoop out most of the flesh, leaving 1/2 inch around the shell. Discard flesh or save for another use.

  • Place potato halves cut-side down on a baking sheet. Rub each half with 1 teaspoon olive oil. Flip potatoes over. Sprinkle each with 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning and 1 teaspoon Parmesan cheese.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until shells are crisp, 12 to 15 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, place meatballs on microwave-safe plates. Cover with paper towels. Microwave until hot, 70 to 75 seconds per batch. Let rest until cool enough to not melt the cheese.

  • Wrap 1/4 of the cheese strings around 3 meatballs to create a mummy effect. Repeat with remaining cheese and meatballs.

  • Remove potato skin coffins from the oven and place a mummy in each coffin. Apply candy eyeballs.

 

 

Editor’s Notes:

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.

 

Nutrition Facts

412 calories; protein 24.3g; carbohydrates 29.4g; fat 22.3g; cholesterol 91.9mg; sodium 384.1mg.

 

 

 

Mummified Meatballs in Crispy Potato Skin Coffins
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Mummified Meatballs in Crispy Potato Skin Coffins
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Easy Halloween Mummy Cupcakes

Easy Halloween Mummy Cupcakes

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.

 

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line two 12-cup muffin tins with paper liners, preferable dark-colored or Halloween-themed ones.

  • Combine cake mix, water, eggs, and oil in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer on low speed until moistened, about 30 seconds. Beat at medium speed until batter is smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each 3/4 full.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 18 to 21 minutes. Remove from oven and cool tins on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Remove cupcakes from the tins and cool completely on a wire rack before decorating, about 1 hour.

  • Spoon frosting in an pastry bag or a plastic bag with the corner cut off. Pipe strands of frosting onto the top and bottom of the cupcakes, leaving an oval eye shape exposed in the middle. Pipe 2 dots in the exposed middle for the mummy’s eyes. Place 2 chocolate chips flat-side up in the middle of each dot for the pupils.

 

 

Editor’s Note:

The directions for making cupcakes are based on the particular brand mentioned. Follow instructions on the box if using a different brand.

 

Nutrition Facts

361 calories; protein 3.8g; carbohydrates 48g; fat 19.3g; cholesterol 27.5mg; sodium 205.2mg.

 
 

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Spooky Halloween Breakfast

Spooky Halloween Breakfast

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!

 

Instructions

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.

Spiderweb Toast

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.

Halloween

 

 

Acorn Candy Cookies
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Pumpkin Pie Cocktail

Pumpkin Pie Cocktail

Enjoy this refreshing delicacy with the annual pumpkin pie dessert.

 

Ingredients

 

 

Directions

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  • Combine the ice cream, ice, pumpkin, half-and-half, rum, and 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice in a blender; blend until smooth. Pour into a serving glass; top with whipped topping, sprinkle with pinch of pumpkin pie spice.

 

Nutrition Facts

223 calories; protein 2.7g; carbohydrates 15.3g; fat 10.3g; cholesterol 29.7mg; sodium 88mg.

 

 

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Halloween Party Appetizer: Cheesy Eyeballs

Halloween Party Appetizer: Cheesy Eyeballs

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.

 

Ingredients

  • 24 mini cheese rounds
  • 24 green olive slices
  • 8 black olives
  • red gel food color
  • chopstick or skewer
  • small paintbrush

Instructions

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

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. 

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