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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2 servings 5 mins
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10 mins 15 mins
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 5 mins
Cook Time Passive Time
10 mins 15 mins
Acorn Candy Cookies
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Servings Prep Time
2 servings 5 mins
Cook Time Passive Time
10 mins 15 mins
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 5 mins
Cook Time Passive Time
10 mins 15 mins
Ingredients
Strawvberry Orange Smoothie
Ghostly Hardboiled Egg
Spiderweb Toast
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DIY Berries & Apples Frozen Doggie Treat

DIY Berries & Apples Frozen Doggie Treat

DIY Berries & Apples Frozen Doggie Treat

Summer has been pretty hot this year, specially for Cannoli, our year old Siberian Husky.  I’m sure she gets quite hot under all that fur.

To keep her cool and comfy we’ve been making her frozen doggie treats.  She just loves them!

The treats are so easy to make the kids can make them.  Last week my 7 year old grandson Devon mixed up a batch for her.  It took him about half an hour to mix them, but that’s because he kept eating the ingredients!  That’s the great part about these doggie treats, they’re made with fresh ingredients that even humans love.

For this batch of frozen dog treats Devon mixed up chunks of green apples, fresh blueberries, and strawberry yogurt, all of them his favorites and Cannoli’s faves too!

We freeze the treats in styrofoam coffee cups.  You can fill up the cups as much or as little as you like to fit your pup’s appetite.  Just peel the cups off the frozen treats when you want to give them to your pet.

Here’s Devon’s recipe, make some for your fur balls today!  The recipe yields 12 half filled cups.

DIY Berries & Apples Frozen Doggie Treat

Ingredients:

2 apples – chopped in to chunks with seeds and cores removed.  When using apples to make dog treats be sure to REMOVE all the seeds they are poisonous for dogs!

4 oz.  fresh blueberries

1 large container of Strawberry Yogurt – we used Yoplait because I found it on sale at the grocery store, but you can use any brand.

12 styrofoam coffee cups

Directions:

1.  Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.

2.  Spoon into coffee cups.

3.  Freeze for at least 6 hours.

4.  Peel off the cup and let your fur balls enjoy their icy treat.

DIY Berries & Apples Frozen Doggie Treat

Cannoli likes to lick her treats in the shade.  It keeps her busy for about a half an hour.

DIY Berries & Apples Frozen Doggie Treat
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Servings Prep Time
12 Pops 15 Munites
Passive Time
6 Hours
Servings Prep Time
12 Pops 15 Munites
Passive Time
6 Hours
DIY Berries & Apples Frozen Doggie Treat
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
12 Pops 15 Munites
Passive Time
6 Hours
Servings Prep Time
12 Pops 15 Munites
Passive Time
6 Hours
Ingredients
  • 2 pc. apples chopped in to chunks with seeds and cores removed. When using apples to make dog treats be sure to REMOVE all the seeds they are poisonous for dogs!
  • 4 oz. fresh blueberries
  • 1 large container Strawberry Yogurt we used Yoplait because I found it on sale at the grocery store, but you can use any brand.
  • 12 styrofoam coffee cups
Servings: Pops
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Spoon into coffee cups.
  3. Freeze for at least 6 hours.
  4. Peel off the cup and let your fur balls enjoy their icy treat.
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