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.