Thursday, September 27, 2007

Getting ready for some Halloween Fun!

Sometimes - just altering your recipes a bit and introducing the food with a fun title can transform a simple meal into one your children will remember as a great one!

Halloween menus sound nasty but taste good! It takes a certain sense of humor to label your food like that and swallow it. Try these!

Classic Sloppy Joe's!

Marinated Tapeworms
(Pasta Salad)

1 box noodles (any variety)
1 bottle Italian dressing
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
4 tomatoes, diced
McCormick's Salad Supreme seasoning

Cook noodles as directed. Mix all together and let sit overnight.

Maggot Casserole
(Sausage-Rice Casserole)

2 pounds mild sausage, cooked and crumbled
4 cups Minute Rice, cooked
1 bell pepper, diced
1 dozen eggs, scrambled
Sour cream

Combine all ingredients. Top with sour cream and salsa (or you may combine the sour cream and salsa with the rice mixture).

Ghostly Potatoes
(Stuffed New Potatoes)
3 to 4 pounds red potatoes
8 to 9 slices American cheese
1 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/3 cup evaporated milk
12 to 15 new red potatoes
1 stick margarine
Chopped black olives

Boil red potatoes until fork tender, in preparation for whipping as filling.

Boil new potatoes whole until done. Allow to cool slightly. Cut small slice off bottom of potato so it will sit up with flat bottom. Cut off top of potato and scoop out. Place hollowed potatoes in casserole dish. Whip the cooked red potatoes and add all other ingredients. Over stuff the new potatoes with the whipped potatoes until they resemble ghost-like figures. Make eyes and mouths on each potato with pieces of chopped black olives.


Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Julie, my boys would LOVE these recipes! I will have to try them, thank you!

And Julie, if I would have thrown up during childbirth, I dont know what I would have done!!! I have heard of people doing that too and oh my gosh I was so scared of that happening with my first birth!

Love ya,

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Julie! Oh, I love your candy corn post. I'm a candy corn addict & love it ALL the time unfortunately. This time of year, it's everywhere!

Don't miss my 100th post giveaway this week!


Lilli & Nevada said...

very creative

restyled home said...

What a fun usual!!


Carolyne said...

Oh, Julie.....I love, love, LOVE your fun ideas. During my growing up years my mother always prepared an orange dinner for Halloween night. When I had my three boys I decided to continue the tradition of the fun supper and even expanded it somewhat to include "Slug Soup (lentil soup)~ a bug in every bite"
"Larvae with cheese sauce(mac & cheese)" and all sorts of imaginitive things.
Having just recently become a grandmother means that I'll be continuing this wonderful *fun* for another generation!
Thanks for your terrific sense of enjoyment in the season and for passing it on to your readers. I just know you'll be getting some households excited about being creative.
Happy October!

PAT said...

Julie this post and the candy corn post are fun! Great images and the recipes are vvveerrryyy interesting!

I also left a comment at your challenge.

I'm a bit behind, visiting my blog friends, so catching up, this morning.

Sandy said...

Hi Julie,
Just catching up on my reading and this post is fabulous! I cannot wait to surprise by 3 boys with these over the next few weeks.
have a wonderful week.
Sandy :)