Halloween Food! The Grin-est Holiday EVAR.

Current Theme Song (aka what's playing on my ipod right now): Jack's Lament by Danny Elfman [Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack].

So, yesterday I decided I wanted to have a Halloween party. Thankfully this brilliant idea decided to come with at least two days notice to you know, prep.

For those last minute deciders or for anyone who wants a little something fun for their holiday, here are some treat ideas to think of cooking up (all-age friendly).

Three variations of deviled eggs: eyeball, pumpkin, cracked and spider variety.





What is this? Creme brulee inside a pumpkin? WHY DID I NEVER THINK OF THIS BEFORE? I'm not going the pumpkin flavoring route since at least one member of my family detests pumpkin (the horror, right? It's like hating egg nog!). PERFECT excuse to buy a culinary blow torch, right? :)

Another tradition of Halloween that goes back as far as I can remember is hot dog octopi, or Octidogs, if you'd like. :) That IS Halloween for me. Simply cut your hot dog in half and then split each halfway up lengthwise and boil. I guarantee your kids (or kids at heart) will fall be in awe. You can even see them unfurl before your eyes.

And here is a geektastically cool website breaking down exactly the different kinds and methods of cooking these little octopi. I'd honestly never thought of deep frying them before, but the curl on those legs is fantastic.

Now outside of the octopi of my childhood, I'm not too fond of hot dogs. But I saw this idea for mummies that I just have to try.

There was also supposed to be pictures of my famous severed finger pizza, but alas, three SD cards later, it has disappeared. Boo!


VintageLorali said...

These look delicious, Heather! The only one I've tried so far were the mummy dogs. I also made 'humour' sauces for the mummy dogs: ketchup (blood), mustard (yellow bile), mayo with Worcestershire and teriyaki sauce and food coloring (black bile) and mayo with blue food coloring (phlegm), which went really good with them.

Anyway, I'm going to have to try the rest of these recipes sometime. (Particularly the Pumpkin Creme Brulee!)