2010 Halloween table - Spoooky stuff!
Ham Skull - gross but tasty
Human ribs? Noooooo. Spooky cow ribs
These are from our Halloween table from last year. Impressive, right? I was going to feign humility and say “well shucks, it’s alright I guess” but come on...it’s pretty cool. The ham skull, ribs, devil face (chicken breast), mini-mummies (chicken nuggets on a hot dog bun), worm salad (noodles), eye balls (brussell
sprouts), blood soup with snake dippers (tomato soup with breadsticks), and of course bat wings (chicken wings).
Sue and I start our Halloween Dinner planning about a month before we actually hold it. Okay, to be honest, we start planning for the next year as soon as we are done eating the one on the table. All year long we are flipping through food magazines or websites saying, “Oooh, that would be cool for Halloween.” or “You know, if you just changed (blank) you could make it into a (blank) for Halloween.” Not that we are obsessed with Halloween, no, no, we are just obsessed with making food in general. Especially cool food.
Foamy witches brew
Coolest. Glasses. Ever.
Jack-o-lantern spinach dip
Our nasty skeleton dip...but tasty
Spider pizza..mmm.mmm.. spider-licious
2009 Halloween party
See...coooooooool, right? This is 2009’s Halloween party. We had spider bread dip, spider pizza, a foot (meatloaf), spooky skeleton spread, mini pumpkin cheese balls, guts (cola jelly salad), jack-o-lantern spinach dip, and assorted drinks and sweets. There was much more there just not in the photo. Ie: mummy toes (cocktail wieners wrapped in pastry), eyes (devilled eggs), Frankenstein’s face (meatloaf – which is also pictured in the 2007 pics below).
2008 Halloween table
Cutest pumpkin cheese balls ever!
Our 2008 meal (above) included the spectacularly spooky haunted gingerbread house. The ghost is particularly terrifying. You know you have to look again......... See, scary, right? This spook-tacular dinner included: enchilada bugs, mummies (ham and cheese braid), another foot (we keep this meatloaf in the rotation because it never fails to gross out someone at the table), mini-pumpkin cheese balls (I used these again too because they are so cute), spider bread dip, and Caesar salad with maggot croutons (okay, there was nothing Halloween-y about the Caesar salad so we had to get creative with the name).
Macaroni witch 2007
Pizza snake 2007
Frankenstein meatloaf 2007
Meatloaf monster face 2007 (We enjoy meatloaf, okay!)
You will have to excuse the tininess of these photos. I had to download them back from http://www.allrecipes.com/ after I entered them in a Halloween food contest. I lost the originals from my computer. (P.S. – I actually won 4th place in the contest with the Frankenstein Meatloaf BUT because I don’t live in the States I was unable to claim my prize. Booooooo. Oh well, lesson learned.) Anyway, there is a Frankenstein meatloaf, macaroni witch (yes, made out of macaroni), pizza snake, and meatloaf monster face. This was the beginning of our Halloween dinner parties. As you can see each year gets a little more interesting and the table a little fuller of spooky Halloween food.
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If you have any ideas for our Halloween Dinner 2011 we are always looking for