Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween Dinner 2012

It's a good thing Halloween only comes once a year. If Sue and I cooked everyday like we cook for Halloween we would both weigh a million pounds.
We made soooooooo much food.
Cute and spooky Halloween food to be exact.
We will share all our photos in this blog and then, as we complete the individual and how-to blogs, we will provide links to those blogs.
But, enough chit chat...let's get to the photos, shall we?
The above Dracula Pizza was probably my favorite from this year. So cute.
I had to make 2 so I could share one. They were a little fussy to make but overall, quite simple.
I had been scrolling through pages of Halloween treats when a picture of a vampire pizza appeared on screen. I knew I had to try and make something similar.
I made a simple cheese pizza mummy as we had a few fussy eaters who didn't want anything on their pizza. These were store bought mini pizza crusts. They took about 2 seconds to throw together.
The longer cheese across the mummy is a cheese string that is pulled into strands. I thought it made them look more like mummies.
Here is our Frankenstein's monster pizza. Yes...we had a few different pizzas.
These ones were all individual sized pizzas. Instead of pizza sauce it is pesto mixed with alfredo sauce. So yummy!
These were made on store bought Naan bread. We got the idea from Munchkin Munchies.
Making the stitches out of olives was the only tricky part. Otherwise these were pretty easy.
Okay....last of the pizzas. This is our spooky spider BBQ chicken pizza. We have made this for several Halloween dinners as it is so popular.
There it is going in the oven. BBQ sauce instead of pizza sauce and a half of a store bought deli BBQ chicken make this guy amazingly delicious.
Sue made this spook-tacular Graveyard Dip. (Click HERE for the link)
A spicy bean dip and some tortillas make for an impressive dish.
Our friend, Kerry, was able to track down a brain mold for us. We made our gruesome mushroom, shrimp, cream cheese dip because we knew it would look very brain like.
I thought the knife was an especially nice touch. It was really good on whole grain baguettes. (Click HERE for the link!)
This was supposed to be a mummy filled with spinach dip. (You can get our Spinach Dip recipe HERE.) Sadly, he came out looking more like a potato monster.
Potato monsters can be pretty scary too....
We found some black bow tie pasta on a trip to the city and thought it would be perfect for a Halloween pasta salad. It tasted great but certainly looked a little sketchy.
Sue made these fabulous monster toes. They are store bought chicken nuggets with whole cashews died black. Then she sprinkled them with finely shredded cheese to make them a little "hairy".
Mmmm.....hairy monster toes.
Another super-de-duper simple Halloween dish. Some spaghetti with meat sauce in a "jack o'lantern" orange pepper. It looked like their poor brains were leaking out.
Their brains did taste very yummy.
There is the 2012 spread.
See....sooooo much food.
Sue did some creative carving on our mini pumpkins.
The one Halloween decoration we were able to find at Sue's house. (She still has everything packed up in storage!)
Cool dollar store labels turn ordinary pop into Halloween worthy drinkables.
And...some for the adults too, of course.
Hopefully by next Halloween Sue will be in her brand new house and we can totally crazy planning a huge Halloween party.
It's so much fun to see people's reactions when they see something ridiculously gross or cute or just super cool that they can eat.
Feel free to leave a comment and let us know what your favorites are!
We'd love to hear from you.
Want to see tons of fun links? Head over to Blissful and Domestic and Anyonita Nibbles! and Hun... What's For Dinner? and Table For Seven and Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons and Chef In Training.


  1. Wow! I loved them all. That brain one...yikes! Not sure I could eat that. I liked the monster toes the best, and the dracula pizza, how unique!

    1. Thank you Alicia! The brain was pretty disgusting...lol....but it did taste good!

  2. Wow, everything turned out great. I especially love the vampire pizza. What a great design. The shape of the pizza and all the toppings are just perfect. I'm pinning it!

  3. Thank you :) The vampire pizza was my favorite too!

  4. Hi! Did you bake the spider on the pizza separately?

    1. Nope. He was put on top of the toppings and baked at the same time as the rest of the pizza. :)

  5. Thank you for the recipes. My birthday is November 1st so I am deciding to go all out and do a big Halloween party this year. I will definitely be making your graveyard dip

  6. Awesome Halloween dinner ideas! Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  7. Oh my gosh these are so fun!!! Thanks for sharing at Share Your Stuff Tuesdays!

  8. I've sent you a reply on your comment to my repin. :)

  9. How do you dye the nuts black for the monster toes?

    1. We painted them with black food coloring and then let them sit to dry a bit.

  10. Love the BBQ spider pizza. Did you use pizza dough? How long did you bake it? Would love directions on how you made it! Pretty please!!! :)

    1. You can use whatever pizza dough crust you like - even store bought - but here is our recipe: http://joandsue.blogspot.ca/2012/08/crazy-easy-pizza-dough.html For the toppings we just used a bit of BBQ sauce instead of pizza sauce, then topped with pre-cooked BBQ chicken (you can use a store bought rotisserie chicken) that was diced up, some onions, some green pepper, and some mozza cheese.
      To make the spider you want to have a 2 balls of pizza dough - each one roughly the size of your fist. Use one ball to make the 8 legs. Use the other ball to form the head and body.
      Assemble the pizza -- crust, bbq sauce, toppings, cheese -- then place the "spider" on top. Bake at 400 for about 15 - 20 minutes. (Keep an eye on it)
      Hope that is helpful!!