Quick Halloween post today! A few mozzarella and olive eyeballs are an easy and fast way to spookify your pasta salad. I took a few marinated mozzarella balls, topped them with olives, and secured them with toothpicks. Hope you like it!
Would anyone care for some worms with their chili? Here’s a quick and easy way to make fun Halloween food. Take a hotdog and slice it lengthwise into 8 equal strips. Drop the hotdog strips into boiling water which will curl up as it cooks. To serve, I put a scoop of rice on the bottom, then the hotdog worms, chili, cheddar cheese, green onions, and finally another hotdog worm to top it all off. Enjoy!
We love split pea soup even though it has a ghastly green color to it. Top it off with a few cat croutons and it is the perfect food for Halloween!
To make the croutons, preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut 2 large slices of bread with small cookie cutters and then cut up the scraps into small chunks. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter and drizzle over cut bread. Toss well and spread evenly on a sheet tray. Bake for 10 minutes and then toss the croutons around so that they will brown evenly. Bake for another 5-10 minutes until croutons are golden.
To make garlic butter croutons, check out this recipe at the bottom of this old post.
I saw this owl recipe from Pillsbury and thought it would be fun to make for the kids! With store-bought croissant (or crescent) dough, the owls were very easy to make. I changed up the recipe a little to make the owl croissants savory, instead of sweet, by omitting the cinnamon and sugar. Instead I lightly brushed the tops with melted butter mixed with a little bit of garlic powder. Finally, after they were completely cooled, I topped the owls with cheese and olives for the eyes and beaks.
The garlicky owl croissants made a great side for the chili along with a sweet Clementine. Since the chili was loaded with veggies, I didn’t feel the need to put a side like I usually do.