Spooky Kooky treats!
“Eat drink and be scary.” Ghoulia Child
The go-evil gourmet
Newsflash! Potatoes part 2 has been abducted by gremlins and goblins! (evil laughter from another room.) More devious designs for this week’s column is being brought to you by…..bone rattling please…. Ghoulia Child, the fire breathing sorceress of kitchen magic!
“Hello my pretties! The witching times are upon us and the time for brewing up devilish delights is ripe! (Like the corpse in the other room!) Here are some quick and easy ghoulish bites to whip up for your little monsters and their friends for All Hallows Eve. They are perfect for cooking your children in, oh I mean for cooking with your children!”
“The first two recipes call for bread dough. I like to make my own whole wheat dough and roll it out real thin and use it. You can buy pre-made whole wheat dough in the freezer section or give into the dark side and use Pillsbury dough in a can. Quick, easy and brutal. (These ideas are thanks to “Our Best Bites” at http://www.ourbestbites.com/
1 package of ww bread dough or
Make your own dough or
Pillsbury crescent roll dough in a can
1 package of hot dogs or tofu dogs
Roll the bread dough out in a flat rectangle about ¼ thick, and cut into thin strips. Wrap the dogs up in the dough, mummy like, the messier you do it the spookier it gets! Then a wrap a little on the head, leaving a space for the face. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for about 10 to 13 minutes or till they are screaming and golden brown. Dot rat’s guts (mustard) for the eyes and offer up bat’s blood (ketchup) for dipping.
Bones and Blood
1 package of ww bread dough, or
Make you own or
Pillsbury bread stick dough in a can
Fresh grated cheese
Roll out the dough into a flat rectangle about ¼ inch thick. Cut into thin strips about 8 inches long and 1 inch wide. Snip the ends with scissors about 2 inches into the strip, and curl down into a bone shape. Put on a greased cookie sheet and sprinkle with herbs and cheese. Bake for about 10 – 15 minutes till golden. Serve with wolf blood. (marinara sauce)
Monster Inc. Apples
4 apples, different colors
(pink ladies, golden delicious, red )
Butcher the apples by cutting them into quarters. Operate to take a part of their brains out by cutting a wedge out of the center of the apple, careful not to cut too deep! Drop into a bowl with a tablespoon of lemon juice in some water to keep them from turning brown. Fill the wedge with peanut butter and insert the slivered almonds for teeth. I used a toothpick to make a whole before I inserted the almond sliver. Then stick the candy dots on the monster for eyes with peanut butter. Crunch away!
Dirt and Worms
1 package of chocolate pudding
Crushed chocolate wafers
Make up the chocolate pudding as directed. I use non-fat milk, it works just as well. Make the “dirt” by placing waxed paper over the cookies and roll with a rolling pin. (Or you can give them to one of your little monsters to stomp on in a cereal bag.) Layer the pudding in a small clear glass, poke a few worms in there, and sprinkle with the “dirt.” Eeuuuhhh.
1 package of pretzel rods
1 package of white chocolate chips or
1 package of dark chocolate
2 teaspoons of canola oil
Halloween cookie sprinkles
Fire up the caldron and melt the white chocolate in a double broiler. Stir in the oil while the chocolate is melting. Pour your brew into a tall thin mug. Dip one end of the pretzel rods into the chocolate and let the excess run off back into the cup. Lay your wand down on a sheet of waxed paper and sprinkle with cookie decorations and toad toes while it is still warm. Allow it to cool completely before whipping up magic with it. Serve them stuck in a clear vase or glass filled with candy corn.
1 package of chocolate dipped cookies
Like Keebler Fudge striped cookies
Heresy kisses (or bites)
Frosting in a tube in ghoulish colors
Or make your own
Lay the cookies out on a piece of waxed paper, chocolate side up, and glue the kiss to the middle of the cookie with the frosting. As you squish the kiss down onto the frosting, it will form a little ring that is the hat band. Then just pipe a little bow on the hat band, and abracadabra! A witches’ magic hat!
Have a hauntingly good Halloween and eat your cookies! He he heee heee he