When Halloween food is involved the more gruesome the meal the better it tastes. Wriggling, writhing, sticky, spooky, and fun, this ghoulish fare doesn't have to put your guests on the run.
Get out the edible worms, colored food dye, and that overly creative imagination that you have been saving for just this occasion. It is time to prepare some highly unusual meals for All Hallows Eve.
These foods have the potential to knock the socks off of the ghosts and goblins dining at your home on this dark and dangerous evening. Hang up the sign that says BEWARE and advise your guests to eat this food with care. Let's cook up some scary gross Halloween food.
Halloween Magical Transforms Everyday into Extraordinary
Halloween gives new meaning to sweet and sour spareribs. While those pigs in a blanket suddenly become mummies, meatloaf transforms into a rotting hand or a foot, and the everyday hotdog is suddenly oozing with worms.
I fed my gruesome supper creation to my grandkids and they loved the Mummy Meatloaf I prepared for them. (See to the right of your screen for that recipe.)
It is truly amazing what just a wee smidge of imagination can do to our everyday food.
Foods we often consume in our meals are barely recognizable come Halloween night. And if you are not careful then this destruction of your mealtime food can happen faster than the shake of a pepper container.
With a specially designed Halloween mold or cake pan, salads, gelatin, meat loaf, cookies, cake, casseroles, and many other foods, can be magically transformed from appetizing into nightmarishly freaky. It truly is out and out right scary what can happen to your food around Halloween.
OMG These Brains are Indeed Edible!
Some Foods are Easier to Manipulate Than Others
There are some foods and beverages that are much easier to work into a Halloween meal than are other foods. Foods that are pliable, have a strange color to begin with, or foods that just naturally gross out the family on any average day actually make great Halloween foods.
Hamburger, casseroles, soup, cake, cookies, meat bones, sausages, homemade buns, gelatin, rice, and noodles are a few foods that are quite easy to get creative with around Halloween.
Yep, just take a moment to envision the last ham bone you had sitting on your kitchen table, and you get the picture. Then there are all the spooky things that you can do with spareribs, baked fish, or head cheese (which I never really liked on a good day). It gives me chills just thinking about it.
Oh by the way, did you know that thinly sliced ham slices look very similar to peeling skin, and that if you layer them onto something looking like a body part that this really does look kind of gross (just thought I would mention it).
Remember I was Saying Thinly Sliced Ham can Look Pretty Gross?
Halloween Food Deserves to be as Dressed up as You are
It's Halloween, the house is decorated, the family is in costume and the food you are serving up for your evening meal is quietly awaiting its turn in the spotlight.
Be imaginative, be creative, be exceptionally daring in the food that you prepare for your meal.
The angel, pink bunny rabbit, or transformer may object to be served up a rat shaped meatloaf but I am sure that the witches, ghosts, and zombies will be very excited to see what shows up on your Halloween dining table this year.
Rice Krispies cereal can easily slither up into snakes which really are kind of cute. Go wild, go gruesome, go gross, and let your Halloween food shine in its moment of glory. Hee hee. Here is the recipe for my baked rat.
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