If you are like me the fun food is as much for you as it is for the kiddos. I love doing themed food and Halloween is prime time for food with a spooky theme. I found a whole bunch of totally easy recipes to keep your family on their toes this week. I especially love that I had many of the ingredients on hand so my shopping list was short!
Here’s the Monster Menu Plan, mix and match as you please! I added any tips from things I did differently from the original recipes.
1. Ham & Cheese Pumpkins from Woman’s Day
I used cube ham instead of slices because that is what I had so I could use it for the mummy pizzas too. The pumpkins would be way easier to seal with slices.
I added in a spaghetti squash poked to look like a Jack-o-lantern. If you have not tried it, give it a whirl. We LOVE it at my house!
2. Pumpkin shaped bread bowls from the Idea Room filled with savory Pumpkin Soup
I dyed too much dough green so I improvised and made leaves.
4 T butter
1/3 Cup flour
1 grated onion
4 Cups water
4 Chicken bouillon cubes
1 16 oz. can pumpkin
1 1/2 t. salt
1 1/3 t. lemon juice
1/4 t. pepper
1/4 t. nutmeg
2 2/3 cups half and half
In large pan melt butter and stir in flour.
Add onion and bouillon dissolved in water.
Stir until smooth and thick.
Add everything else except half and half.
Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally.
Let simmer 15 minutes.
Add half and half and heat through but do not boil.
This pumpkin soup is so easy and so yummy! The leftovers are just as good as the first day!
3. Mummy Pizzas
We have been making bagels pizzas for years, but never thought to use string cheese strips. I add a layer of cream cheese to the bagel before the sauce and put a pepperoni over the hole so the toppings don’t fall through.
4. Spaghetti and Eyeballs from mommy23Monkeys
I know this link is broken, but I am hoping it will come back so you can see it. Just put olive slices on meatballs to make eyes. This was my little guys favorite!! We paired it with Bones n Blood from Our Best Bites.
5. Mummy Dogs
We used this for a dinner we had to eat in the car while taking daddy to a class. Be sure to cook them until browned well. Ours were a bit doughy. 6. Mummy Meatloaf from Gourmet Mom on the Go
Have not tried this one yet, but totally plan to!
Vegetable Skeleton from Kraft
Spider Web Dip
I am totally one of those moms who thinks you can count dip as dinner. I mean you have all the food groups. Beans-protein, Sour cream & cheese-dairy, Onions-veggie, Tomato-fruit, Chips or crackers-grain. Eggy eyeballs from Crafty Crow
Monster Jaws from Our Best Bites
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