Friday, October 28, 2016

Halloween Food

TGIF!!! What a busy week! I am looking forward to the weekend and all things Halloween!!! I love making the holidays fun with my kids....especially with food! I thought I would share some of my ideas for celebrating Halloween with each meal of the day!
My kids love waffles from the waffle maker....I mean who doesn't? They turn out so light and fluffy! So for Halloween breakfast (or Halloween weekend breakfast) I make "Candy Corn Waffles".  Not with actual candy corn....they just look like it! I use a box pancake mix. I love this one pictured below. I know all of the ingredients and they are loaded with protein which is a great way to start off the day.
I make the batter (adding in a splash of vanilla extract) and separate into three dishes. I leave one as is, and use food coloring to make one yellow and one orange. Once the waffle maker is preheated, put a circle of white in the middle, then circle with orange and then yellow.  Slice the waffle into quarters and each piece will resemble candy corn!
I serve them with ghost milk. Use a little chocolate syrup to make a ghost face inside the glass and fill with milk!
                                                                   Now onto lunch!
 I pack a Halloween lunch for the kids each year. This was last year's.
1. I use my pumpkin and ghost cutter for their sandwiches.
2. I used mini cutters for cheese.
3. Plastic spiders are always fun!
4. Peel a clementine and add a stem- you can use a piece of pepper, celery or in this case I put a green candy!
5. My kids always take water for lunch in their reusable bottles, but for fun I put disposable bottles in and make a Halloween label for them.
6. Halloween pretzels in monster packaging.
7. A ghost peep.. I put it on stick!
8. Halloween napkin 
Ella and Luke love their Halloween lunch each year!

Now to fill those bellies with dinner before Trick or Treating. 
It's a busy time leading up to Trick or Treating, so I keep the meal simple! 
First up is our Frankenstein salad. I arranged some salad greens on a square platter and laid black olives along the top for his "hair". I used a hardboiled egg cut in half, along with some olive slices for the eyes. You can use whatever veggies you have on hand for the mouth, etc. You can make this earlier in the day and it's such a fun way to eat a salad!
Along with salad we have our "Mummy Pizzas", "Witch Fingers", and "Vampire Teeth". I use thin sliced cheese cut into strips to make the mummy wrap and olive slices for the eyes. After steaming the asparagus, I lay the spears on a platter and top with some almond halves. The "vampire teeth" are made using apple slices, peanut butter and yogurt raisins. You could also use mini marshmallows or almonds for the teeth. 
We have also done the "Mummy Dogs"....the kids really love those, and we always serve our Halloween dinner with "Bug Juice". I  freeze some plastic bugs/spiders in an ice cube tray and then add into a pitcher of lemonade. I add in a few drops of food coloring to make it some crazy color too!
Here's to a fun Halloween weekend! We are looking forward to pumpkin carving, seed roasting and a little Halloween baking. I'll be sharing pics of the kids' costumes this year and looking back on some fun costumes too on Monday's blog. Be sure to stop by and check them out.....there's always room for one more at our family table!

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