I've never done a Halloween-inspired dinner, for the kids. This year, I was determined to change that. I found so many fun ideas, but this is what I decided to do.
For an appetizer, I made blood worms. These worms both LOOKED and FELT real. It was disgusting, and so wonderful. I'll definitely be making these again, and think they would be just perfect for a kid's (or adults) Halloween party. Recipe Found Here.
Skipping to dessert, I served up some Witches Fingers. These also looked real. Heath came down and said "Those are disgusting arthritic fingers. Gross!" However, they became his favorite of the night, once he tasted them. The recipe is like a sugar cookie recipe. I added some orange zest too, for flavor and color. After they were cooked, and cooled down, I presented them with a bowl of jellied blood for dipping (raspberry jam). It was definitely a success. Recipe for Witches Fingers are found here (scroll to the bottom).
For our main menu, I made a meatloaf monster hand. I miscounted, as I was molding it, and ended up with six fingers. I wondered why it looked a little off. Oh well. It was good.
As a side dish, I made Swamp Creatures. Here is a link to the Site Where I Got The Recipe. It was a great idea, but I didn't let the mac and cheese cool enough, in the muffin tins, so when I tried to flip it, my creatures fell apart. So I've included the picture from the site, even though mine didn't turn out so pretty. I followed Paula Deen's Mac and Cheese Recipe, and Tyler Florence's Creamed Spinach Recipe.
For a refreshing drink, we had bloody juice. Yum! Recipe Found Here.