Halloween Treats

It is the time of year when we can be a bit festive with our meals.  So if you want to have happy little monsters at lunch or dinner try one of these Halloween recipes. (Picky eaters will love these!)

Dem Bones

6 ounces of Sliced ham, or turkey (you could even use left over chicken or tuna)

3/4 shredded cheese (your choice)

1/2 cup of mayonnaise

1 tbsp sweet pickle relish (optional)

1/2 tsp yellow mustard

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

6 slices of white bread (I know its not wheat but I’ve never seen a brown bone. LOL) 

  1. Place meat in bowl of food processor or blender; process until ground.  Combine meat, cheese, mayonnaise, relish, mustard and pepper in small bowl until well blended.
  2. Cut out 12 bone shapes form bread using a cookie cutter or sharp knife.  Spread half of “bones” with 2 tbsp of mixture; top with remaining “bones”.

Makes 6 bone sandwiches

 

Haunted Taco Tarts

1 tbsp vegetable or olive oil

1/2 cup chopped onion

1/2 bound ground turkey (or ground beef; your choice)

1 clove garlic, minced

1/2 tsp dried oregano leaves

1/2 tsp chili powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 package refrigerated pie crusts (or homemade pie crust)

1/2 cup chopped tomato

1/2 c. shredded cheese

egg yolk paint (recipe follows)

  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook until tender.  Add turkey; cook until turkey is no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Stir in garlic, oregano, chili powder and salt; set aside.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Lightly grease baking sheet. 
  2.  Pepare Egg Yolk Paint; set aside.
  3. On a lightly flowered surface, roll 1 pie crust to 14-inch diameter.  Using 3 inch Halloween cookie cutters, cut out pairs of desired shapes.  Repeat with second pie crust, re-rolling dough if necessary. 
  4. Place 1/2 of shapes on prepared baking sheets. Brush edges with egg white.  Spoon about 1 tbsp taco mixture onto each shape.  Sprinkle with tomato and cheese. 
  5. Top remaining matching shapes; press edges to seal.  Decorate with egg yolk paint. 
  6. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.

Makes 14 tarts

Egg yolk paint

4 egg yolks, divided

4 tsp water; divided

red, yellow, blue and green liquid food coloring

  1. Place 1 egg in each of 4 small bowls. 
  2. Add 1 tsp water and a few drops different food colorings to each; beat lightly. 

*These are perfect recipes to let your ghouls and goblins help in the kitchen.  Remember to allow them to do only what is age appropriate.  Also, you can emphasize measurements, making math/science fun.

*With these recipes or with any, experiment with ingredients, and seasonings to make each one special for your family!

Source: Favorite brand name: 3 books in 1 cookbook;  with additions from Reneca

Have a wonderful day!  Come check us out tomorrow to see whats going on in Kalisha’s world.

Reneca and Kalisha

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