What is the FooDoo that you VooDoo?
We love this holiday. The decorations and the kids all dressed up, ready to Trick-or-Treat. Food to eat. Pumpkins to carve and light and a Halloween movie to watch later that night.
Planning a Special Spoooooky Meal does take time and we would like to share the food we made several years back. Here are some ideas for a simple and inexpensive menu. Like Dirt Pie with Worms….Mummy Dogs and/or Spiders, Hamburger Jack-O-Lanterns, Pumpkin with Vomit Dip and Veggie Skeleton, Witches Broomsticks.
Apple Big Mouths, Ghostbusters Green-Slimed Popcorn (to watch with all our favorite Ghostbusters!) will be shown before the movie!
Dirt Pie with Worms:(So easy and tasty)
*One Package Oreos,blend to a fine dirt look in your blender,Ninja,or Shark*
* One Large Box Instant or Cook Chocolate Pudding*
*One 8 ounce Cream Cheese Softened*
*Two Tablespoons Butter*
*One 16 ounce Cool Whip Slightly Softened*
*Worms (ok Gummy Worms:)*
*You will take your Cream Cheese and two tablespoons of butter and using your mixer, cream together the two*
*Add in your pudding,mixing well*
*Then using a wooden spoon, blend in your Cool Whip*
*Now you can take a pretty glass bowl or dish and begin to layer, using first the dirt,then the creamy mixture of pudding, cream cheese, butter, and cool whip*
*Continue layering until you reach the top and lay worms around and stick some part of the way in to the dirt to look they are crawling out!*
*Mummy Dogs and Spiders*
*Two Packages of your favorite Hot Dogs, Sausages, and/or Brats*
*Two Rolls of Grands Biscuits*
*Turn your Oven to the setting for the Biscuits*
*Spray your Pan to Place the Dogs and Spiders on*
*Taking a Sharp Knife, decide where the Mummy’s Arms and Legs should be and Slice and if making Spiders, leave a nice size middle section and slice three to four legs on each end of the dog*
* Slice your biscuits or pull pieces apart to begin wrapping your dogs to make them resemble a Mummy*
*Bake according to the time allotted for the biscuits or to a Golden Brown*
*Serve hot and with Mustard, Ketchup, Relish*
*We use three pounds of Ground Chuck (Sorry Chuck:)*
*Form our Patties, Placing them in a Hot Skillet*
*Brown on One side, then flip over*
*Add a Dash of Liquid Smoke and Season Salt*
*Cook to Medium or Medium Well*
*Take Cheese Singles and with a Sharp Knife Cut out a Jack-o-Lantern Design*
* Lay on a Draining Tray and Place Your Cheese Single Cut-Out on top to Melt*
*Pumpkin with Vomit Dip and Veggie Skeleton*
*Use a Small, Medium, Or Large Pumpkin and Carve a Spooky Face,Eyes Squinty with a Wide Oval Mouth*
*16 Ounce Sour Cream* *Vegetable Dip Mix because this has Chunks of Veggies to make it look, well, Sick* *Blend Together and Refrigerate till needed*
*Cut up Broccoli, Celery, Cucumbers* (Or Really any Veggies you want) And have fun Constructing a Skull Face* *Have Fun, you can not go wrong*
*Present your Pumpkin on your Halloween Table with Vomit Oozing from or in front of the Open Mouth and the Skull Veggie Face close by*
*All you need are Reese’s Mini-Cups from your Grocery Aisle*
*One Bag of Pretzel Sticks*
*Turn over the Mini-Cups and Push a Pretzel Stick in the bottom of the cup*
*The Sweet and Salty are great little Treats*
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Here is a list of some of our favorite Halloween movies that we started watching early in October and right up to the night of October 31st:
The Addams Family, & Addams Family Values
The Wizard of OZ
The Nightmare Before Christmas
All of The Harry Potter Movies that were out
It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
Ghostbusters, & Ghostbusters II
And this years 2016 Ghostbusters starring Melissa Mccarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones to add to our list!
Beetlejuice (Only say it one time) heehee
The Adventures of Ichabod & Mr. Toad
We feel an eerie evening approaching so put on your witches hats and lock up your cat tonight is Halloween.
Beware:Vintage Pics 🙂 We were probably about 35 years young!
We are “frightfully” excited! We have been going through at least a thousand family photos. Looking at all the “spooky” parties we threw, the costumes we made up, decorating we did, and family and friends we had.
We love that our grown kids still are excited to carry on the tradition of dressing up also.
Such great times and heart warming memories.
Here we are, a crazy bunch in the early 2000’s ripping the guts out of our pumpkins. We went as a family to the pumpkin patch, picked our own pumpkin, drew what we wanted carved on them, took out the seeds, and seasoned them for baking.
To Bake Pumpkin Seeds:
.Clean the gooey guts off as best as you can.
.Wash in cold water in a strainer and shake to dry.
.Place them in a glass bowl. Why glass? Because the kids like to see the seasoning coating the seeds as they stir them.
.Add in enough Olive Oil to evenly coat them.
.Then mix enough garlic powder and season salt to cover your seeds. Be creative with the spices, making the seeds sweet, salty, or spicy.
.Spread them evenly on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven on 3oo degrees, stirring them occasionally so they do not stick.
.Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
Our kids chose their costumes from the Halloween Store, or they had fun helping each other design their own costume. Pictured here is our four kids and two of their very best friends.
One year I dressed as a French Maid and my best friend was a Genie!
The year before we created my costume and sprayed my hair. I was Morticia Addams. I was even carrying a rose stem, rose cut off of course.
We always played Creepy music, Michael Jackson-Thriller was a popular one. We also had a Halloween music CD and we would all dance around, laughing and singing.
What are your Halloween traditions? What are you looking forward to this year!!!
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