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Ghost, goblins, witches – it’s Halloween

We are in to the best part of the year, the holidays. Don’t you just love Halloween?  It is so much fun to see all the great costumes the little kids wear, and the big kids also. But we must have some good food for that Halloween party. So try these recipes if you dare. – Pat

Worms on a bun

Hot dogs

Hamburger buns

Ketchup 

Cut each hot dog in half length ways, cut each half into 3 strips. Boil or microwave until slices curl like wiggly worms. Serve on hamburger buns with squiggles of ketchup.

 

Spooky witches fingers

1 tube sugar cookie dough

½ – ¾ cup whole almonds

Take slices of dough, roll into shape of logs. Press one almond into one end of each cookie for fingernail. Squeeze cookie near the tip and again near the center of each, to give the impression of knuckles. You can also cut into dough with a sharp knife at the same points to help give a more finger-like appearance. Arrange on cookie sheet. Bake in preheated oven per package direction.

 

Frozen hand

1 latex glove

Fill glove with water, use a rubber band to close opening.  Freeze for 24 hours.  Dip frozen hand briefly in warm water, and then peel off glove. Float hand in punch.

 

Black Halloween punch

1 envelope of unsweetened grape Kool-Aid

1 envelope of unsweetened orange Kool-Aid

2 cups sugar

3 quarts of cold water

1 liter of ginger ale

Stir together grape, orange Kool-Aid, sugar, and water until solids are dissolved. Combine with chilled ginger ale just before serving.  Place a frozen hand in punch for special effects.

 

Bloodshot peanut butter eyeballs

½ cup peanut butter

1 cup powdered sugar

8 ounces vanilla white candy coating 

Stir together peanut butter and powdered sugar, stirring until well combined. Shape into 1-inch balls; place on waxed paper until dry. Melt candy coating in a heavy saucepan; stirring over low heat until smooth. Cool slightly. Dip balls, one at a time, into coating. Place on waxed paper; let stand until coating is firm. Using a small paintbrush, paint red food coloring on the coated peanut butter balls to look like veins. And pipe on small dots of black icing for pupils.

 

FOOD FACTS

• Bread pans should never be scoured to a shiny glean. Bread bakes better in a dull pan.

• Beverages that contain caffeine may cause your skin to become dehydrated and promote premature aging.

 

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