If you are looking for spooky grapes to track your next fruit salad, or if you like spaghetti with a side dish of you want eyeballs, you are in the right place. We have put together a list of five everyday dishes that, with a little creativity, become a scary celebration.
One of the best parts of Halloween is the blood clotting buffets. People have discovered all sorts of ways to make their food a bit freaky and we could not be more enthusiastic. So we've put together a list of our five most popular ways to scare your dinner. Whether you serve it at a party or just want to scare your closest relative, we have many ideas for you.
Whole roasted cauliflower has become an everyday sight of vegan and vegetarian diets with the rise. It is also very stylish for Halloween. Look at a cauliflower and try to tell us that it does not look like a brain.
Fry your whole, cored cauliflower at 400 F to really make things crazy. This takes about an hour. Then freeze the roasted cauliflower with Tahini and drizzle with pomegranate molasses. If that does not look like blood and mind, we do not know what it does. Be sure to leave a chef's knife out for a really cruel set-up.
Spaghetti & Eyeballs
Forget the meatballs and make eyeballs instead. This is very easy to create. Just use your favorite recipe for spaghetti and meatballs. You can even use pre-made meatballs bought in the store ̵
To turn meatballs into eyeballs, you'll need mini mozzarella balls, sometimes sold as bocconcini, and sliced black olives. Make and cook your meatballs as you normally would. Then add a mozzarella ball on top of each meatballs during the last five minutes of cooking. This gives the mozzarella time to melt but not to brown so that it can form the whites of the eyes. Then simply squeeze a sliced olive into the melted cheese to create a pupil. Serve your eyeballs for a particularly scary scene with black pasta with squid ink.
Spooky Spider Pizzas
Do you want to make a pizza scary? Cut a few sliced olives into pieces. Use these little black pieces to create scary creepy-crawlies with eight legs and throw them on your pizza. Seriously, it's that easy.
Olive spiders are best for individual pizzas. English muffins work well here. Complete the look by forming a spider web under each olive spider with cheese.
Shrunken (apple) heads
Baked apples are a classic and easy to drop Halloween ready to make. You can use any baked apple recipe for this. The only change is to carve a face in the front of each apple before baking.
When the apples bake, they naturally shrink and produce your "shrunken heads." To really scare your friends, try putting a sweet and simple apple pudding over the top and be sure to let everyone know that it's brain goo.
Fatty Fruit Salad
We have all seen the carved melons that seem to concoct perfectly good fruit salad. That's one way to make a salad freaky, but it does require some legitimate carving skills. This is an easier way to prepare a scary side dish.
Cut your fruit salad as usual and prepare it. Then grab some candy eyes. If you put these eyes in random pieces of melon, you will immediately have a super freaky fruit salad. Use less familiar fruits to get things under control. Dragon fruit and lychee are especially scary salads if you find them.
Whether you're hosting a Halloween party or just wanting to scare children, it's really fun to make food freaky. So grab some candy eyes, cut a few olives into spiders and enjoy the many ways you can turn your everyday meals into a creepy feast!