Dinner at our house on Halloween is always American Chop Suey. This started back when I was little. My mom made it for us because it was the one thing she knew we would all eat, no matter how anxious we were to get out and go trick or treating. Hannah has grown up having this for dinner on Halloween so we’re now second generation into this little tradition and I’m guessing she’ll continue it with her own family some day. It’s good stuff. And it’s not goulash, no matter what Norma says. Right, Sandy?
But anyway. The problem with this dinner is that I don’t get to have fun with a Halloween themed dinner. So, last Monday night at our weekly family dinner, I got a bit, errr, creative.
While the kids decorated cupcakes with seasonal sprinkles . . .
I made Witches Hands, Moldy Maggot Casserole, Booger Biscuits and Giants Toes.
Okay, it was really just oven baked chicken that I flattened and cut into “fingers,” a rice and spinach casserole, biscuits with sauteed scallions and then tinted with green food coloring, and baby carrots. The recipes came from here and I have to say that the rice was really really good.
It was delicious and fun and my family really got a kick out of it.
The pumpkintinis weren’t bad, either.