In case you didn’t notice, yesterday was Halloween! Unfortunately I was too busy making fun Halloween food and carving pumpkins etc to upload the photos and write this post, so here it is, a day late. Just when you thought you’d escaped Halloween for another year…
We had fun making Halloween food yesterday, I tried to get the children involved as much as possible, I think they enjoy making the food as much as eating it.
We started by making Halloween Ghosts. These were made by cutting bananas in half, popping a stick in each one and freezing for a couple of hours. Once they were frozen we took them out, dipped them in natural yoghurt and added a couple of chocolate chips for eyes, before freezing them again (on greaseproof paper to stop them sticking). I’ve seen them made with white chocolate, but decided to swap it for natural yoghurt to make them a little healthier.
For dinner I had a request for ‘pink soup’ so beetroot soup it was. (I have quite a variety of homemade vegetable soups frozen in individual portions; I find them very handy for a quick & healthy meal). To make the soup more fun I added a spider web of natural yoghurt, and a plastic spider to guard it. I found this tutorial very handy when trying to make the spiderweb; I used a plastic bag with a corner snipped off).
To go with the soup we had a go at making mummified sausage rolls (adapted from this recipe by BBC Good Food) with cheese eyes added, which I served up with blood sauce (also known as tomato ketchup!), a mini Babybel cheese with a star cut from the wax, and some carrot letters and shapes spelling out BOO. I was so pleased when Small Child read the word out wth no prompting, I’m amazed at how quickly he seems to be taking to reading. I also added a couple of spider rings to each plate to decorate.
They finished the meal with the banana ghosts we made earlier. Later on Small Child also made some monster rice crispy cakes, with dairy free dark chocolate so Daddy could eat them too. We used mini marshmallows for eyes, dotted with an edible marker pen.
Now I’ve had enough of Halloween, hopefully I’ll recover my enthusiasm just in time for next year!