Today is the day, Halloween has arrived at last! Are you sick of it yet? I hope not, because I have more Halloween fun to share with you in today’s post!
Yesterday we carved our pumpkins, so we did some early celebrating while we were at it. I made Small Child a fun Halloween muffin tin meal for lunch (it’s ages since I made a muffin tin meal!) and the whole family a fun Halloween dinner.
In his muffin tin meal Small Child had some German sausage slices, rolled and secured with spider rings, an English muffin, cut into quarters and decorated with edible pen and witches hat picks, and sliced purple carrot disks. The meal was served up in a pumpkin shaped silicone muffin tin, with fun Halloween treat pots on the side, which held fresh sliced apple and a sliced plum. He also had a tub of yoghurt (not shown).
For dinner, I made sweet potato pumpkin faces, inspired by this awesome recipe from Apron Strings. As soon as I saw this recipe, I just knew I had to try it! I peeled a couple of sweet potatoes, chopped them into slices about 1cm thick and cut pumpkin style faces into them with a small sharp paring knife. The smaller disks from the ends I just left plain.
I baked them in the oven at around 200°C (400°F/gas mark 6) for around 25 minutes, turning half way through. I served them up with ‘witches fingers’ (sausages) and ‘frogs brains’ (broccoli). I also added little leaf picks to the pumpkins to decorate. Small Child was absolutely delighted with his dinner – especially as he usually has ‘normal’ food at dinner time. We adults enjoyed them too, they were really delicious. I’ll definitely be making them again, with or without the faces!
I hope that you have a happy and safe Halloween. We’re off out to try trick or treating for the first time ever later, I’m not sure who is more excited – me or Small Child!