With just 2 weeks to go to the Halloween bank holiday weekend I thought I’d share a few party favourites food and drink recipes most are easy to make and will add to the “Spooky” theme depending on how much alcohol you put in and how bad your cooking is ha-ha!!
First up a few non-alcoholic Halloween themed cocktails, these could be great for a kids Halloween party…..or of course you could fire in some alcohol and serve them at an adult Halloween party!
“Eyeballs in a cocktail”
12 seedless green grapes
12 currants or raisins
1 litre cranberry & pomegranate juice
125g packet gummy mix
- To make the ice cubes – with a cocktail stick make the hole where the grape was attached to the stalk a little bigger.
- Press in a currant or raisin.
- Put one of these eyes into an ice cube square in a tray, pour water around and freeze – make more if you want your drinks colder and scarier!
- Divide the gummy’s between four glasses.
- Pour over the cranberry and pomegranate juice.
- Then serve topped with the eye ball ice cubes.
“The Spiders Web”
200g mandarin oranges
1 litre ginger beer
1 pack sour raspberry ropes
- Divide the mandarin oranges and juice between four glasses.
- Open up the packets of ropes and wrap them around the oranges in the glasses.
- Pour over the chilled ginger beer and serve.
Simple little treat for kids slice apples, a little peanut butter spread and mini marshmallows and you have yourself some “freaky smiles”!!!!
Next up some “Spooky Spaghetti” ……
4 mixed colour Peppers
20ml Olive Oil
150g Butternut Squash flesh
1 small Onion
1 x 400g tin Chopped Tomatoes with Herbs
1 Vegetable Stock Cube
200ml boiling Water
1 flat tsp Garlic Granules
Splash of Sunflower Oil
- Cut the tops off the peppers and carefully remove any pith and seeds from inside – keep the tops for use in a salad another day.
- With a small sharp knife, cut some faces into the sides of the peppers.
- Peel, halve and finely chop the onion.
- Wipe and finely chop the mushrooms.
- Finely chop the butternut squash.
- Sauté the onion in the olive oil in a large saucepan for about 5 minutes on a low light until softened but not brown. Add the mushrooms and the butternut squash and stir, cooking for another couple of minutes.
- Add the tinned tomatoes and the garlic granules.
- Dissolve the stock cube in the boiling water and add this to the pan.
- Bring to the boil and then simmer for 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti in some boiling salted water with a splash of sunflower oil until just tender – about 5 minutes.
- Add the spaghetti to the sauce and mix well.
- Carefully fill the pepper faces with the mix, allowing it to spill out of the eyes, mouth and nose – and ending up with a spaghetti hair do.
Or maybe some “Eyeballs” would be more to your taste……
1 pack Cocktail Vine Tomatoes
1 log Goats’ Cheese
150g Low-fat Garlic and Herb Cream Cheese
1 jar Black olives
½ tbsp. Pepper
- Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4.
- Halve the tomatoes and with a teaspoon, scoop out the middle and discard.
- Mix together the goats’ cheese, cream cheese and black pepper.
- Fill all the tomato halves with the cheese mix.
- Cut the olives in half into circles – not ovals.
- Put half an olive into the middle of each tomato.
- Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
Or Guacamole with a twist…..
Make up some punch and place in syringes as a shot for people at the party!
“Slim in a glass”
1 litre Lemonade
4 Kiwi Fruit
100ml White Rum
- Juice the limes and add to the lemonade.
- Halve the kiwis and scoop out the flesh. Blend the kiwi fruit and add to the lemonade.
- Add rum if desired.
And finally, below are available in Dealz now to get you in the Halloween mood….
Thanks, as always for reading,