Friday, October 30, 2009

RecipeReplica: Ghoulish Halloween Treats

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Firstly, let me start off by saying that these lovely and healthy recipe ideas were replicated from Disney's FamilyFun Website but some ingredients have been changed. I want to make these for the Halloween Night, so I did a dry run today. I just picked 4 of the 15 hauntingly healthy recipe ideas. They are awesome!Do try it out. And, HappyNSafe Halloween to my fellow bloggers and loyal followers. Read about "Halloween History" here.

Wicked Witch of the East(is a character in the fictional Land of Oz created by American author L. Frank Baum in his classic books. She rules the Munchkin Country)
  • Ice Cream Cone - 1, for hat cone
  • Chocolate chip cookie - 1, for hat rim
  • Pear - 1, halved
  • Thin Apple Wedge - 1, bottom flattened, for mouth
  • Thin Pear Wedge - 1, bottom flattened, for nose
  • Carrot - 1/2, shaved using the peeler, for hair
  • Raisins - 2, for eyes
  • Chocolate Chip - 1, for the wart
  • Swiss Cheese softened - 1 tbsp, for binding facial parts to the pear
  • On a flat work surface, place a halved pear.
  • Glue the raisins on the pear using a bit of Swiss Cheese as a glue.Do the same for wart, nose and mouth.
  • Arrange the carrot shavings around the top end of the pear for the hair.
  • Cut the chocolate chip cookie into 3/4 and 1/4 pieces. Stick the flat end of the bigger piece to the work surface on top of the pear using some cheese.
  • Perch the cone on top of the hat rim gluing it the surface with leftover cheese.Done!
Monster Mouth: It looks like these monsters have poor dental hygiene. They seem to be missing a lot of teeth. Is that a cavity that I see in the mouth of that left-monster??

  • Apple - 1/2, cut into 2 wedges,makes 2 mouth
  • Pear or Green Apple - 1/2, cut into 2 wedges,makes 2 mouth
  • Slivered Almonds with jagged ends - a handful, for teeth
  • Fruit Jerky - for tongue
  • Using a sharp paring knife carve mouth-like cavity inside the wedges.
  • Insert the slivered almonds both in the upper and lower gumline.
  • Carve a U or strips from the fruit jerky to make a tongue or forked-tongue.
  • Stick it inside the cavity taking care not to disturb the teeth. Done!
Finger Chip:
Prepared Guacamole is used as a dip

  • Guacamole - 1 cup
  • Cucumber - 1/2, cut into 4mm thick chips
  • Carrot - 5, the tapering ends only
  • Almonds -5, sliced bits
  • Swiss Cheese - 1/2 tsp, for gluing almonds to nail beds
  • Spoon the Guacamole into a serving bowl.
  • Arrange the cucumber chips by the rim pushing them partly into the dip.
  • Using a paring knife cut the tapering end at an angle for making nail beds.
  • Using cheese as a glue, stick the sliced almonds on the nail beds and dunk the fingers inside the dip.
Bloody Eyeball Soup:

  • Egg - 1/2 of Boiled Egg
  • Fruit Jerky Bits or Olive Slice- For Eyeball
  • Tomato Ketchup - 2 tbsp, for soup
  • Swiss Cheese - pea-sized for gluing the eyeball to the the eye.
  • Pour the ketchup into a bowl.
  • Sit the egg in the center of the ketchup.
  • Using the cheese as a glue stick the olive or the jerky bits right at the apex of the eye.Done!
PS: I am taking my toddler to a Jack O'Lantern Festival in NewYork on Halloween/All Hallow's Eve. Will post pictures the day after.

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