I think you should be able to use food to celebrate things. I think you should be allowed to play with your food. I think there’s no better holiday for that than Halloween. That said, here are some Halloween foods for you to try (links to the recipes below the photos).
Ok, ok, the longer story behind this is that last Halloween I was pregnant. I hadn’t been nesting like everyone said I would- I wasn’t cleaning more, I wasn’t decorating the baby’s room (we’re Jewish, we don’t tempt fate like that), I wasn’t knitting or sewing or anything domestic. But I was cooking. And I decided that what I HAD to do was make a Halloween meal. I searched epicurious.com and other sites to find the best Halloween-themed food I could. I was determined to have an actual meal- veggie, protein, starch, dessert. This is what we had. (To be honest, I can’t wait for the baby to be old enough to appreciate stuff like this!!!)
EyeBall Cupcakes here. Full disclosure? I used both boxed cake mix and canned frosting for these- I was in it for the decorating, not the baking. They were fabulous. Really.
Ghostly Potatos here. I couldn’t get over how cute these guys were. I almost didn’t want to eat them. But, then again, they were potatos and my love for mashed potatos is well documented here and elsewhere. In the end, they were dinner. But I did feel a little badly about it. The perils of making cute food!
Green Gruel here. Note: for this one the recipe suggests hard-boiled eggs for the eyes. I thought the idea of an egg with broccoli was revolting and instead used fresh mozzerella, which was far more appealing to me.
Start planning your Halloween meal now!!!