Sorry about the loser-esque title, but I really love Halloween. It is a time to let inhibitions melt off our bones, and leave us as hedonistic skeletons, running around in search of candy, booze, and sleazy outfits. Halloween allows people to step out of their normal comfort zones, and REALLY have a good time and show their true selves. Basically, people can take off their masks by wearing… masks.
So, in honor of All Hallows Eve, here are some cool and easy ideas for your Halloween party.
Meat heads come to us from Emergencyfan2000 on Flikr. She does some rad photos with zombies and Halloween food collections. She used a Styrofoam skull and covers it with meat (sliced ham). Olives for eyeballs, and POOF, one of the BEST Halloween food ideas I have ever seen. She does mention to have the ham sliced thin (not too thin!) and marbled gives a better look. Above is the original Meat head, below Conjoined meatheads! Find her “Best of Halloween food” here.
Here are some variations via bacontimewiththehungryhypo.
Shrunken Head Punch
Apple Heads: In large bowl, stir together 1 cup (250 mL) water, lemon juice and salt until salt is dissolved.
Peel apples. Cut in half lengthwise; trim off stem. Using melon baller or small spoon, core and seed. Turn apples in lemon mixture to coat.
With small sharp-tipped knife or pumpkin carver, carve out eye sockets, nose, mouth and ears from curved side. Return to lemon mixture, turning to coat. Let stand for 20 minutes or for up to 1 hour.
Drain apples and pat dry; arrange, carved side up, on rack in shallow roasting pan or rimmed baking sheet. Bake in 250°F (120°C) oven until beginning to shrink and edges are lightly browned, 2 to 3 hours. Let cool on rack. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in paper towel–lined airtight container for up to 24 hours.)
Eyeball subs are cool if you have some time to dish them on the fly. Basically, you make your meatballs (I’m assuming you can make meatballs). You could use beef, but I would try turkey, as you will get a better color and it is… ahem… healthier. Use sliced olives for the pupils. Put some tomato sauce on a roll and push in the meatballs.
There are a TON of recipes you can do for Halloween, many are really cool and would take two days to make. I hope this quick and easy recipes won’t eat into your Trick or Treating time. Have fun, be safe, Happy Halloween everybody!