Are you a Halloween fan? We love it here! It’s so much fun to get dressed up and take on another character for a little while, isn’t it? We have a lot of traditions in our home – playing creepy music while we hand out treats to the neighbourhood kids, making special treats to give out to the ones we know, decorating the house inside and out,
And one of our special Halloween traditions is to have some themed foods – it used to be just on that night before we went out trick-or-treating but since then we’ve actually done it for a whole week leading up to it! It always reminds us of Grizelda the Ghastly Gourmet and the silly spooky recipes she would come up with on a favourite childhood shows, The Hilarious House of Frightenstein. Both my daughter and I grew up watching it!
One of our new favourites is this Mummy Meatloaf recipe. It sort of tastes like a combination of meatloaf and spaghetti and meatballs. SO YUMMY! Here’s how to make it:
1) Cut some pieces of onion to resemble teeth. When forming the meatloaf, create a mouth shaped indentation and firmly stick the teeth in place. As you add the pasta “bandages”, be sure to allow some of the teeth to show through.
2) Substitute ketchup for marinara sauce and add a little brown sugar to the mix. Reduce or eliminate some of the Italian type seasonings. Use strips of bacon in place of the pasta to make it look more like a zombie than a mummy.
Do you make special Halloween meals or treats too? Stick around all month long as I share some of Grizelda’s favourites! Link up yours in the comments below.