Last night was clearly a successful evening…the children totally “high” on sugar!
We always have some friends and family join us for Trick-Or-Treat night, the dad’s get to herd the children along the route to candy paradise and the mom’s get to sit back and enjoy a libation 🙂 But, before the mom’s “checked out,” we had fun making some spooky nosh!
I found the recipe for Goulish Fingers from the Taste of Home Halloween Edition. We LOVED these salami and cream cheese roll-ups, although there were a few who removed the tomato fingernails. What is there not to love about a tomato???
Next up, “Bat” Wings
Deluxe Artichoke Dip
1 cup coarsely torn fresh Bread Crumbs (I just used Udi’s bread crumbs that I had pre-made and stored in my freezer)
1 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh Parsley (I just used dried and eyeballed the amount until it looked pretty but not overdone)
1 cup Hellmans/Best Mayonnaise
1 (8-ounce) container of Sour Cream (I used Kroger’s Reduced Fat Sour Cream)
1 can (14-ounces) Artichoke Hearts, drained and chopped
1 jar (12-ounces) Marinated Artichoke Hearts, drained and chopped
1 clove Garlic, finely minced
2 Tbs. Olive Oil
Preheat oven to 350° F
Combine bread crums, 1/4 cup cheese and parsley in small bowl; set aside.
Combine mayo, sour cream, remaining 3/4 cup cheese, artichokes and garlic in medium bowl. Evenly spread artichoke mixture in 9-inch pie plate; top with bread crumb mixture, then drizzle with olive oil.
Bake uncovered 35 minutes or until heated through. Serve with your favorite dippers (We used tortilla chips).
I made up a triple batch of Koolaid (I made Black Cherry favor, but any will do!)
Added a block of Dry Ice and voila!
We also roasted Hot Dogs over our fire pit… there is something very nostalgic for me to have the background aroma of a wood burning fire on Trick-or-Treat night! The kiddos went double duty tonight, for the first time they went out for 2 rounds of “begging.” I was really impressed with Sam, seeing that last year, when he still had his tonsils, he barely made it up the hill of our street, let alone go through 3 neighborhoods!
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