I’ve been scouring the internet for recipes to serve at my Halloween party this weekend…Here are some of my finds!
I have always been a little annoyed with females who use Halloween as an excuse to dress inappropriately. I’m down for being a little risque, but there is a line. Last year I was in downtown Burlington, VT on Halloween weekend and I really wanted to shout out “Put some clothes on!” to some of the girls walking down the street in their itty-bitty “costumes” they were hardly wearing! There is also a time & a place…If you go out in public (versus a friend’s house party), it is also important to think about what you are wearing. For example, if you ran into one of your coworkers in the costume, will you be able to look him or her in the eye on Monday at the office? Just something to think about.
Little Red Riding Hood & Wolf
Dorothy & Tin Man/Lion/Scarecrow/Wizard
Safari Man/Woman & Exotic Animal
Old man & Old woman (or two old women)
Mr & Ms Potato Head
Thunder & Lightening
Shrek & Fiona
Flapper & Gangster
50’s sweetheart poodle skirt & ThunderBird Jacket
Mermaid & Pirate
Wall-E & Eve
Captain Planet & the Planeteers
Fruit of the Loom
Wizard of Oz group
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
I’ve recently been really wanting to try felting & these little felt sculptures make me want to try it even more!
If you haven’t noticed from my crazy 7 Layer Side, I get a kick out of layered dishes. My idea for a layered breakfast casserole came from my need to do something with leftovers & volia my 4 Layer Breakfast Casserole was created! It was delicious, easy & my family loved it. Note: I made this dish with mashed potatoes versus hash browns, so the slices would stay together & not crumble when scooped out.
Serving size: 9-12
Ingredients: 4 large Russet potatoes, milk, butter, cheddar cheese, dozen eggs, bacon (8 slices) (or sausage or ground meat), salt & pepper
Tools: masher, 2 large pots, 1 pan, 1 large bowl, cheese grater, casserole dish & large spoon.
Crack open & wisk a dozen eggs in a large bowl
In another large pot or large (deep) pan, scramble the eggs (butter bottom of pan first to avoid too much sticking) & add a little salt & pepper to taste
Tip: When I make this again, I think I’d rather use breakfast sausage patties versus turkey bacon. It was good, but I think it could have been better. I also will place some slices of tomato on the top, for added flavor!