Last year my sister and mother went above and beyond what we normally do for halloween. The holiday fell on a Saturday, which meant we had a whole day to take in everything Halloween has to offer. Did we consume copious amounts of candy? Yup! Did they dress up? Yes, they did. Did I? Nope, not at all, I sorta hate wearing costumes. But to avoid being a Halloween Scrooge I definitely embraced the spirit of the season as I became a mad scientist in the kitchen. With the help of my assistants (Mom and Sister) we turned normal healthy-ish food into gross yet still edible food. Naturally some turned out better than others but they still managed to freak out our family. #missionaccomplishedHere are the 5 completely gross yet edible halloween menu ideas we came up with to freak out our family.
- Green Eggs and Ham (Kale Infused Eggs, with Pan fried Ham)
We started the day off proper with the help of the Dr. himself, Green Eggs and Ham. This idea just made sense to us because we had an over abundance of kale in our garden last year. We looked for way to put kale in everything! My Mom even put kale in chocolate cake, which by the way was a big hit! Further, we knew what this day was going to hold and we were trying to sneak in everything that is healthy and good on this green earth to compensate for the bad decisions we were inevitably going to make. Further, my nieces and nephews loved seeing an actual plate of green eggs and ham. I secretly loved it to!
2. Snot Slime Smoothies (Pineapple, Banana, and Kale)
Accompanying the ghoulish green eggs was a snot slime smoothie. Again, kale. Kale in everything we said! It’ll be great, we said! Honestly, it was. We made a delicious green smoothie with Pineapple, banana, yogurt and Kale. I was a bit surprised that none of my nieces and nephews turned their noses up at this one, mostly because of children's aversion to all edible green things. But they didn’t, and they drank these slime buckets with great delight.
3. Eye Ball Juice (Frozen Grapes with Raisins)
For most american children the idea of eating eyeballs is completely disgusting. Heck, for most North Americans it’s disgusting, but for many parts of the world, it’s just another part of their diet. So these didn’t turn out the way we wanted them to, but if you use your imagination a little bit, the idea of drinking eye juice and eyeballs will be enough to start the gag reflux. I’m starting now actually. Let’s move on.
4. Brain Mousse with Green Puss (Molasses Chew Mousse with Green Whipped Cream)
When I was a child I was always super disappointed when I got Halloween kisses. You know the ones, wrapped in orange, white, and black wrappers with bats on them, Molasses chews. I hated them as a kid, but I started to crave them last year, so when I saw them available in stores I bought an over abundance of them… Like, I still have some from last year… Why don’t I throw them out? Anyway, I thought that it would be cool to transform those chewy little gems into a light mousse for dessert. It worked and it looked great… not disgusting at all.
5. Lady Fingers With a Side of Worms(Breakfast Sausages with Almonds and Spaetzle)
Dinner was my favourite meal. It was super disgusting. You know you’ve struck gold when you disgust even yourself. Although I knew what these things were made off, I didn’t even want to eat them because they really did look like fingers. For the worms we simply made spaetzle, doused it in butter. I’m proud to say that we all struggled to eat this dish, but because of that it was definitely the most fun we had around the dinner table that day. And really that’s what Halloween is all about anyway.
With a little creativity you can also make gross yet edible halloween that I’m sure will freak out your family!
Have you made anything for Halloween that has completely freaked your family out? Anything that they wouldn’t even try, even though it was super tasty?
Happy Halloween everyone!