Spooky Halloween Dinner
by Amy Hunt
Get more than just sugar into your little ghouls bellies on Halloween night. Start them out with a good meal that has a Halloween theme. You can turn may meals into a spooky dish. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
2 8-ounce cans white tuna, packed in water
3 tablespoons mayonnaise or plain yogurt
1 8-ounce can water chestnuts, sliced
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1 tablespoon honey mustard
20 slices wheat bread, crusts removed
Whipped cream cheese
Black olive slices for garnish
Mix the tuna, mayonnaise, water chestnuts, curry powder, and mustard in a medium bowl. Cut the bread slices with a cookie cutter in the shape of gingerbread men. Spread 10 slices with the tuna mixture and cover each with a second slice of bread. Now spread the top of each "spook" with cream cheese. Use two slices of olive to make eyes on each.
Yield: 10 sandwiches
1/2 pound (2 cups) cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1 cup flour
1 6 ounce bottle stuffed green olives
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Put shredded cheese and margarine into a food processor. Combine salt, paprika, and flour in separate bowl. Turn on food processor, and slowly add flour mixture. Stop processing as soon as ingredients are combined. Measure approximately one teaspoon of this mixture and form an "eyeball" around an olive. Turn the olive in the "eyeball" so that it is "staring" outward.
Line up the eyeballs on an un-greased cookie sheet. Bake in the oven for approximately 15 minutes. If you want to make these ahead of time, freeze them UNBAKED on the cookie sheet and transfer to a plastic bag when frozen. Then just thaw and bake when needed.