Good Eats on Ghost Day
Your Halloween party has a killer soundtrack, all the makings for your favorite fairy punch, and it goes without saying that your costume is absolutely amazing and you look gorgeous. Then you realize–-no snacks! Every party calls for food to nibble on; even pixie princesses and frog princes need to eat. Here's Quail Bell to the rescue, with some tasty treats to serve up to your party guests.
- 2 kiwis
- 1 cup of limeade, preferable without added color
- Honey to taste (tablespoon or so)
- Eight 3-oz. paper or plastic cups (think Dixie waxed paper cups)
- Popsicle sticks
- Cut one of the kiwis up into chunks and blend the fruit, limeade and honey together until the mixture is mostly smooth.
- Slice the second kiwi into eight thin pieces and press into the bottoms of the cups and pour the blended mixture into cups (about halfway).
- Place the cups into a baking dish and cover with foil. Insert the popsicle sticks through the foil and into the cups and freeze for at least 4 hours.
- When ready to eat the pops, briefly dip the bottoms of the cups into warm water to release.
Bat Wings (Serves 8-10 as appetizer)
- 20 large whole chicken wings with tips
- 1 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup black bean sauce
- 1 teaspoon black paste food coloring
- In a bowl, mix soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar, black bean sauce and food coloring. Set 1/3 of this mixture aside.
- Put the wings into a large resealable bag and pour the mixture over the wings and shake the bag until the wings are well-coated. Let marinate for at least 2 hours, or even overnight, in the fridge, turning every so often to coat.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper to protect your cookware from stains.
- Remove the wings from the marinade and shake off the excess, placing the wings in an even layer on the baking sheets, with the wings extended.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, brushing with the reserve mixture every 10 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.
And for the utterly depraved, The Kitty Litter Cake
- 1 German chocolate cake mix
- 1 to 2 white cake mixes depending on the size of the cat box
- 2 packages of instant vanilla pudding mix
- 1 package vanilla sandwich cookies
- Green food coloring
- 1 package of 4-inch Tootsie Rolls
- 1 small litter box & litter box scoop
- Enough booze at your party to make people want to eat this cake
- Prepare your cake mixes and bake according to the directions and mix your pudding according to the directions and let chill until ready to assemble.
- Crumble the sandwich cookies into realistically sized litter pieces and set aside 1/4 of a cup, adding 3 drops of green food coloring to the batch set aside.
- When the cakes have cooled to room temperature, crumble into a large bowl and add half the remaining cookie crumbs and about half of the pudding to make the cake moist, not soggy. Put this cake, cookie and pudding mixture into the NEW cat box.
- Doing just a few at a time, place the Tootsie Rolls into the microwave and heat until soft (20-25 seconds) and shape until they are more curved and the ends a bit more tapered. (You see where I'm going with this--make the Tootsie Rolls look like cat poop.)
- Bury half of the Tootsie Rolls into the cake and then sprinkle with the green cookie crumbs.
- Heat 3 or 4 Tootsie Rolls in the microwave until they're close to melted, and scrape them on top of the cake in a really artistic way, and sprinkle lightly with the green cookie crumbs. Again, microwave and shape a few more Tootsie Rolls to really put this cake over the top and sprinkle with the remaining cookie crumbs.
- Serve with the litter box scoop to really seal the deal.