Spooky Fun for Halloween

Spooky Fun for Halloween

Posted by Jill - Vintage Oak on Oct 31st 2017

Halloween and the upcoming holidays are a fun time to get together as a family. If you love the holiday family party scene, here are some fun, spooky ideas for a Halloween themed meal. When our family get's together, we like to do it around a large table that can seat us all, like this "Holiday-sized" table. 

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Happy Halloween!

Each year we like to get together and eat something "gruesome"for Halloween. We have an egg-allergy so I have included an egg-free meatball recipe that I tried out below. We also had some adorable Witch Hat cookies from Kimmy's Cookies, a local bakery, that were delicious and adorable! As a cookie lover, I am a big fan! 

 Witch Hat Cookie  Spaghetti and Eye Balls  

Witch Hat Cookie, Spaghetti and Eye Balls, Mummy Garlic Bread, Monster-brain Meatballs (egg-free)

As a disclaimer, I feel like I need to explain that I was going for a Jack Sparrow Pirate look. Much of my costume is not visible, except for the lovely lace sleeves, and the "X-marks the spot" scar next to my eye. 

Mummy Garlic bread   Egg-free Italian Meat Balls witch-hat-cookie.jpgHoliday sized table

Recipe for Egg-free Italian Meatballs:

2 Lbs Ground-beef

1 1/3 c. Oatmeal

1 onion, chopped

3/4 c. applesauce

2 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp dried basil

1 tsp ground fennel seed

2 tsp garlic powder

2 tsp onion powder

1 tsp paprika

1/4 tsp crushed red-pepper flakes

1 tsp brown sugar

1 tsp black pepper

2 tsp salt

Mix all the ingredients together and roll into meatballs. I baked these meatballs in my Nu-Wave oven so all the fat dripped off them. They were oversized in an attempt to make them look like "brains" so I cooked them 7 minutes on each side (total of 14 minutes) as instructed for my Nu-Wave oven, but if they were done "regular sized" (like 1 1/2" diameter) and in a regular oven, you could bake them on a cookie sheet at 375 degrees for 20- 30 minutes or until they are done. I basted them in spaghetti sauce for the last 5 minutes of baking in the oven and poured extra sauce in the serving dish. 

The family loved these meatballs, and you could not tell there were no eggs. Halloween win!