It’s no secret I love to theme my meals. It’s truly the only time I really enjoy cooking. I wish I liked it more, especially now that my kids are getting older and don’t like the cutesy little meals I once relished in making.
October is a fun time to be in the kitchen. Every Halloween I challenge myself to make something that looks gross, but doesn’t taste that way. I have made “Feet-loaf” and Skull pizzas before, but where’s the challenge in that if I don’t change it up every year?! (There’s no real challenge, just the one in my head.)
Tonight we had our Sunday family dinner and a movie. I called the kids to come to the kitchen to “meat” the man we were having for dinner tonight. He did not disappoint! My teens may have rolled their eyes when they walked in, but they also had a grin on their face, so I consider that a win. While some families may not consider this “Sunday dinner appropriate”, it’s how we roll in this little circus I run.
I’d like to introduce you to Sunday night dinner. Normal, right?
This was really easy to pull off. We had this mask, but you can easily use a skeleton head too. I had picked up a flannel shirt with hoodie and black pants from the Goodwill, washed them and then traced where I needed to cut open.
You’ll also need:
- Dollar tree: Set of 5 aluminum tins ($1 for 5)- I got 2
- Dollar tree: Set of 2 Larger aluminum trays
- Bag of Chicken Wings
- Pork Riblets (already separated)
- Hot Italian Rope Sausage
- Cranberry sauce
I filled 4 small tins with chicken wings (made in the air fryer…we use https://amzn.to/2P4CkM5) , 2 large pans filled with ribs, and 2 small tins filled with baked beans.
By the neck, I placed a small tin of cranberry sauce and then put the platter of roped sausage below it. Because our friend was a vampire, I filled a cup of “blood” (otherwise known as cranberry juice).
The kids enjoyed their dinner and the visuals are definitely a show stopper if you’re having a Halloween party!
Tonight’s dinner was no trick, just all tr-eats. If you decide to make a meat platter person, I’d love to see your take on it!