Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Halloween Party Appetizers

Well, it's my favorite time of the year and many of you are having Halloween Parties and I thought I would give you some great little party recipes to use. These are easy but you can use your artistic side to dress them up as something nasty.

These recipes were published in my first book on building haunted attraction called "The Complete Haunted House Book". These were all recipes we used for years in our Halloween parties my wife and I used to put on. We would spend a week or more decorating the house to make it look spooky and haunted, and people would spend the whole party in the kitchen. You will find these are not only tasty but some look creepy and disgusting. The first one is one of my favorites.

Maggot Infested, Death Eatin' a Cracker

On a serving plate, place two 8 oz. packages of cream cheese, cover this with a ½ pound of boiled baby shrimp, and top with a bottle of red cocktail sauce. This is nasty looking, but tastes great. Serve with any type of wheat or vegetable cracker. This is my niece Kim Turner’s recipe.

Socket Poppers

2 lb. pkg. frozen meatballs
12oz. can cream of mushroom soup
12oz. carton sour cream
1 tsp. dill weed

In a bowl, combine equal parts of sour cream, cream of mushroom soup with a dash of dill weed. Pour this over ready-cooked meatballs in a casserole dish. Place this in an oven to bake at 300˚. Serve with toothpicks. Slice olives crosswise and garnish to look like an iris.

Sleaze Dip with Torture-tillas

Melt a 1 lb. brick of Velveeta cheese and stir in a can of Ro-Tel, (spicy tomatoes and peppers) or a jar of hot salsa and keep warm in a crock-pot. Serve with tortilla chips. You can also add a can of bean-less chili to the melted cheese instead of Ro-Tel. Use a double boiler to avoid burning. A microwave can also be used, but watch it closely.

Dead Man's Fingers

frozen, jointed, chicken wings
bar-b-que sauce
garlic powder & black pepper

Dip frozen wings in Bar-B-Que sauce and put them on a rack in a 300˚ degree oven. A dash of garlic powder and black pepper top it off. You might need to baste these occasionally. Bake really well done and keep them warm in the oven. Serve with Bleu Cheese dressing. Buy a packet of toy rings in the party section of a discount store and slip them onto a few of the wings to enhance the finger effect.

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