Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Halloween Party Preparations: Creepy Recipes and Playlists

Ellie and Kohlton headed up the school Halloween party on Friday. Everyone seemed to have a great time.
They had a potluck and a costume parade:

Ellie made some great food for the party, too:

Squirmy Wormy Jello Shots
Via: Writings from Mrs. Mommy

2 packs (3 oz)
Raspberry jello 1 pkg unflavored gelatin (for extra firmness)
3/4 cup whipping cream
21/2 cups boiling water
1 /2 cup vodka
15 drops green food coloring
100 flexible straws (or enough to fill your container)
Tall container (1 quart or 1 liter carton of milk)

Combine gelatin in bowl and add boiling water.
Let it cool to lukewarm and then add the vodka, whipping cream and 15 drops green food coloring.
Gather your straws (don’t forget to flex them out) and put them in the container. It’s important that the straws have a tight fit so the jello stays in the straws. For this reason, a 1 liter carton may be better; you will probably get longer worms since there is a tighter fit. If you have a bigger container, a rubber band around the straws is helpful. Or you could just add more straws to fill the container.
Add the gelatin mixture to the straw-filled container and let it set until firm.

Jello Brain
- Ellie's Recipe

1 Black Cherry Jello (reg. size) + water as per the instruction
3 TBL. Heavy Cream
5-8 drops of Green Food coloring

Before each use, wash the mold with warm soapy water and a soft cloth or sponge.
Spray or smear the inside of the mold with a small amount of vegetable oil, then wipe out the excess.
Put the gelatin mix in a large bowl and add the boiling water.
Stir about two minutes until the mix is dissolved.
Stir in the cold water.
Stir in the heavy cream and food coloring.(Adjust coloring until it is the perfect pinkish-gray and stir.)
Pour the mixture in the brain mold, stopping about 1/4 inch from the top.
Place the brain mold in a shallow bowl so it will sit level, and refrigerate overnight.
To remove the brain, shake the mold gently until the gelatin loosens.
Place a flat plate upside down over the open side of the mold, then flip the mold and the plate together.
Lift the mold off, leaving the brain on
the plate.
Shrunken Head Cider
via: Martha Stewart

2 cups lemon juice
2 tablespoons coarse salt
8 large Granny Smith apples
32 whole cloves
2 gallons apple cider
2 (12-ounce) cans frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
2 cups spiced rum (optional)

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. In a medium bowl, mix together lemon juice and salt; set aside.
Peel apples and cut each in half through the stem; remove seeds and core. Using a sharp paring knife, carve a face, as desired, on the rounded side of each apple half. Place apples in lemon mixture for one minute; transfer to paper towels to drain.
Place apples, face-side up on prepared baking sheet and transfer to oven. Let bake until apples are dry and begin to brown around the edges, about 90 minutes. Remove apples from baking sheets and press cloves into the "eye" sockets.
Combine cider, lemonade, and rum (if using) in a large punchbowl; float shrunken heads on top.
Here are a few of the other fun food items from the party:

A few fun Halloween Playlists:
Halloween Music by Tammy Welshon on Grooveshark And another one: Halloween (Jazz, mostly) by Tammy Welshon on Grooveshark

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