I love Halloween! This year we are renting a house (rather than an apartment) and were really looking forward to having some trick-or-treaters. We bought candy, we got mildly dressed up (even our dog, Nigel, had his Killer Whale costume on!) and we turned on all our Halloween lights aaaaaannnnd...... we had two trick-or-treaters. Just two! The night was still a good one though! We watched "Young Frankenstein" while we made ourselves a spooky dinner.
I like to make a creepy themed foods for Halloween night. Last year, I made meatloaf in the shape of a hand. This year my inspiration came from Pinterest and was a picture of a meatball shaped as a cute little mouse! The recipe wasn't included with the picture, so I filled in the blanks. The spaghetti and meatball recipe I used is one of my favorite recipes from the Barefoot Contessa's "Family Style" cookbook with a couple small adjustments. Then, once the meatballs were done cooking, I just added a couple extras and I had some adorable mice! Since everyday isn't Halloween and mice meatballs aren't entirely appropriate year round, I made a couple of mice meatballs and the rest regular meatballs so I could use them for work lunches. I hope you enjoy this creepy dinner and Happy Halloween!
one year ago: Pumpkin Juice
two years ago: Peruvian Style Roasted Chicken
three years ago: Tomato Focaccia