I know it’s a few days early but this is my time of year. Today we are doing kid kood. My grand boys came for the weekend, so what better reason would I need to make Halloween Kid Food? So this is NOT a recipe it’s a how-to. I have seen many different ideas about how to make spookie stuff for holiday parties, and I have wanted to make these in particular. So what we have, as you can see, are hotdog “fingers” and jack-o-lantern cheese sandwiches. They were surprisingly easy and quick to make.
Halloween Kid Food for Man Food Mondays
- 1 package of your choice of hotdogs
- 1 package of hotdog buns
- 1 red bell pepper
- 8 slices of bread (we used white wheat)
- 8 slices of Processed Cheese
- 2 tablespoons+ of butter melted
- For the fingers you will need to make shallow slices at points along the hot dogs that resemble the fold of your knuckles and make a slice that looks like a finger nail.
- Boil the hot dogs. As they cook, the slices will open up and make a more realistic looking knuckle.
- Wash the red bell pepper and slice it into pieces that are shaped like your finger nail and lay it on the end of the hot dog where you made the finger nail cut (you can remove some of the hot dog to accommodate the thickness of the bell pepper slice).
- Toast the buns if you want too or use fresh from the package buns, place your "finger" into the bun with the red bell pepper nail and add ketchup and mustard in a gory fashion...YUM
Jack-o-Lantern cheese sandwiches.
- Too make these you will take the 8 slices of bread and butter one side with the melted butter.
- Place the buttered side down and place in the oven set at 400° Keep an eye on the slices and as they start to turn golden take them out.
- Use 4 of the slices flip them over exposing the buttered side and place 2 slices of the processed cheese on them.
- Take the remaining 4 Slices and, using a sharp knife, cut Jack o Lantern faces on them. Be creative but make sure you leave enough bread on them to hold the melted cheese in place. Place the buttered side of the "face onto the Cheese and return to the oven for about 6 to10 minutes, again watch the bread so that it does not burn.
- Once the cheese is melted remove and serve.
There you have it. Quick, easy and spookie what better thing to give the kids for a quick Halloween dinner before you send them out to gather their candy. This can be a great Halloween party dinner also. We served these with Chicken soup for the kids and a good Tomato Bisque for us adults.
I hope you have a great week and check back next Monday to see what we come up with here in the Hinterlands.