Friday, October 29, 2010

Spooky Meatloaf

Make recipe for Meatloaf,

Press into shaped pan or mold using your art skills.

(I used the Wilton skeleton ice mold. If using an intricate and hand wash only pan, start by lining it with plastic wrap, then press the meat in firmly.  Once molded, remove meat, place on baking sheet, and of course, remove the plastic wrap. )

Make the sauce and set aside for garnish.

Bake meatloaf according to directions. Remove from oven and layer with slices of your favorite white cheese to resemble bandages. Place in the oven to soften the cheeses. I left this one in too long, and the bandages turned to an oozey goo. Still spooky!

Remove once cheese is melted and garnish with olives or cherry tomatoes for eyes.  Serve with Meatloaf Sauce on the side.

Here is a link to Family fun and their version, which has properly melted cheese!


Beat together in a large bowl:
2 eggs
3/4 cup milk
1 tsp salt
1 dash pepper
2/3 cup finely crushed saltines (I use 16 crackers)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 tsp rubbed sage

Add 1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef, mix in well. Shape into loaf and put in an ungreased shallow pan. (A large bread pan or 8 inch round pan works well)

Combine: 1/2 cup ketchup, 1/4 cup brown sugar, and 1/2 tsp worchestershire sauce.  Pour on top of loaf. Bake at 350 for 60-65 minutes, or until internal temperature of 165 degrees.

Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Slimey Bog Punch

I concocted this recipe using things I had in my pantry.

Dissolve 6 oz lime gelatin in 1 quart boiling water

Mix 5 cups cold water and 3 scoops (or 3/4 cup) orange drink mix (Tang)

Combine and add 4-6 liters of citrus or lemon lime soda. (Chill soda or serve over ice)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Black Lagoon Punch

This one came from AllRecipes it comes out brownish, but will look darker in a colored serving bowl. This one is particularly effective for showing off ice molds.

1 (.13 ounce) envelope unsweetened grape soft drink mix
1 (.13 ounce) envelope unsweetened orange soft drink mix
2 cups white sugar
3 quarts cold water
1 liter ginger ale