Halloween Hors d’Oeuvres

Zoe, Anne, Renae, Lena, Kelly, Maude, and FoodMeOmaha (left to right).

On Sunday, October 27th, we had a Halloween-themed baby shower at Vala’s Pumpkin Patch for our dear friend Anne. In the Halloween-meets-baby-shower spirit, we celebrated with cute horror d’oeuvres to coo over!

Banana Ghosts and Clementine Pumpkins. Banana + three chocolate chips = ghost. Clementine + celery stick = pumpkin. Maude assembled these fun, super-easy, healthy treats. These Halloween treats are popular on Pinterest and blogs. For reference, I like One Little Project’s “Ghost Bananas and Pumpkin Clementines” blog post.

Deviled Egg Eyeballs. Deviled eggs + sliced black olive + red food coloring = bloodshot eyeballs. I made the Food Network’s Classic Deviled Eggs with the following additional steps:

Prior to putting the yolk mixture on the egg whites, add the bloodshot effect. I dipped the tip of a steak knife in red food coloring and lightly drew red squiggles on the egg whites. (Note other online recipes use a toothpick but I improvised since I did not have any.)

Use a piping bag to disperse the yoke mixture. This is much easier and less messy than using a spoon. Since I didn’t have a piping bag, I filled a plastic bag with the yolk mixture, cut the corner with scissors, and then neatly piped the yolk mixture on the egg whites. I learned this trick from The Huffington’s Post article, “Deviled Egg Mistakes: How to Make Them and What to Avoid”.

Add the olive slice for the pupil. Then, enjoy the devilicious egg eyeballs!

I recommend serving the deviled egg eyeballs sooner then later since the bloodshot effect spreads and turns pink over time as seen in the comparison pictures above.

Pumpkin Puking Guacamole. Pumpkin + guacamole = pumpkin puking guacamole. I wanted it too look like a baby puking so I mimicked the pumpkin puking guacamole from ExtremePumpkins.com. I used a permanent marker for the eyes and nose for a quick and easy effect.

For the puke, I made three batches of Alton Brown’s guacamole recipe with some modifications. I did not use tomatoes and jalapenos; used red onion; and loaded up on the cilantro. The guacamole delivers in taste and does not brown due to the lime!

The pumpkin baby puking guacamole is a hit in both looks and taste!

This Halloween hors d’oeuvres post is dedicated to awesome parents-to-be Anne and Joe! FoodMeOmaha is looking forward to meeting little awesome junior to come!


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