Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween Spider Eggs + Mummy Dogs

We had some fun Halloween-themed food last night for dinner.  I saw these deviled eggs online recently and they were easy enough to make quickly from things I already had in the house.  Just make your fave deviled egg recipe and chop up a can of olives to resemble spider bodies and legs. 

To make deviled eggs, you take hard-boiled eggs and slice them in half.  Mash the yolk together with mayo, mustard, salt and pepper, and whatever herbs/spices you want.  I used a bit of smoked paprika this time.  Use all the ingredients to taste. 
We also had the Mummy Dogs I've seen all over the internet for the last few years.  Sadly, these were not a hit with the kids.  None of my kids like hot dogs.  One of my boys used to love them, but won't eat them anymore.  So, not all of these got eaten, but it wasn't the poor mummy dogs' fault.  I really wanted to make them and now it's out of my system.  :) 
Spider Deviled Eggs
idea from Apron Strings

deviled eggs- your fave recipe
1 can black olives

1.  Prepare deviled eggs and set on a platter.  For spider bodies, cut olives in half and stick in the middle of deviled eggs (use large or bigger olives).  For legs, cut in half and then cut thin strips, tapering at the end.  Place 4 legs on each side of spider's body. 

Mummy Dogs
adapted from My Recipes

1 1-oz. tube refrigerated bread stick dough
8-12  hot dogs
mustard for garnish
 
1.  Separate dough into strips and flatter strips slightly. Wrap one strip of dough around each hot dog, leaving 1/2 inch uncovered for face. Arrange on a lightly greased baking sheet.
 
2.  Bake at 350° for 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden. Dot mustard on hot dogs with a toothpick to form eyes, if desired. 
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