Saturday, October 22, 2011

A Fun Halloween Meal

Since my girls are to old for Trick-or-Treating I decided to do a fun dinner with a Halloween theme.  Here are some pictures from our dinner.
 I know it's not the healthiest meal ever but Halloween is about the treats, right?

 The menu was simple.  I made wraps using sun dried tomato tortillas, lunch meat, lettuce, cheese, and some ranch dressing.  For a veggie we had carrot sticks and for dessert we had Jack o' lantern sugar cookies, orange popcorn, and caramel apples.  In keeping with the orange theme we had orange soda to drink.

 It was lots of fun to do and the girls loved it.  Here is the recipe for the popcorn...

Fruity Popcorn

10 cups popped popcorn
Non stick cooking spray
1 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 - 3 oz. pkg. orange or lime flavored gelatin
3 Tablespoons water
1 Tablespoon light colored corn syrup

Discard unpopped kernels.  Spray a roasting pan with cooking spray.  Place the popcorn in the pan.  keep warm in 300 degree oven while making coating.

Butter the bottom and sides of a 2 quart saucepan.  In the pan combine butter, sugar, gelatin, water, and corn syrup.  Cook mixture over medium heat until boiling, stirring constantly.  Clip a candy thermometer to the side of the pan.  Continue cooking over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the thermometer registers 255 degrees (about 10 minutes).

Remove saucepan from the heat.  Pour mixture over popcorn.  Stir gently to coat.  Bake in 300 degree oven for 5 minutes.  Stir mixture.  Bake 5 minutes more.  Turn mixture onto a large piece of foil to cool.  When cool, break into pieces.  Store tightly covered in a cool, dry place up to 3 days.  Makes about 13 cups.

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  1. what a cute idea and everything looks yummy! My daughter is too old for trick or treating too, I may have to do this! :)

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  2. That looks like a fun meal that little ones would love!

  3. Love the spider in the popcorn! Such a fun and creepy touch! Come see a Jack the Ripper tablescape.


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