Chef Time!

Chef Time!

Friday, September 7, 2012

I Dare You To Come To My House For Dinner

When I was growing up, Halloween has always been a national holiday for me.
When it landed on a school day, I always begged my mom to let me stay home because it was a holiday (I lost the argument of course). Then as I got older, things really went for the weird. Body parts, dead animals and other ghastly things began to appear on tables, wherever place I worked at…..
This is just a sample of what I’m talking about.

halloween rats

Meatloaf Mice
½ c. ketchup
2 egg whites, beaten
6 oz. ground turkey
6 oz. ground beef
1 onion, chopped fine
2/3 c. oatmeal, uncooked
salt and pepper, to taste
spaghetti noodles, uncooked
spaghetti sauce, canned
First cut 2 coins per mice out of the carrots for ears. Then make long thin strips out of the remaining carrots for the tails, one for each mouse. Steam until they are crisp tender. DON'T OVERCOOK!!
Preheat oven to 350. Mix together the ingredients for the mice bodies and shape into little mice shaped loafs on baking sheet. Have them shaped to a point in the front and rounded in the back. Bake for 45 minutes in preheated oven or until desired doneness. Take and cut little slits for the ears about 1/3 from the pointed end. Place the carrot coins in the slits for the ears.
Make a tiny slit in the rounded wide end for the tail and place one of the carrot strips in the slit for the tail. Use the raisins for the eyes. Break the uncooked spaghetti noodles into pieces and place around the "nose" (pointed end) for whiskers.
Heat the spaghetti sauce. Place a large spoonful of sauce on a plate. Place a meatloaf mouse on top of the spaghetti sauce to serve.

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