Trick or Treat? When I first came this country I had no idea what this phrase meant. When a couple of little girls came to my home and knock the door and said Trick or Treat, I looked confused and thought for a minute and said, Treat please. I literally thought if they were asking me whether I want a treat and they were in silence for a bit, as almost all of us would say treat and hand them candies. Then their Mom briefed me and we burst into laughter. I could never forget that experience and still remember those little girls facial expressions. From then on, I make sure to have enough candies for all the hungry ghosts, creepy creatures and others whoever stops by. But as years passed and now that I have my kids, I started to think why load them with sugar, why not make something fun and interesting with them and they can eat it, that way mom does not feel much guilt of the pile load of candies in their Halloween baskets? I made these spooky faces which I searched the internet from go.com. I added my own twists but the end result was a super hit among my kids.
Bread (I used multigrain)
Broccoli or Cauliflower
Using a cookie cutter or even a round lid, cut out from the bread. Apply ketchup, hummus or cream cheese as per your liking. Then cut thin slices of carrots and green onions and arrange as spooky hair. Also cut out teeth from carrot and cheese slice for teeth. Cut olives for eyes and grapes for tongue. Cut a thin strip for mouth from bell pepper. You can use broccoli or cauliflower for brain. Involve your kids in this and they will have a lot of fun.