Sunday, October 26, 2008

Party Time!

My friend Cecilie throws an adults only Halloween party every year, and although Chad is never able to go because of work, I'm always up for a good time, especially if it involves good food and dressing up! I tried to get creative, and I made my costume. I think it was a little too creative, because no one could tell what I was supposed to be. Maybe if I'd had a top hat or a skimpy leotard...can you tell what I am? I thought the guts turned out pretty good if I do say so myself. And my Frankencheese ball was a big hit--it was not only adorable but delicious as well! Here's the recipe:

2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
3 green onions, thinly sliced
2 cartons (4 ounces each) whipped cream cheese
Green food coloring (I mixed in a little black too)
1 can (4-1/4 ounces) chopped ripe olives, drained
2 pepperoncinis
2 slices peeled parsnip (I used boiled egg)
4 colossal ripe olives
Black decorating gel
1 pretzel rod
1 small cucumber

In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce and pepper sauce until smooth. Stir in the cheddar cheese, bacon and onions. Shape into a 5-in. x 4-in. x 3-in. rectangle; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until chilled.
Unwrap rectangle; place on a serving platter with a 3-in. side on top. Tint whipped cream cheese green; spread over top and sides of rectangle.
Add ripe olives for hair, pepperoncinis for ears, and parsnip (or egg) slices and two colossal olives for eyes (I used toothpicks to hold the eyes on). With black decorating gel, pipe the brow, mouth and stitches.
Break pretzel rod into two small pieces; add a colossal olive to each end. Press into sides of head for bolts. Cut a small piece from end of cucumber for a nose. Yield: 3 cups.
(Thanks mom, for the recipe; I think credit is due to Taste of Home magazine.)


emilybolles said...

Hey your costume is very creative and well made! (but I'm not quite sure who you are????) Awesome Frankeneese though... the truffles look mouth watering as well!

Rachel H. said...

I love halloween food, so cool! I see your bodily entrails, I presume you are a dead stabbing victim?

Tina said...

You must be a magician's assistant! For some reason my computer won't let me see the cheese ball, but if you made it I'm sure it is awesome!

Melissa said...

It's a cool costume, but I'm also not sure quite what you are. You look cute though (minus the guts :)
I love the cheese ball! What a fun idea to have an "adult's only" party. MIke and I were just saying we don't remember the last time we went to a party without kids. Not that we don't love being with our kids and our friends' kids, but the idea of conversations actually getting finished...

elise said...

even my little sis (10 yrs) knew and loved your costume... but i do think it'd be more convincing with chad as the magician :)

Frances Wallace said...

Are you kidding me? You are amazing!

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