Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Halloween!!! Day 2

Are you having a Halloween Party? Or want to make some spooky treats for your family?

Here are a couple of yummy recipes I thought might be perfect for your ghouls!

What You Need

1/2 leaf lettuce leaf
1/2 cup Kraft Rancher's Choice Dressing
4 cups assorted fresh vegetables (snow peas, carrots, cherry tomatoes, pepper strips, cucumber slices, cauliflower and broccoli florets, mushrooms)

Make It

LINE half of small bowl with lettuce for the skeleton's hair; fill with dressing. Place at one end of large tray or baking sheet for the skeleton's head.

ARRANGE vegetables on tray to resemble the skeleton's body.

Scary Skillet Shepherd's Pie

What You Need

3 cups frozen mixed vegetables (peas, carrots, corn, green beans)

1 lb. (450 g) ground beef

1 cup beef gravy
125 g (1/2 of 250-g pkg.) Philadelphia Brick Cream Cheese, cubed
1 cup milk, divided
1 cup water
2 cups instant potato flakes
1/4 cup Kraft 100% Parmesan Grated Cheese

Make It

COOK vegetables as directed on package. Meanwhile, brown meat in large skillet; drain. Stir in gravy; simmer until heated through, stirring occasionally.

MICROWAVE cream cheese and 1/4 cup milk in medium microwaveable bowl on HIGH 30 sec.; beat with whisk until smooth. Gradually whisk in remaining milk and water. Microwave 2-1/2 min. or until hot, stirring after each minute. Stir in potato flakes and Parmesan until well blended. Spoon into resealable plastic bag; cut 1 corner from bottom of bag.

REMOVE 12 peas from mixed vegetables; stir remaining vegetables into meat mixture. Squeeze potato mixture into 6 mounds on meat mixture to resemble ghosts. Add 2 of the reserved peas to each for the eyes.

"Boo-tiful" JELL-O Cups

What You Need

3/4 cup boiling water
1 pkg. (85 g) Jell-O Orange Jelly Powder
2 cups ice cubes
2/3 cup thawed Cool Whip Whipped Topping, divided
8 miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips

Make It

ADD boiling water to jelly powder in large bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Add ice; stir 3 to 5 min. or until jelly is thickened. Remove any unmelted ice. Whisk in 1/3 cup Cool Whip until well blended. Pour into 4 dessert dishes.

REFRIGERATE 30 min. or until firm.

DROP remaining Cool Whip by spoonfuls onto desserts to resemble ghosts. Add chocolate chips for the eyes.

Witches Brew

What You Need

2-1/4 cups boiling water, divided
2 pkg. (85 g each) Jell-O Giggly Grape Jelly Powder
1 pkg. (85 g) Jell-O Orange Jelly Powder
3/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
Eye Balls
10 cups cold water
1-1/4 cups Kool-Aid Orange Sugar Sweetened Drink Mix

Make It

ADD 1-1/2 cups boiling water to grape jelly powders; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Pour into 8-inch pan sprayed with cooking spray. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.

MEANWHILE, add remaining boiling water to orange jelly powder; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Pour into ice cube trays. Refrigerate until partially set. Press blueberry into centre of jelly in each section of ice cube tray to resemble eye ball. Refrigerate until firm. Add cold water to drink mix in 2.5-L pitcher; stir until mix is dissolved. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

TRACE outline of small hand on piece of paper. (Size of hand needs to be 8 inches or smaller.) Cut out pattern with scissors; place on top of grape jelly. Cut around pattern with knife. When ready to serve punch, carefully remove gelatin hand from pan; place on rim of punch bowl, allowing fingers to hang over rim. Cut "fingers" from grape jelly trimmings. Add to punch bowl. Add jelly eye balls and punch.

all of these recipes are from www.kraft.com

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