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My son loves trick-or-treating and on Halloween day gets more and more excited as the evening nears.
One of the hardest things is to get him to eat dinner when all he can think about is candy. It needs to be something quick, easy and fun! These Bloodshot Eyeball Mac Cups are the perfect Halloween dinner solution.
STOUFFER’s® Classic Mac Cups
Jack Cheese, 1 slice
Salami, 1 slice
Black Olives, 1 olive
round cookie cutters
red edible marker
Step 1 Cut a thin slice of cheese. Use a round cutter to make a circle. Use the edible marker to draw red ‘bloodshot’ lines. Helpful hint – use a paper towel to blot excess moisture before using the marker to draw lines on the cheese.
Step 2 Use a smaller sized cutter to cut a round piece of salami. Helpful hint – press down hard with cutter than with your hand move it around on the cutting board until it cuts all the way through the meat.
Step 3 Assemble eyeballs adding olive and salami to the cheese circles
Step 4 Cook the STOUFFER’S Mac Cups according to directions
Step 5 Add the assembled eyeballs to the heated cups
Don’t have all the ingredients or want to modify based on your child’s food preferences – here’s a few variants for the eyeballs:
You can also use ketchup (or any red sauce such as hot sauce or barbecue sauce) instead of red edible markers for the bloodshot lines. Pour the ketchup into a squeeze bottle and draw on the lines.
How to make it fun
- Serve dinner on a tray – there’s no way I can get my son to sit down at the dinner table on Halloween. He wants to keep an eye on what’s going on outside as everyone gets ready for trick or treating. A tray works perfectly so he can eat outside.
- A fun patterned piece of scrapbook paper makes a perfect placement.
- Add a few fake spiders on the tray for some spooky fun.
- Make a ghostly cup of milk – use a white cup and draw a ghost face with a black marker and add a fun Halloween straw.
- Add a side of veggies – Add some Ranch dressing to the bottom of a cup. Add carrot and celery sticks. Make the cup fun by gluing on some googly eyes and wrap with gauze – mummy cup of veggies!
Do you have any tricks to get kids to eat dinner before trick-or-treating?