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Oct 14, 2009 07:49 AM

Halloween Puns

Halloween is on the way and I'd like to set my tables with tongue-in-cheek dishes for the guys and ghouls coming to celebrate the night. A selection of cheeses is a blasphemous pun waiting to happen, but other than devil's food, deviled eggs and a recipe for "gravelox," I haven't many other ideas. Any wits out there care to pick up my slack?

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  1. How about Horrors d'Ĺ“uvre? :)

    1. well on the devil tack

      pumpernickel bread (from the German make's "nick" (aka Old Nick the devil) fart

      As for the cheese plate if you can find it you have to incude Boulette d'avenses ( a French cheese) sice it's local nickname is "le suppositore du diable" (due to the hot paprika on the surface)

        1. finger sandwiches (could use sliced almond pieces as fingernails)
          blood sausage

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          1. re: operagirl

            These are great ideas! I was thinking about serving a blood soup or morcillas, but decided these would just go uneaten. But I could certainly do ghoulash in vols-au-vent, or do you have any other suggestions?

            1. re: JungMann

              Thanks! Glad to be of help. The terrormisu definitely has to be decorated as a graveyard with little chocolate tombstones. Jussayin. Also, don't bother serving beer and wine; just spirits! ;-)

          2. Witches Fingers - shortbread shaped like fingers with a sliced almond for a fingernail

            Bloody Brains - spaghetti or spaghetti squash with tomato-based sauce


            Chicken Scare-oppini

            Deviled Eyeballs

            Mummies (Pigs in Blankets)

            Marshmonsters (s'mores... dip the graham crackers in melted white chocolate tinted with orange food coloring)

            The cutest site with pictures of carving foods to look scary... Love the bread carved like a face, with a knife in the mouth...

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            1. re: Emme

              I love the mummies idea! Perhaps I could wrap soujuk in puff pastry with dukkah for "Egyptian mummies" and morcillas for "bloody mummies!" What are the deviled eyeballs? Eyeballs in curry?

              1. re: JungMann

                Deviled Eggs -- The white is the white... the yellow looks like the iris, then top with a sliced olive for the pupil... or a caper if it fits with your deviled egg recipe better!

                1. re: Emme

                  Then pipe a little red gel lines on the yolk to make them look bloodshot.

                  1. re: Michelly

                    Or slivers of roasted pepper might work better on egg than gel.

              2. re: Emme

                Great site and a fun thread! I like the half a watermelon with the dude emerging. If someone does the terrormisu please post pics.