recipes with a "surprise"?!
I need a potluck dish that meets the trick or treat theme but not halloween theme. Basically, a recipe with a trick/surprise.
Thought of caramel corn with bacon crumbles. But these days bacon is more expected than a suprirse.
We did have a friend stuff turkey burgers with peanut butter this weekend and cook them up for us. It was surprising and I'm considering trying little meatballs with peanut butter filling but the ones we had were not quite there yet (turkey a bit dry and unseasoned). So not ready for prime time.
So...any ideas? Sweet or savory is fine.
Meatloaf cake is my go-to for foods that don't look like you're expecting. I make my own meatloaf--if I'm being lazy, I don't layer it but do it in a 9x13 pan and frost w/ mashed potatoes. It does require teflon hands to pipe hot mashed potatoes from a pastry bag, though. It looks like this:
I also make my own mashed potatoes so the "frosting" isn't as smooth as it should be. If I were concerned more w/ appearance, I'd use boxed.
apple pie with red hots or maybe tomato soup cake if you can do dessert instead.
Meatballs in a chocolate sauce?