Last Minute Halloween Treats
|October 28, 2013||Posted by Tracy Knutsen under Halloween|
Creepy decorations? Check.
Creamy Tacos? Check. (BONUS! Our traditional Halloween dinner – see recipe at the end of this post.)
Dang. There was one more “C” on my list… Oh my gosh! Classroom treats!
Having a moment like that this week? Here’s a super simple, adorable and HEALTHY treat that can be handed out at the class party this year.
Jack-O-Lantern Mandarin Oranges
These turned out to be the cutest things ever! Really no instructions needed, except to buy individual cups of mandarin oranges and draw on the faces with a sharpie. Great project for the kids, too. Drop ’em in a pumpkin or cauldron and you’re good to go!
I giggle every time a look at them grinning back at me. Stop stressing, cruise the canned fruit aisle and check this one off your list.
BONUS RECIPE – Creamy Tacos
Every Halloween, for as long as I can remember, my mom has made a big pot of Creamy Tacos for us to eat for dinner. Sometimes before trick-or-treating, sometimes after, but always Creamy Tacos. We continued that tradition with my daughter and it will be a family favorite as long as I can bust open a pack of Velveeta. This works well in the crock pot (once the ground meat is browned) and can even be made ahead of time and reheated.
1 lb. hamburger meat
1 can Rotel tomatoes
1 lb. Velveeta cheese
1 lg. can Ranch style beans
1 can Hormel chili, no bean
1 1/2 pt. whipping cream
Brown hamburger and drain. Add other ingredients except whipping cream and mix well. Add cream last and heat.
When you’re ready to eat, pop a handful of chips in a bowl and top it with the creamy tacos and whatever other toppings you like.
- Fritos or Doritos
- Shredded cheddar
- Green onions
- Chopped red onions
Delicious and easy!