|Moldy green beans with pond scum|
The difference today is that I added black food dye when I added the water. For the record, bacon takes food dye really, really well... and really quickly, too! And in the end, the green beans were pretty gross-looking.
For the main dish I sliced hot dogs into really thin strips. Simmer the strips (again, I added some red dye to enhance the color) until they curl up. Drain, and add ketchup or barbecue sauce for 'blood.'
If you do it right, you can convince your kids that the hot dogs are actually worms or intestines. My kids were extremely skeptical about that dish, and usually M1 sees right through these sorts of food pranks.
After we ate, it was time for dressing up.
This year I had Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter.
M2 loved being Alice. She also learned that long skirts making climbing stairs hazardous. Don't worry, she's okay. Ignore the red all over her face. She's still recovering from having poison ivy all over her face, and she keeps rubbing her cheeks and licking her lips, so some spots are chapped. *sigh*
Together, the kids were irresistible.
They do love one another.
Happy Halloween, everyone!