Handi Foil sent me some great recyclable foil pans and sponsored me to create some great recipes for them and for you!
The zombies are coming!
Okay Zarek is absolutely addicted to this game. If you are playing it he will come running to watch. He can tell you about every plant and every zombie!
I thought this would be an awesome Halloween meal! And I tried making it a healthy option as the munchkins all go out to get bags of candy!
To make the lawn I used a whole wheat cornbread base dyed green. In the game the grass is checkered, so I did the same in my muffin tins.
I filled the first three muffin papers then added a bit more dye and filled the last three papers.
While the muffins cooked I started making my plants.
For the sunflowers I cut the petals out of cheddar cheese (see how below), placed a ritz cracker on top of that and made the faces with an olive. Slice the olive in 1/2, then in 1/4, and then 1/8 use one as a smile and cut one in half for the eyes.
For the Sunflowers I found a Star of David in my holiday cookie cutters, if you don’t have one you can hand cut the cheese.
Tall-Nuts are the bigger versions of Walnuts. I actually got these awesome chips from Things Should Taste Good. I instantly saw how they could become Walnuts. I used candy eyes “glued” on with cream cheese.
This is really not a Jalapeno, but it looks pretty close. This is a sweet pepper with candy eyes and I used a toothpick to place it into the muffin.
For the Peashooter I used an olive, tooth pick and two inner leaves from a stock of romaine lettuce. You could use any edible leaf that you may have. I wanted to use spinach, but all I had was romaine.
I think the plants turned out pretty good. Next was the Zombies! The Zombies are coming!
It took me a bit to decide how to do the zombies, that is when I decided to make this a whole meal! Mini Meatloaf Zombies!
As the meatloaves cooked I started making the decorations. For the eyes I sliced up a string cheese and used a straw to create the pupils. I also cut up little cheese squares for the Zombies teeth!
I created mouths in the zombies with with a spoon. You can either create a dent to put the teeth in or you can try and spoon out some of the meat. Don’t worry if the meatloaf cracks – it adds to it’s zombie-ness.
I added a cheese triangle for a cone on one of the zombies and they were all set.
Zarek loved them! The boys were begging me to eat them! Maybe you could even serve brains for dessert!
Healthy Mom = Healthy Family - That is my life motto and I hope to encourage it to be yours too. January 2011 I made the decision to lose weight and lost 80+ pounds. I saw my boys start getting active with me and I realized I wasn't only changing my life but also my boys.