Happy All Hallow’s Eve!

Hi all and welcome to a Halloween edition of Mangia Mondays!

It’s been so much fun to co-host this foodie blog-hop with Kristin of Delightfully Dowling each week!  I love seeing what you all link up for recipes, restaurant recommendations, and kitchen tips and tricks!

We are having quite the memorable Halloween since Mother Nature (or maybe devils and demons???) decided to send a snow storm our way.  We came home from a Halloween party on Saturday night to no power, which thankfully was restored to our street late last night, but many of our friends and neighbors in town are still without.  School was cancelled today and trick or treating has been moved to Friday night!
How wacky (and spooky, strange and bewildering) is that??

If you were around here last year, you may remember these mummy cupcakes I made thanks to Jennifer’s inspiration over at Hope Studios.  They were a big hit with a class of third graders and oh-so-easy!

There are so many yummy and ghoulish-looking treat ideas floating around for Halloween, aren’t there? Every Halloween I find myself looking for something relatively healthy to feed my kids before they fill up on oodles of candy.  Here’s a round up of some fun foods for a quick pre-trick-or-treating dinner!

You just can’t beat a pile of veggies with dip!  Especially when they are in the shape of a skeleton or a pumpkin.  So clever!

I’m going to make these spiders over chicken soup for my kids.  So easy with Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry!

I adore this whole meal – how cute and easy are those banana ghosts???  And look for food markers in the baking section of your grocery store for making cheese sticks (and whatever else) a little more fun for the kiddos.

These creepy choppers by Michelle of Ten June are so fun!  I’ll be substituting the marshmallows with raisins stuck in peanut butter as part of my kids’ Halloween dinner (and to remind them what their teeth will look like if they fail to brush adequately!)

Don’t you love how easy it is to combine some of these fun foods to make Halloween at your home something your kids will fondly remember when they grow up?  I mean that glass of milk – come on! – so cute and easy peasy!!!

I hope you enjoyed these ideas for a tiny bit of nutrition on Halloween!
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Happy Halloween
all my little ghosts and goblins out there!