You know that song about Oklahoma? The one where the wind comes sweeping down the plain?
Sweeping my eye!!
Halloween always hits Oklahoma simultaneously, it seems, with the bitter cold wind slamming us upside the head when we walk out the door.
This does not lend kindly to little girls dressed like Disney princesses in capped arm gowns or little boys in attired in shorts to be pro basketball players like my kids always were in their younger years.
I mean, try to tell MY little princess Tori that she had to cover up that sparkling gown with a parka or to layer it over long underwear and you might as well have KILLED me now!
And this Momma was not fond either of the trick or treating in bitter cold wind.
I’d had enough of that at soccer and baseball games, so early on, I learned that was the Daddy’s job, and that I would stay home and create a warm glowing atmosphere for the little munchkins to come home to afterward with their friends and parents. Dad’s are tougher about those things …right?
Hot spiced cider, sweet and silky hot chocolate with bowls of whipped cream and mini-marshmallows along with warm gooey caramel awaited them complete with apples on sticks and various brightly colored versions of crushed candy to roll them in.
I encourage you to have an “after trick or treat get together” to warm up hands, toes and hearts and try a few fun and easy treats for them like the following…
Ghost and Mummy Pizzas.
Simply pick up some pre-split English muffins, pizza or marinara sauce, olives, capers and sliced mozzarella cheese. You can make one or both SO easily!
For the mummies –. Place the English muffins with the split side open and up on a baking sheet.
Bake in a 350º for 10 minutes.
Remove from the oven and spread with pizza sauce.
Take your pre-cut mozzerella cheese slices and cut them with a pizza cutter or a sharp knife into 1/2 inch strips.
Lay random strips across the English muffin leaving room for the eyes. You don’t want to bake the cheese on these pizzas as you want the cheese to look like bandages and not be a melty mess.
Add two sliced black or green olives for the eyes. Under no circumstances try to describe to your children what in the world capers are. Let them try them out and be introduced to a new gourmet taste and tell that ghost eyes are super amazing to eat.
I would totally let the kids make these themselves. It would be a kick for them!
On to the Ghost Pizzas!
For the Ghost Pizzas, spread on the sauce. Take a ghost cookie cutter and cut a ghost out of the cheese slices this time.
I didn’t even go buy a ghost cookie cutter. My gingerbread girl cookie cutter works great!
For the leftover scraps of cheese dilemna, I came up with this.
Add on some eyes – I used capers.
Pop these into a 350º oven for 10 minutes. The cheese melting on these give them a certain ghostly character.
And there you have it! Mummy and Ghost Pizzas! Have fun with your kiddos this Halloween and let them partake in the fun of making these creepy treats for Halloween!
Ghost & Mummy Pizzas
- 1 package English muffins, (split ones)
- 1 small jar pizza sauce
- 1 can sliced black olives
- 1 jar capers
- 1 pack sliced mozzarella cheese (enough that you have one for each pizza round)
- Preheat oven to 350º
- Spread pizza sauce over each cut side of English muffin
- using ghost cookie cutter to cut half of the cheese slices into a ghost cutout – place on half of the English muffins on top of sauce – use 2 capers to make eyes
- Cut cheese into strips and lay randomly over the sauce
- Place a sliced olive to make two eyes for your mummies