When I was little, when we got home from school on Halloween Day, only a few things were on my mind: costume, candy, makeup, candy, friends and well, CANDY. Fortunately, my Mom usually made us sit down before the craziness began in order to get some real food in our bellies before we were set loose on the treats.
Commanding my kids’ attention before trick or treating begins has proven to be quite the challenge. But, the importance of a healthy dinner before indulging in the sweets cannot be overlooked! This year, I plan on trying these “Mummy Dogs” in an effort to make dinner just as appealing as dessert (recipe from 365Halloween.com)! All you need is a can of pre-made biscuits, turkey hot dogs or veggie dogs, and cheese sauce (a vegan cheese sauce recipe can be found here). Simply roll out the biscuit dough, lay a hot dog on the dough, spread on some cheese sauce and wrap up your “mummy.” Bake according to the package directions and don’t forget to leave room to decorate the face (yellow mustard works well!). Looking for a more adult alternative? Try this Pumkpin Chili Mexicana made with Libby’s Pumpkin!
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