Bert Christensen's Weird & Different Recipes
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Various Halloween Recipes
Nuclear Waste

1 measure blue curacao 1 measure Bailey's Irish Cream top up with one pint cider (or lager if you prefer)

The end result is a sort of greenish-brown liquid with scummy bits floating in it and a THICK layer of scum on top. Tastes wonderful, though, especially if you dunk chocolate bars in. (These are referred to as Control Rods, and the bar of preference is a Toffee Crisp, if only because the crisped rice pieces start floating around in the drink and making it look even nastier)

The nuclear wastes I've seen mix blue curacao and orange juice (and vodka). Turns everything a very nice shade of fluorescent green.

The recipes for "nuclear waste" reminded me of the Glycol Punch I made for a party. My friends and I don't drink (alcohol :), so this is sick for all ages!

Glycol Punch has two primary ingredients: Diet Mountain Dew, which has an decidedly evil odd yellow glow to it. Diet is necessary so that you don't over sugar people. BTW, we also tried other sodas, including Squirt, 7-up and Sprite, but none had that evil yellowness.

A flourescent blue liquid. I know for a fact that the raspberry "little hugs" drinks for kids are the perfect color. There is a recent Kool-Aid blue flavor that I'm sure would work well, too.

For the "little hugs" the ratio is about 4-5 barrels to 1 2-liter bottle of soda. Adjust as you think best. I'd start by pouring out the soda and adding the blue. You know you've got it right when you get the sickly yellow-green of many Glycol-based Antifreezes. Plus, when you drink, it fizzes!

From:Diane Trap

A party staple from the Forever Knight email list is blood: 3 parts grape juice, 1 part orange juice, vodka optional. If you can find it, you might try Ribena, a concentrated currant syrup that was used for blood when the series was filmed (I hear it's horrid to drink but looks *very* effective in a wine glass).

Fun stuff to do with jello. I'm amazed, I actually saved an attribution. This one comes from fairbanks@cobra.uni.edu.

Potty Jello

Purchase the plastic bowl that fits in a child's potty training chair (they sell them at places like KMart). Wash the bowl and prepare lemon jello per package directions. Float miniature O-Henry bars in it, refrigerate, and serve. Get the picture?

Next fun recipe. Have you ever seen a recipe for Aquarium Jello? You take blue jello, make it in a clean glass aquarium bowl. Float gummy fish and plastic people for swimmers and plastic plants and stuff. Well, what we'd do for a Halloween party would be to make a Toxic Aquarium. Mix orange and blue jello to get a sickly shade of green. Lifesavers make old tires and you can toss in other junky things for trash on the bottom of the sea. Something barrel-shaped for that illegally dumped toxic waste. Float your fish upsidedown on top, and add a plastic skeleton or two. Haven't figured out a good way to put something on the bottom to represent the sand, tho.

And if you like your jello spiked, here's a recipe:

1 8-serving box of Berry Blue Jello 4 packets Knox unflavored gelatin 5 cups boiling water 2 cups vodka

You can take some ordinary foods and relabel them something creative. Ribs with lots of barbeque sauce. Baked potatoes with chili ladled over for shrunken heads with brain sauce. Spaghetti for your basic guts. A twist on this would be to put brussel sprouts in the sauce instead of meatballs. People won't be able to tell the difference until they bite into them.

Spider Cake (once made as a tease for a woman who HATED spiders)

Take your average cake mix. Bake it up in 2 metal bowls--1 bigger than the other. One unmolded, cut the bigger one (the "body") in half, horizontally. CAREFULLY scoop out an adequate cavity in each half. FILL with well-whipped set green Jello, and reattach the halves. Frost black, arrange on serving platter. Use licorice stix as legs. Use 2 BIG green gumdrops and 6 little ones as eyes. When the cake is cut into, it spurts green goop, just like a real spider when stepped on.

By: Anita A. Matejka <matejka@bga.com>

Black Cat Cupcakes

1 1/4 c Reduced Fat Oreo. cookie crumbs 18 1/4 ozs reduced fat chocolate cake mix 24 pcs Halloween Oreo. cookies 16 ozs reduced fat milk chocolate frosting black string licorice jelly beans semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350. Prepare 24-2 1/2" muffin cups with cooking spray and flour; set aside. Prepare cake mix according to package directions; stir in cookie crumbs. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from pans; cool on wire rack. Make cat faces on each of the remaining cookies: using some frosting, attach 4-1 1/2" licorice strings for whiskers, 2 jelly bean halves for eyes and 2 chocolate chips for ears. Let set at least 30 minutes. Frost cupcakes with remaining frosting. Stand cat faces on edge on each cupcake. Place 3" piece licorice string on back half of each cupcake for tail.

From: beck4@pipeline.com (Eileen and Bob Holze)

Title Cheese Eyeballs

Ingredients: 2.00 cups grated Cheddar 0.50 cup butter 0.50 teaspoo n salt 1.00 teaspoo n paprika 1.00 cup flour 6.00 ounce bottle pimento-stuffed green olives

Instructions: Combine cheese and butter. Add salt, paprika, and flour and mix well. Measure approximately one ts of this mixture and form an "eyeball" around an olive. Turn the olive in the "eyeball" so that it is "staring" outward. Line up the eyeballs on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in 400F oven for 15 minutes.

Another eyeball recipe: Make devilled eggs, smooth out the filled yolk part so it lays flush. Set a slice of pitted black or green olive for an iris and draw red lines on the white part with a toothpick and red food coloring (for bloodshot eyes).

Yet another eyeball recipe: Make yellow jello, fill ice cube trays with. Drop a blueberry in center of each ice cube well, chill and unmold.

From: beck4@pipeline.com (Eileen and Bob Holze)

Dead Men's Legs (cookies)

Ingredients: 1.00 egg 0.50 cup sugar 0.33 cup finely chopped blanched/skinned almo 0.50 cup all purpose flour

Instructions: Preheat oven to 325F. Beat egg lightly and gradually add sugar. Beat with mixer until light and foamy--about 20 minutes. Add almonds and flour; mix well. Roll dough into finger-thick ropes on a very light floured surface. Flatten slightly with fingertips and cut into 3 inch lengths and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake in oven until light brown--about 10 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets and cool completely before storing in airtight containers. Stores 1 to 2 months.

Makes 2 dozen cookies.

From: beck4@pipeline.com (Eileen and Bob Holze)

Eerie Witch's Brew

Ingredients: 4 cups Cranberry juice cocktail 1 cup Chopped candied ginger (1 jar) 3 Oranges 1 can (12-oz) thawed frozen apple juice concentrate 1 can (6-oz) thawed frozen limeade concentrate 2 cups Seedless grapes 4 cups -Water 2 Bottles (32 oz each) ginger ale 1 lbs Dry ice -up to 2 lbs

Instructions: A smoking cauldron of punch made with grapes and orange peel masquerading as eyeballs and worms.

A SERIOUS CAUTION: never touch dry ice; use tongs to handle

In a 1 to 2 quart pan, bring 1 cup of cranberry juice and candied ginger to a boil over high heat. Boil, uncovered, about 2 minutes, set aside.

With a vegetable peeler, pare peel (colored part only) from oranges; cut peel into thin 2-inch-long worms; or use an Oriental shredder to make long shreds. Add orange peel to cranberry mixture. Cover and chill at least 4 hours or as long as overnight.

Juice oranges; put juice in a 6 to 8 quart pan or heavy bowl. Stir in cranberry-ginger mixture, the 3 cups cranberry juice, apple concentrate, limeade, grapes and water. If made ahead, cover and chill up to 2 hours. Add ginger ale and about a 1 pound piece of dry ice (DO NOT put small pieces in punch or cups); ice should smolder at least 30 minutes. Ladle into cups. Add any remaining ice when bubbling ceases.

Makes 5 quarts; allow about 1-1/2 cups for a serving.

From: beck4@pipeline.com (Eileen and Bob Holze)

Wormy Baked Apples

Ingredients: 6.00 lg Golden Delicious apples 0.50 c *each* raisins and chopped 0.00 -walnuts 0.50 c Firmly packed brown sugar 0.25 c Water 0.25 c (1/2 stick) butter/margarine 0.50 ts *each* ground cinnamon and 0.00 -ground nutmeg 6.00 Wiggly candy worms ("Gummy 0.00 -Worms") 1.00 c Whipping cream, optional

Instructions: Core apples from blossom ends, leaving stem ends intact. Mix raisins and walnuts and stuff into cavities of cored apples. Set apples, stems up in a 7x12-inch pan.

In a 1 to 2 quart pan, mix brown sugar, water, butter,cinnamon, and nutmeg; stir over high heat until mixture boils. Pour hot syrup around apples. Bake, uncovered, in 350~ oven, basting occasionally with syrup, until apples are tender when pierced and skin begins to crack, 30 to 35 minutes.

Remove apples from oven; cool in pan at least 10 minutes or let cool to room temperature. Set each apple in a small bowl and spoon syrup around fruit. In the top of each apple, cut a hole large enough for one of the candy worms and tuck one end into each apple, leaving most of the worm dangling. Offer cream to pour over apples. Makes 6 ghastly servings.



Title: JACK-O'-LANTERN PIE

1 c Boiling water 1 pk Jell-O orange flavor gelatin -4 serving size 1 pt Vanilla ice cream; softened -(2 cups) 1 Prepared chocolate flavor -crumb crust (6 oz) Thawed Cool Whip Candy Corn Black licorice, cut into -1 inch pieces

Stir boiling water into gelatin in medium bowl 2 minutes or until completely dissolved. Spoon in ice cream, stirring until melted and smooth. Refrigerate 10 minutes or until slightly thickened (consistency of unbeaten egg whites). Spoon into crust.

Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm. Just before serving, make jack-o-lantern face on pie with whipped topping, candy corn and licorice. Store leftover pie in refrigerator.

Title: DAY OLD BATHWATER Categories: Personal, Kids, Halloween, Gross Yield: 1 Servings

12 oz Can frozen lemonade 12 oz Can frozen pink lemonade 12 oz Can frozen limeade 1/2 ga Rainbow sherbert

About 45 minutes before serving time, set cans of lemon and limeade and the container of sherbert out to thaw. After 15 minutes, scoop out half of the sherbert's containers contents and place it into a brownish color. Place the remaining sherbert back in

Prepare lemon and limeades according to the package directions and pour into the punch bowl.

Carefully float spoonfuls of the brown blended sherbert on top of the lemnade mixture, spreading it around to look like dirty brown suds. Do not stir. Use a ladle to serve punch in cups. Serves about 30 dirty, nonbathing buddies.

Sicko serving suggestion: Float a handful of green, yellow and white tiny after dinner mints (tiny bars of soap), on top of your scummy punch.

From the Book: Gross Grub by Cheryl Porter Random House ISBN 0-679-86693-0

Title: PENICILLIN PIZZA

6 English muffins 1 Jar pizza sauce 2 c Shredded mozzarella cheese 3 tb Grated Parmesan cheese Yellow, green and red food Coloring

Split muffins and place on an ungreased cookie sheet, making sure they don't touch.

Spoon a thin layer of sauce on top then cover the sauce with a layer of shredded cheese. Set aside.

Pour the Parmesan into a small bowl and add five drops each yellow, red and green food coloring until it's an even shade of mold green. (Use plastic bag to prevent your fingers from staining.) Set aside.

With an adult's help, broil the pizzas until the cheese has melted and begun to brown. Remove from oven and let cool about 1 minute.

Carefully sprinkle mold on top of hot pizzas. Allow pies to cool slightly before you slip on a lab coat and serve. Serves 6 peaked patients.

From the Book: Gross Grub by Cheryl Porter Random House ISBN 0-679-86693-0

Shared by Carolyn Shaw 10-95 From: Carolyn Shaw Date: 10-15 Cooking

Title: HALLOWEEN: SCARY "GOULADE"

1 pk Blue Jelly Powder 8 c Lemonaide 1 1/2 c Boiling Water

1 pk Blue jelly powder [170g] 8 c Lemonaide

Lemonaide or "Goulade" really packs a punch when you float a frightening , ghostly blue hand in your serving bowl. For an even scarier effect, use red jelly powder to make a blood-red hand and tint the lemonade green. If you want, just let the gelatin set in a flat container, then cube it and serve with lemonade in dishes.

Dissolve powder in 1-1/2 cups boiling water; let cool slightly.

Meanwhile, thoroughly wash and dry inside and outside of new, medium-size stretch latex (medical) glove. Spray outside with baking spray; turn inside out. With 6-inch or longer skewer, puncture glove just below 1 side of opening; push skewer through to pierce opposite side, leaving wide opening. Suspend in tall pitcher.

Carefully pour gelatin mixture into hanging glove. Close top with twist tie between gelatin mixture and skewer. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until firmly set. [Glove can be refrigerated for up to 48 hours.]

Title: HALLOWEEN: GREEN SLIME

10 oz Frozen Spinach, Thawed 4 oz Cream Cheese 1/2 c Sour Cream 1/3 c Mild Salsa 2 ea Green Onions, Chopped 1 ea Garlic Clove, minced 1/2 ts Salt 1/2 ts Pepper

Drain spinach; squeeze dry. In food processor, pure spinach, cheese, sour cream, salsa, onions, garlic, salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until thickened slightly. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Serve with "Halloween: Skeleton Bread"

Source: Canadian Living magazine, Nov 95 Presented in article "Kids & Fun: Happy Halloween" Recipe by Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Title: HALLOWEEN: SKELETON BREAD

1/2 pk Frozen Bread Dough 1/2 of 1lb pkg (8oz) 1 ea Egg, Beaten 1 tb Water 1 tb Poppy Seeds

Thaw and let bread rise according to manufacturer's instructions. Punch down dough; divide in half. Set 1 half aside.

Cut remaining half into thirds. With 1 of the thirds, form head shaped like a light bulb. With scissors, cut eyes, nose and mouth. Place heat at end of greased 17x11-inch rimmed baking sheet. Shape second third into 3-inch long triangle; place, point down, below heat to form body. Divide remaining third of dough into 7 pieces; roll into sausages. Arrange 3 on each side of upper body for ribs. Use remaining piece for neck.

Halve reserved dough. With 1 half, make 4 logs for upper and lower legs; attach to body. With two-thirds of the remaining dough, make 4 logs for upper and lower arms; attach at shoulders.

With remaining dough, make 2 small and 2 large triangles for hands and feet. With scissors, make 4 cuts at broad ends of triangles for fingers and toes; attach to arms and legs. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes.

Whisk egg with water; brush some over joints, pressing to seal. Brush entire skeleton with remaining egg wash; sprinkle with poppy seeds. Bake in 375F 190C oven for about 15 minutes or until golden.

Source: Canadian Living magazine, Nov 95 Presented in article "Kids & Fun: Happy Halloween" Recipe by Judy Schultz of "The Edmonton Journal"

Title: Black Cat Cupcakes

1 1/4 c Reduced Fat Oreo. cookie : crumbs 18 1/4 oz reduced fat chocolate cake : mix 24 pcs 16 oz reduced fat milk chocolate : frosting : black string licorice : jelly beans : semisweet chocolate chips : Halloween Oreo. cookies

Preheat oven to 350. Prepare 24-2 1/2" muffin cups with cooking spray and flour; set aside. Prepare cake mix according to package directions; stir in cookie crumbs. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from pans; cool on wire rack. Make cat faces on each of the remaining cookies: using some frosting, attach 4-1 1/2" licorice strings for whiskers, 2 jelly bean halves for eyes and 2 chocolate chips for ears. Let set at least 30 minutes. Frost cupcakes with remaining frosting. Stand cat faces on edge on each cupcake. Place 3" piece licorice string on back half of each cupcake for tail.

Recipe By : Recipes From Nabisco's Kitchen

Title: Eyeball Potion

8 oz Frozen whipped topping; -thawed Blueberries or raisins 1 1/2 c Boiling water 1 lg Pkg gelatin - any red flavor 1 c Cold water Ice cubes

Using a small ice-cream scoop, place 2 scoops whipped topping into each of 10 dessert dishes for "eyeballs." Place a blueberry or raisin in each scoop for the "pupil." Freeze 30 minutes, or until firm.

Meanwhile, stir boiling water into gelatin in large bowl at least two minutes until completely dissolved. Mix cold water and ice cubes to make 2-1/2 cups. Add to gelatin, stirring until slightly thickened. Remove any remaining ice. Pour about 1/2 cup gelatin around the two "eyeballs" in each dish, leaving the top of the "eyeballs" exposed. Refrigerate 1-1/2 hours, or until firm.

Source: Kraft Foods

From: Thomas Fenske

We were in the toy store Zany Brainy this weekend and they had several Ghoulish cookbooks in their Halloween section. Sorry, can't remember any titles, though. One had a section called "Main Corpses" and one item I remember was spaghetti and eyeballs. The trick was to insert a stuffed olive in each meatball, pimento side out.