The creepier the better when it comes to Halloween, right? It’s the one night of the year we get to indulge all those fears of the dark, explore our ghoulish depths, and wallow in the macabre.
For Halloween and especially Halloween parties, the hairs on the back of your neck should stand up. You should shiver, more than once.
That includes food.
- Toast sticks for breakfast become tombstones.
- Cookies, shaped just right, become the disgusting but delicious Witches Digits.
- Green Alien Guts might just appear in the bowl for lunch.
- Monster Marshmallows might do the monster mash after dinner.
- Followed by a plate of Dirty Q-Tips.
- And simple guacamole? Why, it’s Gory Green Monster Eyeball Dip, of course.
This year, I’m going after the arachnophobes. Those who fear spiders are going to squeal when I walk in to the party with my Spider Bites. Go ahead, wrap your lips around that Black Widow. You had better close your eyes first!
I’ll offer sips of Spider Blood to wash it down. Spider Blood, for those who don’t know, is better known as Gallo Family Vineyards red wine. For this party, I’m suggesting Merlot (for those who prefer a drier wine), and Red Moscato (for those who like a fruitier wine). Or mix them together for a half-and-half!
What should you wear as your costume? Black, or course. And a spider fascinator. I got mine online so many years ago. (I’ll bet you could make one out of feathers and beads, if you are crafty. Or a craft-store spider that you attach to a headband.)
Prepare yourself to be the most popular dark culinary queen at the party.
Today’s Sunday Supper recipes
This week our #SundaySupper blogger crew is celebrating Frightfully Fun Entertaining, sponsored by Gallo Family Vineyards. They’d love it if you connected with them on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube. I enjoy chatting with them on their social media about wine pairings with my recipes.
Check out our collection of 20 recipes we have lined up for you today from the Sunday Supper cooks, and our wine suggestions for each of them. I recommend you try my delicious Spider Bites with some Spider Blood.
Gallo Family Vineyards Merlot makes a velvety, dark red, full-bodied blood, hinting of black cherry, ripe plum and a whiff of oak. Red Moscato is a brighter colored blood, lively with sweet citrus and peach flavors and a hint of red berry. You can find them in your grocery store (or use their store locator here) and get a $1 off digital coupon here.
If you don’t want Spider Bites, choose something else from the menu below that makes you shiver.
- Beef Stew with Ghost Dumplings by Momma’s Meals
- Blackened Chicken Legs with Red Beets and Potatoes by Jelly Toast
- Brain Cupcakes with Red Moscato Wine Shooters by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Dracula Wine Jelly by Basic N Delicious
- Gallo Family Red Moscato Cocktail by Flour On My Face
- Ghoulishly Good Red Moscato Punch by The Weekend Gourmet
- Halloween Buffalo Ranch Pork Bites by Family Foodie
- Meringue Bones with Raspberry Sauce by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Mummy Calzone by The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Poison Apple Pomegranate Sangria by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
- Pumpkin Chili by The Foodie Army Wife
- Red Moscato Candied Apples by The Messy Baker
- Red Moscato Spider Sangria by Run DMT
- Red Velvet Cake Eye Balls by Take A Bite Out of Boca
- Red Wine Caramel and Chocolate Apples by Ruffles & Truffles
- Roasted Garlic Hummus by Alida’s Kitchen
- Smoked Trout Pate Spider Bites by Shockingly Delicious
- Steak Bites with Bloody Maria Dipping Sauce by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Witches Blood Risotto by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Zombie Bite Wine Slushies by Feed Me, Seymour
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