Monday, October 27, 2008

On a Happy Halloween Note!

A couple of weeks ago I took my son to the ortho-dontist and was flipping through magazines while I waited for him. I picked up a Family Fun magazine and found a few recipes for Halloween treats. My son and I tried a couple of them out over the weekend and I wanted to pass an easy and fun idea along to you.

It's called Salty Bones! Just get a can of refrigerated bread dough (we picked up the bread sticks variety) and preheat your oven according to the directions on the can. Separate the strips of dough and shape each one into a bone shape on cookie sheet. (You can make the rounded ends by cutting about an inch and a half down on the center of each end, then rounding the strips toward the middle of the bone. If you pinch the the ends of the dough together they should stick. The bones will fluff up and look just perfect as they bake!) Before you pop them into the oven, sprinkle the bones with sea salt.

These were so delicious, and we had a lot of fun making the shapes! Last night we carved our pumpkins..... "Jack Skellington" is a favorite of ours, and my son found "Boofus" that we also enjoyed carving. We had a bit of an accident with one of Boofus' eye balls, but we figured with a name like Boofus, how could anyone really go wrong!

Enjoy preparing for Halloween!