Halloween isn’t a big deal to me, so as a minimalist, I don’t feel a need to put blow up goblins in the front yard or line the sidewalk with jack-o-lanterns. But I will add some creepy fun with simple Halloween eats!
I don’t know who came up with these first, but back in 2009, I saw Martha Stewart do something similar on her television show, so I’ll give her credit. Slice hot dogs into long, skinny strips. Boil ‘em. They curl up like worms! Put them on hamburger buns, and you’ve got a worm sandwich.
It can’t get any easier. I saw this idea on the Free to Frugal YouTube channel. Draw jack-o’-lantern faces on clementines with a non-toxic marker.
So simple even my hound dog could do it. Just open a bottle of red juice. This particular flavor is beet-apple.
I crunched up some chocolate animal crackers for “dirt.”
Creepy eats and a few (always adorable!) trick-or-treaters make up my simple Halloween. No blow up goblins to take down and store in the attic, no cute (but space sucking) ceramic pumpkins to stuff in the closet . . . now bring on Thanksgiving!
Make this day even better. Consider:
• If you are curious about green living, Bea Johnson’s book, Zero Waste Home, is a good read. I thought I was pretty well versed on the habits of eco-conscious living (whether or not I actually employ those habits), but I learned a few things when reading Johnson’s book. Did you know that just because something says it’s flushable doesn’t mean you should flush it? Likewise, just because something says it’s biodegradable doesn’t mean it’s going to decompose when you throw it away. Johnson explains why we shouldn’t flush so many things as a way to deal with our waste, and why we shouldn’t always trust “biodegradable” labels. Some of her ideas are a little extreme. (I’m not going to unravel a silk cloth to use the threads as dental floss however clever that may be.) Other ideas of hers are quite reasonable and still leave room for a convenient lifestyle. I checked out the book from our library, but if the library didn’t have it, I think Johnson would have wanted me to buy the Kindle version rather than a tangible book. Anyway, Zero Waste Home is a good resource for learning about this particular focus of eco-conscious living.