Welcome to the 13 Days of Halloween
I always save my witch themed day in the 13 for the weekend. There’s nothing I like better than working on my costume while watching a season of the classic TV show “Bewitched”. So, some of what I did today, I’ve already featured in the post “Every Witch Way” but when it ain’t broke . . . Anyone else a Bewitched fan? Last year, around Christmas time, Target was running a special on seasons of the show on DVD. I got all the seasons for like five bucks a piece. Score! I love that I can now binge-watch whenever I want. And that’s exactly what I did today. Let’s get started.
In this post:
- I Bewitched
- Song of the Day
- Tonight’s Movie
- Dinner, Beverage, and Dessert
I find it very hard to believe that there are grown people out there who don’t have a clue who Samantha Stevens is, but if you’re one of them, click here. Now that I’ve knocked some sense into you, please enjoy the following video.
This teaser trailer from 1964/65 does a great job of capturing the fun and magic of this show. Still not convinced? Fine! Please enjoy another video.
Hahaha! Pies flying everywhere. Here’s one more and it’s Uncle Arthur, my favorite secondary character.
Song of the Day
Did you notice what they were watching on TV? Boom!
Dinner, Beverage, and Dessert
- Guts and Eyeballs
- Witch Hats
- Witch’s Brew
- Creepy Witch Fingers
Guts and Eyeballs
This one is easy and no specific recipe is needed. Simply prepare your spaghetti as you normally would and then add the “eyeballs”. For the “eyeballs,” I buy a bag of frozen ones and cook them in the oven at the recommended temp for all but the last 5 minutes of cooking time. That’s when I take them out of the oven, place a small square of mozzarella cheese on top of the meatball then a sliced black olive on the cheese. Put them back in the oven and cook for the remaining 5 minutes. Mix the sauce into your spaghetti and place “eyeballs” on top.
Witch Hats (also called Abracadabra Hats)
This recipe comes from a cookbook in my vast collection, but it can also be found here.
1 package crescent dinner rolls (8 rolls)
1/2 teaspoon dried basil (optional)
16 turkey pepperoni slices
3 to 4 salami sticks, cut into 2-inch pieces (I use pieces of string cheese instead)
2 cups pizza or marinara sauce
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Separate dough and place individual pieces on work surface. Gently shape each piece into long triangle. Sprinkle triangles evenly with basil, if desired.
- Cut pepperoni pieces into crescent shapes using small cookie cutter or knife. (Each slice will make 2 crescents). Place 1 salami stick piece along base of each dough triangle. Partially roll up dough to cover salami and create brim of hat. Place 2 pepperoni crescents on top part of each hat; place on ungreased nonstick baking sheet. Bake 12 minutes or until golden brown at edges.
- Meanwhile, warm sauce in small saucepan over low heat. Serve hats with warm sauce for dipping.
This recipe can be found at “Every Witch Way“.
Creepy Witch Fingers
This is a picture of the one’s I made tonight. I forgot to do the knuckle lines–whatevs.
I didn’t really follow a set recipe for this one either but here’s on that is almost exactly what I did.
Tonight’s dinner has always been a fave. In fact, this is what I made for our first 13 days of Halloween din. My youngest son was only 4 at the time and he wanted nothing to do with the eyeballs, haha. I forgot to mention that I used the garlic flavored crescent rolls and they made a nice substitute for the traditional garlic bread that would be normally served with spaghetti.
Until tomorrow . . .