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#Halloween Spaghetti & Eyeballs for Sadie Hawkins {The Daily Chaos 10/14/2011}

This post must be written lightening fast because I must leave soon to pick up my daughter from the high school's Sadie Hawkins dance and ferry her and her date to their next destination. How's that for a long, stressful run-on sentence full of far too many prepositional phrases.


We had the distinct pain honor of hosting the dance dinner for 19 teenagers tonight. I don't know about you but I remember Sadie Hawkins as the dance where the guys always said no. Seriously, teenage boys can cut a teenage girl's confidence to shreds. Oh who am I kidding, grown men still do that. So we had dinner in the backyard complete with Halloween lights and a cauldron full of bubbling homemade root beer. My husband loves the homemade root beer and is always the dry ice master chef of the brew. At one point, he came in from outside all dejected because apparently the ladle had fallen into the cauldron and the kids had been trying to fish it out with their hands.... he didn't feel like drinking root beer with possible teenage cooties I guess.


"Moldy Rolls" created with green food coloring.


We also served Spooky Salad, Moldy Rolls and Spaghetti and Eyeballs. Interested in making some eyeballs of your own? Check this out...


Halloween Meatball Eyeballs


1 pound ground turkey
1 pound ground beef
Salt and Pepper
Seasoning Salt
Green Olives
Black Olives


Mix the meats together thoroughly with the seasonings. You could also finely chopped onion and/or garlic salt if desired. Set aside. Remove the pimento from the green olives. Slice black olives into thin strips. Replace the pimento in the green olives with a small slice of black olive to look like a pupil. To make the meatballs, roll a small amount of meat mixture into a ball. Press your finger into the center of the meatball to make a hole where you can insert the olive "eye". Place the meatballs onto a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil and bake for 35 minutes at 350 degrees.


I can't wait to get all the post-dance drama dishing later. Or maybe I should be scared....


*UPDATE:
After all was said and done (and Josie is now home in bed) pretty much all I got was "I sure like dating because it shows me who I don't want to spend the rest of my life with". Ha!!

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