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Halloween Dinner Ideas

Don’t carve them all.
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Save one pumpkin to serve out of  for Halloween dinner before they all leave for trick or treating.

Dinner in a Pumpkin

1 onion well chopped2 lbs ground beef (or ground turkey)

2 T soy sauce

2 T brown sugar

4 oz sliced canned mushrooms (drained)

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1 1/2 c of cooked rice

8 oz of chopped water chestnuts

3 or 4 strips of crumbled, cooked bacon (or turkey bacon)

1 small pumpkin cleaned and cored

Brown onion and meat in skillet. Stir in all other ingredients and fill the hollow pumpkin with the mixture. Wrap in foil and bake at 350 for 1 hour.

Just to be awesome, you could serve this with Frankenstein Ears and Ear Wax.

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1/2 c butter

1/4 tsp vanilla

1 egg yolk

1 c honey

Whip softened butter. Add vanilla and egg yolk. Add honey gradually while whipping.

The Mama’s Guide to Halloween

Halloween can be busy. Halloween can be fun. Halloween can be extremely stressful. The costumes, the decorations, crafts, activities, school parties, trick or treating, kids safety, food, recipes,...we get it. You’re most likely feeling overwhelmed with this spooky holiday. We’ve been there before too. Halloween is meant to be fun for everyone, not wear you down with all the minutiae of the holiday festivities! We’re here to help! Here’s what every Mama needs to know about Halloween. The Mama’s Guide to Halloween provides Halloween tips, tricks, resources, recipes, activities, costume ideas, and more!

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