Friday, October 3, 2014

Another CreatureFeature Guide To Hallowe'en On Roku - Day #03 - FIENDISH FOOD FRIDAY (First Course)

Welcome back, Boils & Ghouls...

... to 'Day Three' of "Another CreatureFeature Guide To Hallowe'en On Roku"  & to the first instalment of "Fiendish Food Friday" where I will be recommending some "scary starters", "macabre mains" and "devilish desserts" plus an assortment of (ahem) "finger food", all of which are very well suited to cater to the ghoulish guests at your spooky soirée this Hallowe'en season !!

So, if you're planning to host your own ghastly gathering on October 31st, you should make a point of visiting this blog EVERY FRIDAY between now and Hallowe'en for some inspirational ideas on how to conjure-up all those tasteless treats (sic) to fuel the zombie horde at your Hallowe'en celebration !!

The great thing about entertaining at Hallowe'en is that you can really let your imagination run riot and things can still be really simple, as well as creative, if you get into the spirit of things (no, wait! That was yesterday!). Anyway, I came across this great idea for a Hallowe'en pizza, on one of the other blogs taking part in the "Countdown To Hallowe'en", which makes use of mozarella "ghosts" and green olive "spiders" on a backdrop of "splattered blood" tomato sauce for the pizza base:- 

So, as you can see, it's pretty easy to come up with a creepy creation that will feed your ghoulish guests without too much trouble! That said, even if you do happen to get a bit stuck for ideas, you'll still be able to find plenty of inspiration among the seventy or so channels which populate the "Food" category of the "Official" Roku UK Channel Store. As a "for instance", I'm going to suggest one of our own favourite Hallowe'en treats, called "Mummy Dogs", which are both quick & easy to make and have the added advantage that they LOOK GREAT on the plate. There's a video recipe for how to make them on the 'Rebecca Brand Recipes' channel, the details for which are outlined below:-

REBECCA BRAND RECIPES.............................................COST: FREE [Roku Guide Review]

If you haven't already added it to your channel selection, you'll find "Rebecca Brand Recipes" listed among the "Food" channels in the "Official" Roku UK Channel Store and you can easily add it to your Roku player(s) by navigating to the built-in 'Channel Store' from the home screen and scrolling through the options until you see the (above) channel icon. It's completely FREE-TO-ADD as well as being FREE-TO-VIEW so, once you've located it in the list of channels, just click the "OK" button on your Roku remote to select it and then click "OK" again where it says 'Add channel' to install it on your Roku player(s). Having done that, it's simply a case of launching the channel via the 'Go to channel' option and navigating the on-screen menu to access the search function. From there, just type in the search term "halloween" using your Roku remote in conjunction with the on-screen keyboard and you will soon see a thumbnail image of the 'Mummy Dogs' among the recipe results.

A QUICK TIP: when making the 'Mummy Dogs' is to use the pre-rolled pastry you can buy in the supermarket rather than rolling out pizza dough (as in the recipe) as it saves a lot of time & effort. Also, you can leave out the seeds, when it comes to adding the eyes, because (from our experience) it's easy enough to just "dot" them on using the mustard dispenser. We also like to use tomato ketchup for a little "blood" on the "bandages" as ketchup & mustard on hot dogs are equally essential!

Once you've cooked them and added the mustard "eyes", you should wind up with something looking like the photo below. It's then just a case of adding as much ketchup "blood" as you require !!

There are several other Hallowe'en recipes on Rebecca's channel, such as Candy Ghost Fudge, Pumpkin Cheese Balls plus instructions on "How To Make Scary Halloween Punch" and/or "Ghost Hand Punch" plus the rather gross sounding "Ghoul Drool Halloween Drink", all of which can be found using the built-in search function within the Roku channel with the search term "halloween".

Meanwhile, to round-off this first instalment of "Fiendish Food Friday" on 'Day Three' of the annual 'Countdown To Halloween', I thought I'd share a short clip of how NOT to approach your pumpkin carving, courtesy of that very well-known "celebrity chef" from Sweden...

REMEMBER: DON'T BE A 'MUPPET'... chainsaws are for texan-style massacres at the movies, so be sure to carve your pumpkin(s) carefully using something better suited to a task such as this !!

Anyway, that's all for today... just remember to come back in 24-hours for 'Day Four' and more Horror / Hallowe'en-themed content, courtesy of "Another CreatureFeature Guide To Hallowe'en On Roku" when I will reveal another "themed" day for every Saturday throughout the month of October as we continue our "Countdown To Hallowe'en" for 2014...

Fangs (as always) for reading !!

1 comment:

  1. That ghost pizza is freakin' adorable. I've been wanting to make those little mummy dogs for a while. Maybe I'll finally do it this year!