Monday, October 27, 2008

Spooky Snacks

We had SO much fun at the Halloween party Saturday night! A big thanks to everyone who offered costume and snack suggestions.

The first snack I chose was "Lil Smokies Mummies" - Just wrap Lil Smokies (mini hot dogs) in crescent rolls, bake, and add mustard eyes. Couldn't have been easier. I saw this recipe when I was standing in line at the grocery store last week. Since I already had all of the ingredients at home, I knew I just HAD to make these! The second snack I prepared was an old standby - taco dip. I've been making this hot taco dip for years, and people don't seem to be getting tired of it just yet. I typically make it in a 9x13 casserole dish, but I decided to use a round baker so I could add the spider web on top. Do you like the spiders and snakes???
There really isn't a true recipe for this, but I will tell you what's in it:


1 lb. ground beef - browned and drained
Stir in one pkg. Taco Seasoning Mix

Layer the following in order in baking dish:
-8 oz. cream cheese - softened
-8 oz. sour cream
-15 oz. can refried beans
-Jar of salsa
-ground beef mixture
-shredded cheese

Bake at 350 until bubbly. Serve with tortilla chips or Fritos. We like Fritos Scoops because they don't break when you dip:)

The recipe as shown in the photo has been doubled.

Be sure to stop back by tomorrow for the BIG COSTUME REVEAL!!! Guaranteed to make you laugh:)

14 comments:

nikkicrumpet said...

HAH...those little mummy weenies are the cutest dang thing! I just bet they were a HIT at the party! The taco dip sounds YUMMO!

Mental P Mama said...

I could eat all those mummies in one sitting. Too cute!

Grandma J said...

I love the mummies, and I too, could probably polish off the whole bunch!
I have to invite you to my next party...yeah, if I have one.

The Incredible Woody said...

Glad you had fun!! We love taco dip too!

Amy said...

Yumo!! Everything looks spooktacular!!

Anxious about tomorrow!!

BusyBeeSuz said...

I love both snacks and seriously, I would push someone down for a pig in a blanket...add mustard and I will smack a puppy. (just kidding, I would push down the puppy too)
I loved your comment about the boxer book and hot boxer poster. You are too funny.

Vered - MomGrind said...

The Lil Smokies Mummies look AMAZING. I can't believe they're so easy to make!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Frito Scoops are absolutely The Best. And take a gander at the list of ingredients: instead of being four paragraphs long, it's quite simple. Therefore it must be good for you.

That's my story and I'm stickin' to it.

Your taco dip looks delectable!

Living on the Spit said...

Those little mummies are the cutest things ever and I love how you adapted something that is yours for a holday party. That is really creative.

I can not wait to see the costumes!!!

Marlene

Amy-littletoesandcheerios said...

I like the little mummy snacks...how clever is that?! And looks so easy and yummy too.

Thanks for your comment on my "tantrums" post.

(Sometimes!) Serendipitous Girl said...

Those little mummies are SO cute! I'm putting that idea in my little Halloween idea box along with that DIP! I love me some mexican food. Can't wait to see your costume!

Suz @ Alive in Wonderland said...

I am totally doing those pigs in a blanket dressed-up like mummies. Thanks for the idea!

HalfAsstic.com said...

YUMMM!

themuseasylum said...

I love those mummy weinies! I think I'll have to bookmark that post for next year!

Sis2 makes a taco dip very similar to yours. It's SOOOOOO good!

Glad you had a good time at the party! :)