Monday, October 17, 2011

Night of the Living Bread

Gather around, boys and ghouls! Halloween may be a kiddy and candy filled holiday for the majority, but what better time to host a party so lively, it will raise the dead! I think the child in all of us gets a little more mischievous and playful around this time of year. Whimsy and wonder lurks around every corner with collections of costumes, cauldrons of candy, and big-grinned jack-o-lanterns watching your every move! Even though we may be a little too old for the tricks, let the treats and eats be your focus this year. Offer to throw a ghastly get-together  for your closet friends. Throw a few cob webs on the wall, turn up the “Monster Mash”, and offer a bewitching buffet that will have those goblins screaming for more! The “Skeleton Bones” recipe below is more than easy and won’t “break” your bank for this year’s frightful fete!


1 tube of refrigerated breadstick dough

Coarse sea salt


Unroll a tube of refrigerated breadstick dough and separate the rectangular pieces. Working with one piece at a time, stretch the dough to lengthen it a bit and then use kitchen scissors or a knife to cut a 1 ½ inch slit in the center of each end. Roll or shape the resulting four flaps of dough into knobs that look like the ends of a bone. Place the dough bones on an ungreased baking sheet, spacing them a few inches apart, and sprinkle on a little coarse salt. Bake the bones until they are light golden brown, about 12 minutes. Makes 12 bones.

These bonafide breadsticks will look just darling on your spooky spread! Serve with "slimy” spinach dip, "macabre” marinara or spine-chilling cheese sauce. Let your menacing mind run wild this Halloween!