Lazy Mom’s Guide to Halloween Dinner

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Can you feel that? The chill in the air is already creeping in, and so are the Halloween decorations in every store I visit. As you’re well aware, I’m not a big fan of fall, but the holidays of the fall and winter seasons sure make the nip in the air a whole lot more tolerable.

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While I do love delighting my kids with a fun themed meal every Halloween season, I don’t always have the same zest for pulling off the details.

Today I’m sharing my lazy mom’s guide to Halloween Dinner. I’m including three, super-simple ideas for pulling off that cute themed dinner, without the prep.

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Skeleton Guts

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We’ll take any excuse to add Hillshire Farm® Lit’l Smokies® Smoked Sausage to the menu. Just microwave them according to the package instructions, mix in your favorite barbecue sauce, and you’ve got a killer appetizer! And, we think they add a clever touch to our Halloween theme dinner by serving them on top of this little skeleton we got at the dollar store. Delicious, and done!Lazy Mom's Guide to Spooky Halloween Theme DInner | Five Marigolds

Witch’s Fingers

Lazy Mom's Guide to Spooky Halloween Theme DInner | Five Marigolds Chicken strips are always a kid-friendly choice, and I love how easy it is to create the illusion of witches fingers. I bought Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips and prepared them according to the package. Then, I sliced them vertically to create “fingers.”

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Next, I cut triangles out of a red bell pepper and affixed them to the chicken fingers with ketchup. Serve with your preferred dipping sauces.

 

Mummies

Lazy Mom's Guide to Spooky Halloween Theme DInner | Five MarigoldsCorn dogs always get a round of fist pumps in this house!  I can’t think of an easier way to take this Halloween theme dinner up a notch than with State Fair® Corn Dogs. Just bake them according to package instructions and serve them on a platter. I bought those fun eye candies in the baking section and dipped them in ketchup to affix them to the corn dogs. Then, I drizzled ketchup on top.

Not a bad little spread, if I do say so myself.Lazy Mom's Guide to Spooky Halloween Theme DInner | Five Marigolds

More importantly though, the kids loved it.Lazy Mom's Guide to Spooky Halloween Theme DInner | Five Marigolds

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