I love Halloween! What’s not to love about pretending to be someone or something else and getting free candy? But I also love the spooky movies, foods, and drinks that come with Halloween. We recently (meaning this is the second year) began a new Halloween tradition where we have a party and then take the kids trick-or-treating through the neighborhood. Part of the fun is coming up with creepy foods for the kids to eat. What could be creepier (and more disgusting) than ghoul guts served in a ghoul stomach? The best part is that it’s actually kinda healthy. I mean it does have spinach after all!
1 package (10 oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1 container (16 oz) sour cream
1 cup mayonnaise
1 package Knorr vegetable recipe mix (found in the dry soup aisle)
1 can (8 oz) water chestnuts, drained and chopped
Combine all ingredients and chill about 2 hours.
How to turn plain spinach dip into Ghoul Guts
Drop a few drops of green food coloring into the dip, but don’t stir it up completely. You want to have variations in the coloring.
Now for the stomach
Buy a round loaf of bread suitable for use as a bread bowl. I used King’s Hawaiian and just got it in the bakery section of the grocery store. Cut off the top of the stomach, I mean bread, and put it aside. Scoop the center out and then smash down the bottom and insides just to the edges. This is one time you do not want to flatten your stomach!!! You want a bowl not six-pack abs. Take red food coloring and drip around the edges and sides of the bread. Be careful because this is going to stain anything it comes into contact with. Maybe you should put a newspaper or something down on your counter top first. Then get green food coloring and do the same. I also used a small brush to “paint” around the edges a bit. Let it dry for a little while before adding your guts. For the lid, I just used green food coloring and the brush to give it a green cast. When you are ready, add your guts and cover with the lid to make Ghoul Guts in a Ghoul Stomach!
I tested this recipe on adults at a costume party this past weekend and it was a hit! OK so it was a hit after I forced them to quit being big babies and taste it. It really is delicious and with the few additions, a fantastically gross dip for Halloween.