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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Spooky Eye's Surprise

Spooky Eye's Surprise

Every year we like to have a fun, freaky Halloween dinner to get into the fright of the night.  This year, we had our spooky dinner last week, and it was a sight for sore eyes! Sore eyes, droopy eyes, bloodshot eyes-all eyes really, because our theme this year was eyeballs :-) 

Everyone contributes to the fun of this festive feast, which makes it even more special.  My super creative daughter Megan came up with the main dish: 

Eyeball Enchiladas

These delicious enchiladas will make your eyes widen and your mouth water! They are both filling and tasty, and they were an enormous success among all of our dinner guests!

Eyeball Enchiladas
Serves 8 people

1 1/2 lbs hamburger or ground turkey
Taco seasoning to taste
2 cans Red Enchilada sauce
3 cans Elpato Sauce (found in the Mexican isle of your local grocery store)
Sixteen corn tortillas
8 eggs
Salt and pepper
Onions (optional)

Cook meat and season with taco seasoning. Drain grease.
Place the Enchilada sauce and Elpato sauce in a medium
size saucepan and heat through.
In the meantime cook tortillas on a griddle (or fry in oil).
Dip cooked tortillas in the sauce and place on individual plates.
Layer tortilla, meat, onion, and cheese.
Dip 2nd tortilla in sauce and place on top of the cheese.
Place the plates in your oven set at 350 degrees until cheese melts and bubbles.
Cook eggs and place on top of the enchiladas.
Decorate with sour cream and olive for the eyeball.
Serve immediately.

Of course, you can't eat something like that without some "eye juice" to wash it down! We chose our favorite sodas and covered them with these special labels.  They're so cute they make you want to "deye"!

You can make these labels for your eyeball themed party by downloading them for FREE here: 

Here are some of my adorable children--I think that they're quite the lookers!

 Anthony and his "eye candy" Ana, and their sweet little pumpkin--the apple of their eye!

I put plastic eyeballs in everyone's glasses, and Anthony had to take his out--it was just a little too creepy for his taste! He was a huge fan of his eyeball enchilada, however--he didn't seem to mind having a stare-down with his dinner :-)  In fact, everyone seemed to enjoy having such a wide-eyed dinner.  Look out for more posts on this spooky supper!
For the whole eyeball party click HERE!

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