Who is getting excited about Halloween? I have to admit, I’m not much of a Halloween fan… kids dressing up and going around house to house begging for candy… most of which will end up in the trash at the end of the night… doesn’t make sense to me.
Now, that being said, I do love hosting and attending parties… don’t really care the occasion!
If you are hosting OR attending a party this year, I have a seriously fun and easy recipe for you.
With all the candy and sweets all of us eat around this time of year, starting with Halloween and ending with Valentine’s Day, we really need something healthy to eat! Hass avocados from Mexico are perfect for snacks at home, parties, or just to add to your favorite sandwich. Avocados are available all year round, so it something healthy you can have in your house all the time (and we do!).
I know you are dying to hear what recipe I have for you, so here it is…
Ummm… yum, right!? Can you just see this in the middle of your table (or your friends’ table) at a Halloween party!!!!
Alright, so here’s your step by step:
First, wash the outside of your pumpkin (I suggest getting a couple so you have one to practice cutting on). Awe… look at the pretty pumpkin!!
Then make small slits in your pumpkin, just as you would a potato. Just make sure you do it where no one will see since your pumpkin will be displayed! I did a few on the bottom and a few on the top, like so:
Now, your pumpkin is ready for the oven. Let it cook on 350 for 45 minutes. Remember to use pads or gloves when taking it out of the oven! Set it down on the stove or counter. Now, you can let it cool down a tad, but it’s not really necessary. I started the next steps right away. It’s really up to you.
First thing you will do with your pumpkin is make a nice round cut around the top to remove the top of the pumpkin. Be gentle with this, though, because you will be putting it back on the finished product.
There will be a few seeds on the top of the pumpkin you just cut off. Go ahead and scrape those off into a bowl. Then, scrape the rest of the ‘guts’ out of the pumpkin into a bowl like so:
I used a serrated grapefruit spoon, but a regular spoon would work, too.
Now, it’s time for the fun part! Carving the puke face! For the eyes, you will do a kind of crescent moon, with half circles at the top. For the mouth, just a circle. It’s best described in a picture:
I would like to note, this is just the face I came up with…. use your imagination and do something different if you don’t like this one. Honestly, it doesn’t matter! Have fun with it!
Next, make your favorite guacamole recipe. Mine has avocados, roma tomatoes, onion, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Guacamole is such an easy and forgiving recipe. It’s super hard to mess it up. Sometimes, I just make it with avocados and spices and skip the tomatoes and onion. For this recipe, though, I highly recommend the tomatoes and onions, even if they aren’t your favorite, because it adds to the ‘puke’.
Alright, at this point, your pumpkin should be carved and your guacamole is made. Now, put your pumpkin on a large plate or serving platter. Serving platter works best if you have one. Put it on the end or edge of the plate. Add a spoonful of guacamole through the top of the pumpkin and put it on the bottom of the pumpkin by his mouth. Then, spread the remainder of the guacamole out from his mouth onto the plate. Surround the guacamole with chips and it is ready to serve!
How stinkin’ perfect is that for your next Halloween gathering??
If you have a fun idea for a Spookamole recipe, go ahead and make it and take pictures, because Avocados from Mexico is running a contest! Submit your recipe HERE. You DO NOT have to have a blog in order to enter the contest! Just a fun, yummy recipe.
Have fun creating your recipes!
Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a Spookamole blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Avocados from Mexico and received avocado items to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking
the time to participate.