Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Countdown to Halloween - Mummies - Day 1

For the first day of the Countdown to Halloween, we did a mummy theme again this year.

Found a pin on Pinterest for Meatball Mummies that led to Spend with Pennies.

To make six servings of this dinner, you need:

1 roll of prepared pizza dough
18 cooked meatballs (I made homemade meatballs)
6 strands raw spaghetti
12 edible eyeballs
1 tablespoon melted butter (optional - I didn't use)
Pasta Sauce for serving

Now, follow these directions:

Make the meatballs. I do this in the oven, so I kept it on for the next part of the recipe which also calls for a preheated 350 degree oven.

Cut the pizza dough into thin strips (about ¼" wide).

Thread 3 meatballs onto a strand of spaghetti to hold them in place. As a side note, because the meatballs were homemade and hot, the spaghetti noodles began to soften. The noodles didn't hold the meatballs in place like they would have had I used frozen, pre-packaged meatballs that were thawed.

At any rate, begin wrapping dough around the meatballs stretching and criss-crossing until the meatballs are covered. Leave a little space open for the eyes.

Remove the spaghetti strand and place the meatball mummy on a parchment-lined pan.

Bake 19-23 minutes or until browned. Remove from oven, brush with melted butter and add the edible eyeballs.

Serve with warm pasta sauce.

This was an easy-to-make dinner and one that we enjoyed.

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