Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Who can resist putting on a costume and pretending to be their favorite rockstar, cheerleader or even a Girl Scout like Terry and I did one year? I love having friends over for a quick bite and a creepy cocktail like The Black Widow Martini (look for the recipe in next week’s post) before the begging begins. This Spooky Spuds Bar is the foolproof dinner on Halloween night. I prepared all the toppings the day before and had the potatoes wrapped and ready to be popped into the oven an hour before my guests arrived. This potato bar is simple and everyone can prepare their spud to their personal liking. I served the potatoes on paper plates along with plastic forks so the Halloween beggars could toss their plate and potato shell into the trash before heading out to trick-or-treat. Best of all, when dinner was over, I was not left with a “scary” dirty kitchen, and was able to sit back, sip my Black Widow and wait for my doorbell to ring….trick-or-treat!!
Directions for a Spooky Spuds Bar for 8 of your favorite goblins…
8 baked potato or sweet potato (clean potato, wrap in foil and pierce all over with a fork. Bake at 350 degrees for about an hour)
1 carton of sour cream
1 package of bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 bunches of chives, sliced thin
1 jar of Marshmallow Fluff (so good on the sweet potato)
Bake the potatoes and carefully cut them down the center making a nice pocket for all of the goulish toppings. Set up your “Spooky Spuds Bar” someplace the goblins can line up to assemble their potato.
Make sure to have plenty of delicious Halloween treats. I bought some cupcakes and cookies from a local bakery and made a boxed brownie mix with frosting, then added all the Halloween toppers. Can’t get much easier than that.