Growing up, my mom served us hot dogs and chips for every Halloween dinner. It was a quick meal that she could prepare and still get us out the door to trick-or-treat, but it wasn’t very festive. The meal below, however, is fast, easy to prepare, inexpensive, and fun! These Halloween dinner recipes will get everyone into the spirit of the season, and you’ll have time to spare to get ready for all of those trick-or-treaters.
1 London Broil
1 bottle of Italian dressing
4-6 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
Place the London broil in a gallon-sized zipper bag. Add the chopped garlic and enough Italian dressing to coat well. Turn the bag a few times to coat the meat and marinate in the fridge for 2 hours up to overnight. Take the meat out of the bag and discard the bag and the marinade. Make sure no bits of garlic are stuck to the meat. Grill the meat on a grill or grill pan until medium inside. Let the meat rest for 5 minutes and slice against the grain on a 45° angle. Serve immediately.
2 packages chicken or beef flavored Ramen Noodles
½ cup pesto
¼ cup roasted red peppers, finely chopped
Prepare the ramen noodles according to the package directions, but discard the spice packets. After noodles are drained, place them in a bowl and toss them with the pesto and red peppers. Serve warm.
Witches’ Fingers and Nails
½ pound frozen whole green beans
¼ cup slivered almonds
2 Tbsp. olive oil
Pinch of kosher salt
Cook the green beans according to the package directions and drain. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, toast the slivered almonds until they are slightly golden and omitting a nutty aroma, about 1 minute. Add the green beans, olive oil, and salt to the skillet and toss to coat. Cook all together for about 1 minute to warm through and serve.