This article is courtesy 719woman.com.
Entertaining during the holidays doesn’t mean you have to go to a lot of trouble. Sure you can throw a party or host a formal dinner, which will require more time and money, or simply invite friends over for cocktails, games, and munchies.
HUMMUS SKULL PLATTER WITH VEGGIES
Prep Time: 20 minutes
On a large platter, spread 1 family size container (17.6 ounce) hummus in the shape of a skull. (About 10 inches long and 8 inches across the cheek area.) For eyes, use 2 thin red beet slices topped with 2 thin radish slices and the end slices from a pitted black olive. Create eyelashes with halved pitted black olive slices. For the nose, use a thin beet slice cut into a heart shape. Make a mouth from sliced almonds and a piece of chive or green onion. Use sliced mini sweet peppers, sliced cucumbers and sliced baby carrots for other features and as decoration. Arrange more of these vegetables plus halved radishes around skull for dipping.
MUMMY PRETZEL RODS
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
- 2 10-ounce packages white candy melts (like Wilton) melted
- 16 pretzel rods
- 32 candy eyeballs (like Wilton)
Place melted candy in tall glass. Dip pretzels into candy; tap against edge of a bowl to smooth and shake off excess. Let sit on wax paper about 15 minutes. Reheat remaining candy melts. Transfer to zip-top bag; snip corner. Holding each pretzel over bowl, pipe on “bandages.” Add eyes. Let sit 15 minutes.