Watching my toddler get excited for holidays as each year passes makes getting ready for them even more enjoyable. It gives me the excuse to be a kid again and play with my food. I’ve seen dyed pasta before, some made into rainbow pasta, I’ve even seen it dyed black, for an even spookier spaghetti. Here I just split my spaghetti in half, boiling one batch in orange-dyed water and the other in purple-dyed water. Then I tossed them together with olive oil, a little butter, some garlic and a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese. I added a few pimento-stuffed green olives for “eyes” to give it a playful spooky look.
I found these metal skeleton serving spoons at Target for around $12.99 – how could I pass them up? They will gladly be serving spooky dinners for years to come in our home. And I can’t wait.
Spooky Spaghetti Recipe
I packet of spaghetti (whole-wheat or regular)
Food Coloring – yellow, red, and blue
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
Parmesan, grated for topping
Bring to medium-large sauce pans filled halfway with water to a boil. Add a couple of dashes of salt to each pot.
In one pot, add 20 drops each of red and yellow food coloring for your orange spaghetti. In the second pot, add 20 drops of each of blue and red for your purple spaghetti. Split the spaghetti in half and add one half to both pots and cook according to package instructions. Drain and return both batches to one bowl, toss with butter, olive oil and garlic powder. Add green olives if you so desire before serving. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan.