I received product from Schwan’s to make these holiday recipes
Halloween is a fun time for dressing up in costumes, going trick or treating, carving pumpkins, and having parties. One of the things that is always welcome when you get together for fun activities is the food. I was asked to make some halloween themed foods with the items Schwan’s Home Delivery sent me, which was two pounds of ground beef, and a tub of chocolate ice cream.
I used the ground beef to make some Ghostly Meatballs. They tasted really good, and were a cute too. Kids would gladly gobble them up before heading out the door to go trick or treating. You can use the already prepared Italian Meatballs that Schwan’s sells, but they are not gluten free, so I made my own.
1 lb ground beef
1/3 cup certified gluten free quick cooking oats
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
3 tablespoons gluten free Worchestershire sauce
12 thin slices of your favorite white cheese. I used baby swiss but you can use provolone, mozzarella, munster, or any other white cheese you like.
Mix first 7 ingredients together well in a bowl. Roll into 12 small balls. Place in a skillet with a lid. Cook on medium heat about 6 minutes with lid on. Turn the meatballs over, replace lid, and cook another five minutes, until cooked through and browned. Place the meatballs on a serving platter, and drape one slice of cheese over each one while they are still hot, so that the cheese will droop over the meatball while it melts. Makes six servings of two meatballs each for dinner, or 12 appetizers. Don’t these look fun:
Next, I made a gluten free Spider Ice Cream Cake. When you make a cake using ice cream, you have to work really fast to get it done before the ice cream melts! I was in a race against time.
Gluten Free Scary Spider Ice Cream Cake
1 box of your favorite gluten free cake mix baked according to directions in an 8 inch cake pan, completely cooled.
4 cups of Schwan’s Chocolate Ice Cream
1 pkg of cake frosting (I used Lemon)
8 black or chocolate liquorice sticks
2 marschino cherries or 2 red candies
olive oil spray
Bake the cake mix according to package directions in an 8 inch cake pan. Let the cake cool completely before starting to assemble. Place the cooled cake on a cake plate. Spread with frosting on the top. Set aside. Let the ice cream sit out of the freezer for a bit so that it will be soft enough to work with but not melted, about 10 minutes. Scoop the ice cream out of the container into an 8″ cake pan that has been sprayed with olive oil.
Use a flat silicone spatula to spread the ice cream out evenly and make it flat in the pan.
Place the pan of ice cream in the freezer for an hour to let it harden again. When the ice cream is refrozen and you are ready to take it out of the pan, use a clean kitchen dishrag that has been in very hot water and wrung out to wipe the outside of the pan to loosen up the ice cream layer so it will come out of the pan.
Place the ice cream layer on top of the cake layer. Very quickly frost the sides and top of the cake. When you have finished frosting the cake, put it back in the freezer for at least 20 minutes, or until serving time.
Before serving, place the 8 liquorice sticks on the top of the cake in the shape of spider legs. Add the two cherries or two red candies for eyes. There was supposed to be a round cookie on there too, but I did not have one, to make the body of the spider. See how scary the cake looks:
Schwan’s has lots of easy to prepare, good tasting foods that they will deliver right to your door. There are items for every taste, meal, and appetite. From appetizers to desserts, you can get it all from Schwan’s Home Delivery.