Halloween means potlucks and the kids asking for interestingly disgusting meals! Why not have fun with the season and make a spooky meal for your family or potluck? I say surprise them all with Alien Brains! Simple and healthy with a perfectly horrifying twist perfect for Halloween meals!
• 1 pound ground turkey
• 1/2 cup uncooked long grain white rice
• 1 cup water
• 3 green bell peppers
• 2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
• 1 1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
• 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
• 1 small onion diced
• salt and pepper to taste
• 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
• ¼ Squash
Start by preheating your oven to 350. Now, place the rice and water in a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and cook until done. Next, in a skillet over medium heat, cook the beef until evenly browned. Remove and discard the tops, seeds, and membranes of the bell peppers. Arrange peppers in a baking dish with the hollowed sides facing upward. They may be uneven or unable to stand upright on their own so you can slice the bottoms of the peppers if necessary so that they will stand upright.
Slice the Squash so that each pepper will have 3 slices of squash.
Then, dice the onion. In a bowl, mix the browned beef, cooked rice, 2 cans tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, diced onion, Italian seasonings, salt, and pepper.
Bake the peppers for about 1 hour in the preheated oven, basting with sauce every 15 minutes, until the peppers are tender. For the last 15 min take the peppers out, being very careful use the toothpicks to secure the squash onto the peppers to give each one a pair of eyes and a mouth. If you want you can add parmesan or cheddar cheese to the tops, do so now. Cook for the remaining 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and add raisin for eye pupils if you want. Now, set in front of your starving masses and dig into your alien brains!
Watch with delight as they giggle and ewe at their monster satisfying meal! Take pictures and write down their musings in your kids’ journal. Enjoy the fact that your kids are having a healthy meal and they don’t even realize it! Cook this without the squash anytime for a healthy and easy fall/winter meal! Be creative with your faces and don’t be afraid to add different veggies! In closing, in order to feed the brains of our little monsters sometimes we have to create brains for them to eat!