Booooo! Scary Side Dishes!
October 4, 2011 6:50 AM Subscribe
We're having a Halloween party, and I'd like your suggestion for scary side dishes
- with some specific issues to address inside.
posted by librarianamy to Food & Drink (16 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
While working on our menu, we've come to discover that we're solid on main dishes, snacks, and desserts. It's when we come to side dishes that we're lacking. We've invited about 40 people and the food will be served as a buffet. *SPECIAL ISSUES* Gluten free, low sodium, vegetarian - I'd like at least one side to accommodate each of those people.
I'm not going "comic scary" or "cute Halloween" as much as kinda-sorta realistic scary - so far we've found a Jello salad that looks like gloopy dark red chunky blood, and are thinking of a pasta salad with various orbs (tomatoes, mozzarella, olives). Otherwise we're stuck. I've searched the archives, online, and Pinterest, but most of the suggestions I've found are for main dishes or desserts (well covered), or broadly for panna cotta modifications (blech).
We're sort of known as foodies, and aren't really limited by skill, time, or budget. As much as I'd like it to be creepy and fit the theme, I'd also like it to be delicious. Thank you so much!