Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A Nightmare on Pig's Feet

As October draws to a close, the creepy-crawlies come out to make even our favorite things scary:

Ahh! Bacon 'n slime! There's a Halloween breakfast that DARES you to try to eat it. (I think Craig Claiborne may have thought the mustard-dill sauce looked better in this photo for the 1976 Benson & Hedges 100's Presents 100 of the World's Greatest Recipes than it really did.... or maybe he just figured smokers wouldn't mind phlegm-topped bacon?)

The sad thing is that this barely registers on the scary pork scale. (The scary pork scale may not be one of the more useful units of measurement, but it is definitely one of the more interesting.) No, the prize for scariest costume will make dinner a real scream:

I don't know where to begin with this one! The dead, staring "eye"? The decorative citrus peel mockingly laced around piggy's throat? The way his little feet are curled up beneath him? The fruit cup full of an unidentified blood-red, jiggly mass? The crispy little upturned tail-- so simultaneously cute and sad-- that also makes me suspect the piggy might start shitting stuffing all over the platter at any second?

Should you want to permanently traumatize friends and/or enemies, here is the recipe:

Pleasant dreams!


  1. Hi Poppy!
    Halloween is most certainly not one of my favorite celebrations. However, in order to really put the scare into festive party goers, the suckling takes the trick or treat basket for sure!

    Thanks for sharing...

    P.S. I've decided to continue with Cookbook Wednesday for the rest of the year. If you would like to join in with Mae and a few other bloggers, you are more than welcome to join us. I'll be posting the logo this Wednesday and including a "linky" if I can figure out how to do it:)

    1. I might do that! I've been seriously falling behind lately since school has been so busy, but I hope to join soon!

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