Halloween is all about all things creepy: white plastic ghosts hanging from trees; plastic hands reaching out of the ground with blood painted on and gnarly green skin; paper skeletons peering out of windows, nearly always posed with their hands on their hips as if they’re indignant about having to stand there all skin-naked and exposed. This Halloween, take the celebration a step beyond just decorating, and make a spooky dinner with your kids. Not only is this dish quick, inexpensive and just spooky enough to be fun, your kids can do most of the work themselves.
For your yummy mummies, you’ll need a can of refrigerated breadstick dough, sold alongside the refrigerated biscuits at your grocery store. You’ll also need a package of hot dogs–any kind will do: beef, turkey, pork or even tofu dogs. Mustard or ketchup complete the list of ingredients.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Open the bread stick dough and separate the dough into individual sticks. Lay them out on a sheet of waxed paper or a large cutting board.
Place the end of one hot dog on the end of one unbaked bread stick, so that the hot dog and the bread stick dough form an L shape (the bread stick part of the L will probably look kind of wiggly, but that’s okay). Wrap the dough around the hot dog from the bottom to the top. You can stretch the dough out a little bit so that it covers a lot of the hot dog. About 3/4 of the way up from the bottom, leave a little gap for the mummy’s face. Try to overlap the bread dough a little bit so that it looks like the mummy’s bandages. When your mummy is all wrapped up, place it on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Repeat this process for the remaining hot dogs and bread dough.
Put the pan in the oven (have an adult do this part) and bake the yummy mummies for 15-18 minutes, or until the breadstick bandages are a nice golden brown.
When the mummies are done, have an adult remove them from the oven. Let them cool for a few minutes and place them side-by-side on a serving platter or tray. Use a toothpick or a very small paintbrush to add two ketchup or mustard dots to the mummies’ faces, for eyes. Serve with additional ketchup and mustard for dipping.