Friday, October 31, 2008

Eyeball Soup with Bugs... Anyone?

Happy Halloween!

Sweet treats have been abundant to celebrate the fun of Halloween, so I decided to incorporate a bit of the gross-out factor that Halloween usually encompasses into our dinner last night. Martha Stewart's folks came up with this icky-but-yummy soup idea that I re-named Eyeball Soup with Bugs.

Before you get too weirded out by the idea, I should tell you that it's really just a nice, tomato soup with cheese and olives that are manufactured to be the 'eyeballs' and 'bugs.'

Traveling bugs across the surface of your soup full of eyeballs... isn't that what everyone hopes for on Halloween night?

You're guaranteed to be dubbed the *cool* adult in the neighborhood if you serve this up to visiting children. Chilly day outside? Instead of offering kids a hot cup of cocoa, consider doling out mugs of tomato soup with an eyeball and a bug. Nothing but fun there.

Happy Trick or Treating tonight! We'll be following Harry Potter around our neighborhood (if we can manage to keep up with the sprinting from house to house). A glass of wine might just have to accompany our journey.

This recipe can be found HERE.

30 comments:

HoneyB said...

I think kids would love this! Happy Halloween!

Emiline said...

Oooooh creepy! But still delicious looking.

Victoria Sponge said...

That's brilliant and such a relief from all the sweet stuff! Happy Halloween.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

And that is so what Halloween should be about!

Sara said...

This is so cute! Have a great night!

emilyrena said...

A very cute idea, and it's actually good for you!

Susan said...

This is too cute.....what a great idea.

Barbara Bakes said...

Soup is on the menu for tonight. Maybe I'll have to add some bugs!

Michele said...

How adorable! And perfect for a Halloween dinner. :-)

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

Very fun and get a little disturbing... Ha Ha - Happy Halloween

Cathy said...

How clever is this! Kids and adults will get a chuckle out of this one. Happy Halloween.

Emily said...

How fun! I love all of the sppoky creations at Halloween!

Patsyk said...

I LOVE IT! So creative, and fun!

Lori Lynn said...

Adorable! My nephews will love this!

Proud Italian Cook said...

That so cute, it actually looks delicious to me! I'm an eyeball kind of girl ;)

CookiePie said...

I love it! Fabulous Halloween idea - the kids will love it!

Sharon said...

The bugs are my favorite part! I don't think you'll ever catch me saying that again :)

Nicole said...

Happy Halloween!

Maris said...

The eyeballs are adorable! I love this because it's kid-friendly but still simple and elegant - all of the things a Halloween dish should be, whether you're serving children or not!!

Gretchen Noelle said...

Hysterical! It may be hard to eat though with those creepy eyes looking back!

Erik said...

I think my kids would be laughing to hard to eat :)

Adam said...

HAhaaha I LOVE IT! Just make sure to get all the laughs out before they start choking on eyeballs :)

Sophie said...

Lol such a cute idea. I can't say I've ever wanted to eat an eyeball, but this post is definitely making me want to reconsider. Tasty soup...I've yet to make a tomato soup from scratch! Happy Halloween :)!!

Y said...

I like the one of the bug creeping across the soup. Cute!

VeggieGirl said...

SUCH a fun idea for the soup!! Even though the title is eerie, haha :-D

Grace said...

so many of the halloween recipes out there are clever or cute, but nasty. this is yummy and nifty--thanks! :)

Mark Boxshus "Cookie Doctor" said...

This is way too cute. It's perfect for all of the "adult" kids I know as well


"Doc"

Helene said...

I have to say, also, that this is too cute!

lalaine said...

Brilliant!

Pearlsofeast said...

wow what an awesome colour of the soup.Lovely presentation.