Severed hands and jack o’ lanterns

Since Halloween falls on a weeknight this year, this weekend was surely the busiest for Halloween celebrations.  I gathered with friends last night for pumpkin carving, horror movie watching, and food.  Best friend and I went with a Trick r Treat theme this year:




For dinner I tried my hand (ha!) at a grotesque meatloaf.  Meatloaf doesn’t appeal to you?  Maybe this one will:



I used the core of an onion for the bone protruding from the “hands” and would have used thin pieces of onion for nails, but as it was some guests aren’t so fond of onions.  You could also melt cheese on top in the last few minutes of baking for a skin type effect.  This turned out to be a hit, and I definitely want to experiment with more disgusting Halloween themed meal ideas.

Lastly, I’m not going to do a full review, but I recommend you don’t bother with the ABCs of Death.  It’s terrible.  But if you must, it’ll probably go down easier in a group viewing.  There were laughs, but mostly there was just mass confusion and mortification.  Of all 26 shorts, only a handful were enjoyable.  

How did you spend this past weekend?  What are your Halloween traditions?