Halloween Spider Eggs

picXnMZgaThese little spider eggs are so cute and easy to make I just had to share this recipe with you. I cannot take credit for this, but I couldn’t keep it to myself. I hope you enjoy and include the kids in on it. It will be a fun project for the whole family.

Ingredients:

  • 6 hard-boiled eggs, halved
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • black olive, whole

Directions:

  1. Cut eggs in half lengthwise. Slip out yolks and mash.
  2. Stir in mayonnaise, mustard, salt, and pepper.
  3. Cut whole olive in half lengthwise
  4. Put one half on mashed yolk for the spiders body.
  5. Thinly slice the other half for the spiders legs. Put three legs on each side

Baked Ziti In a Jar

baked ziti in a jarOne of my families favorite meals is Baked Ziti so I set out on a hunt for a basic recipe for my food storage, with a twist of course to my families specific needs. I like to stress that you can play with any Meal in a Jar recipe and make it your own. Have fun with it!! 🙂

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Start with all your powdered ingredients on the bottom of the jar. This will insure you do not suck any of the powder into your vacuum sealer. (Attachment for sealing jars.)You can also opt to use an O2 absorber if you do not have or want to buy a vacuum sealer. I have found that in the long run, purchasing a sealer is cheaper than continually buying O2 absorbers.
  2. Next add, in this order, onions, meat, noodles, and mushrooms. You might have to press the ingredients down some for it to all fit.
  3. Last, top it off with your cheese in a sandwich baggy.
  4. Seal jar with vacuum sealer or O2 absorber.
  5. Attach cooking instructions to outside of jar along with the date you made it. Sealed properly, this should last many years in your pantry as all ingredients are freeze-dried or dehydrated.

Cooking Instructions for the label:

  1. Add five cups water to all ingredients, bring to a boil on med/high heat.
  2. Reduce to a simmer for about 15 minutes or until noodles are done and it is semi thick.
  3. Re-hydrate cheese while this is cooking by spraying cheese with a little bit of water using a mister or spray bottle.
  4. Serve with cheese on top and enjoy!!!

(Note: The base recipe I used for this was created by Chef Tess and altered to fit my families likes.)