Thursday, October 20, 2011

Celebrating Halloween with Hormel Foods - Review and Giveaway


Making creative fall-themed meals or Halloween snacks with Hormel Foods doesn't have to be frightening; In fact, you can be a Halloween hero with the collection of easy and creative Halloween recipes from Hormel Foods. 

We celebrate Halloween all month long at my house.  It's one of my favorite occasions and I like to make the most of it.  One snack that I recently created with my children was the Mr. Crab recipe.  Not only is it festive for Halloween, it also incorporates vegetables in a fun way.


Mr. Crab recipe

Ingredients:

1 (15-ounce) can Hormel® Chili With Beans

4 Kaiser rolls or buns

1 (8-ounce) package Hormel® Pepperoni

3 slices American cheese

1 cucumber , sliced

4 cherry tomatoes, cut in half

Carrot sticks

Directions:

1.Heat chili according to package directions.

2.  Meanwhile, split and toast rolls.

3.  Cut pepperoni into small triangles and cheese into medium triangles.  Cut carrot sticks for legs and slice cucumbers for eyes.

4.Fill each roll with 1/2 cup warm chili. Transform rolls into "Mr. Crab" by adding carrot-stick legs, pepperoni lower teeth and cheese upper teeth. Finish with eyes of cucumber slices and tomato halves attached with wooden picks.

The kids ate the heck out of these snack sandwiches.  I thought they were fitting for Halloween and fulfilling as well. 



Hormel Foods has come out with a limited edition dip kit that's currently only available at exclusive locations.  The brand new Hormel chili cheese dip kit is a can of Hormel chili without beans packaged with Hormel cheese sauce.  Combining the two cans together in the microwave make for a delicious dip.  Other ingredients can be added to it if you desire.  The Chilli Cheese Dip Kit is super easy to make.  It requires combining the ingredients of the two cans together in a bowl and microwaving them for just a few short minutes.  I made it up and served it with tortilla chips.  It's mighty tasty!

Right now, until 12:00 pm CT on October 24th, Hormel Foods Recipes is running a Trick-or-Treat Sweepstakes on their Facebook page.  For a chance to win, Facebook users will have to "like" the page and fill out a simple entry form.  By entering the sweepstakes, you'll be eligibile to win one of five coupon prize packs worth $20 for Hormel products.

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One person will win Hormel Foods Goodies Prize Pack that includes: 
Hormel Chunk Breast of Chicken
Hormel Pepperoni Minis
Hormel Chili Cheese Dip Kit

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I received products from Hormel.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products.  Your opinions and results may differ.

176 comments:

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The first thing that comes to mind when I think of an Autumn meal is beef stew!

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When I think of autumn, I think of chili or beef stew made in the crockpot...both comfort foods for the cooler weather!
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I could have sworn I did this last night.

I love to make the one that looks like fingers. (Breadsticks with almonds as nails)

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We love Candy Corn pizza for Halloween (cheese pizza with 3 different kinds of cheese to make it look like candy corn) and I LOVE homemade chicken noodle soup with orange rolls on a cold autumn day!
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Love pumpkin bread and pie. We roast the seeds also
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