This month’s theme was hosted by Simply Inspired Meals. She allowed a lot of free reign choosing a general topic of “Halloween movies”. I was glad she didn’t pick anything terrifying - this allowed me, the chicken, to choose a non scary movie as my inspiration. Non scary Halloween movies are few and far between, if I’m being perfectly honest. And most of them are kids movies. I thought about doing “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”, but wanted to challenge myself with a movie I hadn’t seen. I ended up choosing the latest Addams Family animated movie.
Last year for Food n Flix, the October pick was the live action Addams family from the ‘90s. I ended up enjoying the movies immensely and making some delicious pancakes to boot.
The 2019 Addams family was underwhelming to say the least. In my opinion, it didn’t have any of the charm that the previous movies had (I need to go back and watch the old TV show now and see how that adds up!)
So what to make? Any food that appeared on the plates of the Addams family members was usually slightly grotesque in nature (eyeballs and the like). I took that, plus Thing’s (the disembodied hand character) foot fetish (yes, you read that correctly), and decided to make Feet Loaf. Delicious and grotesque - it definitely fits the Halloween bill!
Inspired by My Name is Snickerdoodle
2 slices onion
10 pieces of onion, cut in squares
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment.
Make the meatloaf according to recipe instructions. Split the raw meat into two parts. Form into a foot shape. Place an onion ring on the “ankle” of each foot and add onion “toenails”
Bake for 30-45 minutes or until the thickest part of the feet loaf is cooked to 165 degrees F.
Before serving, drizzle ketchup over the “ankle” stumps.