Monday, October 25, 2010

Sometimes a meathead is just that…

Have I got a recipe for you! For the annual Halloween party, I made this little number and let me tell you…he was a hit! Yes, I said he.

Meet Meathead!


Want to learn how to make him? It’s easy and fun. Okay, let’s grab the ingredients…


Alas! Poor Yorick! I knew him as a fellow of infinite jest…”

First you will need a skull. I found a lot of foam ones, but held out until I found a plastic one. He’s more life sized and shaped than the foam ones.


You’ll need about a pound and a half of thinly sliced ham and some cream cheese. I used the whipped kind because it spreads easier.


First you’ll want to wash your skull. Be careful not to get soap in his eyes. Oh wait. Nevermind.


Now take the cream cheese and spread it all over the skull. Just like frosting a cupcake. Well, except it’s a skull. There is another thing you can do, if you want to give your meathead a more gory look. Make some red Jell-O (jiggler or finger style) very thin on a cookie sheet. Cut small pieces and place over the skull in place of the cream cheese.


Cut the ham into wide strips and start placing it all over the skull. The cream cheese helps it stick. I did a lot of crisscross, too.


Layer it on nice and thick! Especially around the top of the skull, where people will be pulling it off.


I used two mozzarella balls for the eyes, with little dried cranberries for the pupils. You could use olive slices, too. (My olives were too big). You could also use big pearl onions, for a more translucent look.


Now wrap him in plastic wrap and put in the fridge to scare the crap out of your kids until you’re ready to bring him out for the party.


Place him on a tray with lettuce for garnish. I added more meat and cheeses and had a basket of rolls next to him. The guests had a lot of fun making little sammies with his “skin”.

Man! I hate it when no one tells you have a lil sumthin in your teeth, right there.


  1. Okay Dawn, that freaked me out. The head in the frig is way too Addams Family for me.

  2. THAT? Is pure awesome. I'm so doing that next year.

  3. I love it! Although the red Jello would have been a neat effect, I like the cream cheese idea better.

    It's going to be hard to top that next year...

  4. I'm eating my breakfast and my tummy did a little flip! That is absolutely incredible! Dawn, I think you should be a food stylist, you have a gift!

  5. That is one of the best Halloween party dishes that I've ever seen.

  6. Very cleaver!! You go girl, I love it and I know yall had a great amount of fun with it!

  7. O...M....G! Can't tell if I'm utterly grossed out or utterly amused!

  8. You really know how to rock Halloween. That is the cleverest and grossest Halloween dish I've seen so far. Brilliant, Dawn. ....but no way could I eat a "sammie" made out of this guy...eww.....

  9. It certainly was a hit! Thanks for making it!

    I am thinking of doing it for Thanksgiving, but I'll use turkey instead. Or would that be inappropriate?

  10. That is fantastic! You are so creative! I wanna come to one of your parties, they sound fun. :)

  11. Dawn, that is absolutely fabulous! Fun, creepy and easy. I'm bookmarking this one.

  12. If I can find a skull while I'm out this week I'm going to do me up one of these fellas for my neighborhood bonfire on sunday.

    Now I just have to think of a great cocktail to make.


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