If you’re ever invited to a Halloween luau party…

Reminder that this year’s NaBloPoMo theme on Quirky Cookery is “adults.” Content may not be appropriate for kids.

Pineapple carved to look like a zombie face with a laffy taffy candy tonue and jam blood.

Then obviously this zombie pineapple is the perfect hostess gift. Or maybe it would be your +1?

If you want some closeups of the teeth and tongue, definitely click here. Oh, and the eyes, too. Crepy! The eyes don’t appear to be edible and neither is the flower, that I know of, by the rest is. The tongue is actually laffy taffy candy and the “blood” is blackberry jam. Cool, isn’t it?

Two zombies with a zombie pineapple

Shrimp fried rice pineapple boats


Pineapple fried rice

In case you hadn’t noticed, I have this little thing for odd presentations. I like being able to eat out things that aren’t conventional dishes, too. I’m looking at you, avocados and watermelon bowls.

So obviously I want this, right? Not only does it sound delicious (hello chili mango sauce…how you doin’?), but it’s also in a fun, summery pineapple bowl. The only thing that might make it better is if it involved some awesome grill marks on the pineapple. Mmmmm.

Fun Olympic foods – Work what ya holiday gave ya

Bagels and cream cheese with fruit toppings to look like Olympic rings - blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, pineapple, green grapes - blue, black, red, yellow, green 
Cookies with icing to look like Olympic rings -  blue, black, red, yellow, green

Pizza with pepperoni circles to look like Olympic rings

Cake with  blue, black, red, yellow, green M&Ms candies to look like Olympic rings
The great thing about the Olympic rings is that there are tons of round foods to work with. Doughnuts, cupcakes, any food arranged in ring-shapes (think cucumbers or olives…not everything has to be color-specific even), plates, candies (lifesavers!)….don’t limit yourself!
And while the Olympic rings are iconic, of course, so is the torch, so don’t forget some ice cream cone fun, too:
Ice cream cone to look like London Olympics 2012
2012 Olympic game torches made out of popcorn ice cream cones
And a cookie medal!
Little girl posing with Olympics torch made of paper plate, toilet paper roll covered in gold foil, red tissue paper flame - Gold medal with cookie covered in foil