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Halloween Cat Veggie Tray

Updated on September 27, 2015

I need something super spectacular for the Spooktacular Trailer Rally

Our annual Spooktacular Vintage Trailer and Teardrop rally is coming up again and I need to bring something new to the table (literally). Each year I plan to make this and somehow, it never happens. However, we actually made it at home and found that it is much larger than the picture makes it appear.

This is not my own creation, I borrowed the photo and the recipe from Disney Family Fun where you can find many other great Halloween ideas, Wish I had time to make them all but this one just appealed to me. It is going to look really great surrounded by the stuffed rats I've collected.


Here Kitty, Kitty - I know there's a cat in here somewhere

Ingredients for the Halloween Cat Veggie Tray
Ingredients for the Halloween Cat Veggie Tray | Source

No cats were harmed in the making of the tasty and adorable Halloween treat.

WAIT...Homeschooling math lesson

Never pass up to work on our skills - Fractions

How many celery stalks does it take to make the legs of the cat?

We are starting with a little deductive reasoning. The legs are not celery stalks but celery sticks. What's the difference? Celery sticks are celery stalks sliced in half. Normally, when we eat celery, we are not that fussy so we had to reason this one out.

The celery sticks need to be approximately the same size as the feet. So before cutting the celery, it is necessary to find 16 baby carrots that are about the same size. He measured the carrots and they are about 2 inches. Now that we know how big the leg pieces need to be, he measured the celery stalks. They are about about 8 inches so we have deduced that it is going to take 1 celery stalks to make a leg.

Cutting the legs for the Halloween Cat
Cutting the legs for the Halloween Cat | Source

It would probably take much less time to make if we hadn't eaten some of the cut vegetables and had to make more.

  • Prep time: 1 hour
  • Ready in: 1 hour
  • Yields: 8

Ingredients

  • Assorted fresh vegetables of your choice, including:
  • Celery
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Green beans
  • Mushrooms
  • Zucchini
  • Cauliflower
Cast your vote for Ingredients for the Halloween cat body

Instructions

  1. Arrange vegetables shown in picture. I couldn't find squash when I was making the cat so used Ritz crackers for the backbone. It was still yummy.

Details of the cat face from my creation

Close up of the face of the Halloween Cat
Close up of the face of the Halloween Cat | Source

Cauliflower ears, tomato eyes with slits made of carrot. Carrot nose and celery mouth round out the face.

How to create the Halloween cat head - Black Bean Dip

Arrange the cat's features following the photo.

  • Prep time: 20 min
  • Ready in: 20 min
  • Yields: 4 to 6

Ingredients

  • 1 15.5 oz can of black beans
  • 1/3 cup medium-hot salsa
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
  • 4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 small clove of garlic minced
  • Shallow 6 inch bowl

Instructions

  1. Drain and rinse the black beans
  2. Combine the beans, salsa, cilantro, lemon juice, and garlic in a food processor and blend until smooth
  3. Combine the black beans, salsa, cilantro leaves, lemon juice, and garlic in a food processor. Blend until smooth. Pour into a bowl that is an appropriate size for the head. We used a 6 inch shallow bowl that is about the right size.
  4. Cut one cauliflower piece in half for the ears. Trim the stem to make it pointed. Use two cherry tomatoes for the eyes. On each eye, add a sliver of carrot. The nose is a carrot cut into a triangle and the mouth is two small celery slices to make the smile.

Campground friendly blender

Waring TG15 Tailgater Blender
Waring TG15 Tailgater Blender

If I am going to make this at the campground, I will need a blender. Since many of the campgrounds do not have hookups and you never know when a blender will be necessary, I might need one that will operate from the car's power point. It's a vintage trailer rally so I will have to hide it. They didn't have any in 1959.

 

Halloween Cat Assembly

Putting the Halloween Cat Veggie Tray together
Putting the Halloween Cat Veggie Tray together | Source

Debated what kind of tray to put it on but I think that white is the best color

I want all the veggie colors to show up. I did consider black to get into the spirit but the tomatoes might blend in. When we put it together, we discovered it quite large. We used the white board we had used for homeschooling. At the campsite, we will get white butcher paper and cover the table.

Would you serve your guest a skeleton cat?

I would serve this to my guest

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Our finished project

Finished, must say it was impressive!
Finished, must say it was impressive! | Source

What to do with all the left over vegetables after crafting your masterpiece?

Grasslands Road Halloween Ceramic Candy Bowl Assortment, 7-Inch, Set of 3
Grasslands Road Halloween Ceramic Candy Bowl Assortment, 7-Inch, Set of 3

OK, you've created the masterpiece but it won't feed a lot of people and being outside makes campers hungry. So, fill up containers with the remaining vegetables and double the dip.

 

NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh no, they are eating my Halloween Cat!
Oh no, they are eating my Halloween Cat! | Source

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      Robin S 5 years ago from USA

      I am sooo making one of these! Love it!

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      This is really different. I need to feature it on my Halloween Party Foods.

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      Samantha Devereux 5 years ago from Columbia Mo

      That's just awesome!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      This is a fun idea. I look forward to seeing more photos! I am going to link this to my Making Halloween Costumes lens.

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      Showpup LM 5 years ago

      So much fun! Making me think of other ideas, too. Could really add on to this. :)

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      gottaloveit2 5 years ago

      My mom's 95th birthday is October 29th so, this year, we're doing a Halloween party for 60. Your cat is definitely going to be the centerpiece of the table. I'll send you pictures. Adorable idea.

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      ChocolatteDesigns 5 years ago

      Neat idea! Fun for kids to make too!

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      john35055 5 years ago

      Great idea, thanks for the lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Black bean dip? I'm sold - forwarding on to my cook!

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      themeaparty 5 years ago

      Creepy yet healthy at the same time!

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      TopTenLists 5 years ago

      Great lens! Thanks.

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      SheilaVine LM 5 years ago

      nice

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      iWriteaLot 5 years ago

      How fun! Now I know what to take to my neighborhood Halloween party this year. Thanks!

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      JJNW 5 years ago from USA

      LOL...I totally love it. *** Blessed *** by a resting SquidAngel that couldn't resist.

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      Elsie Hagley 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Yes Just loved it and I would eat it, all though it's a shame to destroy it. *** Blessed*** by A new SquidAngel. My first blessing.

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      Cheryl Paton 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Such a neat idea! It's the only kind of cat I would eat.

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      halloweenprops 5 years ago

      These look delicious. Great lens!

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      SmithMikes 5 years ago

      tasty lens yummmy

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      I love this veggie tray, and especially that you turned it into a lesson. I would feel bad eating it and spoiling the design, though. Happy Halloween!

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      Karnel 5 years ago from Lower Mainland of BC

      What a great idea and good for you too, this is awesome thanks for sharing...Angel blessed!

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      Teri Hansen 5 years ago

      What a great healthy idea for the junk-foodish day of the year. :)

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      selectshopping 5 years ago

      Some truly ghoulish Halloween treats.

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      iijuan12 5 years ago from Florida

      What a fun idea! Blessed and liked.

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      Susan Deppner 5 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Wow, what a great job recreating this cute cat relish tray! I love the "Noooo!" Glad you took pictures!

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      DesignZeal 5 years ago

      so cute, will have to try!

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      GypsyPirate LM 5 years ago

      What a great vegetable tray - I love it!! Happy Halloween!!

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      I'm back to give this lens a blessing. The photos and descriptions really make it special.

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      RaverGoat 5 years ago

      This looks adorable, yummy, AND creepy!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Fun and creative, great job! :)

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      Eliza Rayner 5 years ago from Boulder, Colorado

      this is a great idea and a great lens! and I love the math lesson as well, very creative. I am sure my son and I will have fun making this, heloves cats and vegetables and dip..thanks

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      WindyWintersHubs 5 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Awesome Healthy Food for a Halloween Party!

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      wheresthekarma 5 years ago

      Cute idea!!!!

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      awakeningwellness 5 years ago

      This is so clever!

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      Melody Lassalle 5 years ago from California

      This is great! What a clever way to display everything.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Oh, you guys just have too much fun with your veggies. I love this and am going to feature it on Veggie and Fruit Art. ~ Blessed too, BTW!

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      Regina Hurley 5 years ago from Cedartown, Ga

      Now that looks loke fun, and its good for you too. Can't beat that with a stick.

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      happynutritionist 5 years ago

      Delicious...an all new take on being a "cat lover" :-)))

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      Tonie Cook 5 years ago from USA

      How much fun is this! Beautifully creative and healthful, too.

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      mothersdayflowersmacon 5 years ago

      This looks like something that my mother would be very interested in.

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      peppervel 5 years ago

      lots of great ideas here. thanks for sharing this lens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      looks like fun was had by all! Great lens.

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      What a wonderful idea! Awesome work!

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      Elizabeth Sheppard 5 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky

      This looks great! Thanks for sharing your neat idea.

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      MintySea 5 years ago

      that looks cool but i'd eat some of the veggies before anyone would come :-)

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      moonlitta 5 years ago

      So much fun in just one page:) Blessed!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      What a great idea. So cute!

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      beliza 2 years ago

      I love this! What a great idea for the kids for Halloween.

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      Jim 2 years ago from Kansas

      How cool. I love this idea.

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      debW07 2 years ago

      That is so cool!

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