# 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

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.

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
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

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
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.

## 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.

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## 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

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.

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• debW07

4 years ago

That is so cool!

• Jim

4 years ago from Kansas

How cool. I love this idea.

• beliza

4 years ago

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

• anonymous

7 years ago

What a great idea. So cute!

• moonlitta

7 years ago

So much fun in just one page:) Blessed!

• MintySea

7 years ago

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

• Elizabeth Sheppard

7 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky

This looks great! Thanks for sharing your neat idea.

• JoshK47

7 years ago

What a wonderful idea! Awesome work!

• anonymous

7 years ago

looks like fun was had by all! Great lens.

• peppervel

7 years ago

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

• mothersdayflowersmacon

7 years ago

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

• Tonie Cook

7 years ago from USA

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

• happynutritionist

7 years ago

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

• Regina Hurley

7 years ago from Cedartown, Ga

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

• anonymous

7 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!

• Melody Lassalle

7 years ago from California

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

• awakeningwellness

7 years ago

This is so clever!

• wheresthekarma

7 years ago

Cute idea!!!!

• WindyWintersHubs

7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

Awesome Healthy Food for a Halloween Party!

• Eliza Rayner

7 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

• anonymous

7 years ago

Fun and creative, great job! :)

• RaverGoat

7 years ago

This looks adorable, yummy, AND creepy!

• Virginia Allain

7 years ago from Central Florida

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

• GypsyPirate LM

7 years ago

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

• DesignZeal

7 years ago

so cute, will have to try!

• Susan Deppner

7 years ago from Arkansas USA

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

• Dianne Loomos

7 years ago

This is such a cute idea for Halloween! Love it!

• Shannon

7 years ago from Florida

What a fun idea! Blessed and liked.

• selectshopping

7 years ago

Some truly ghoulish Halloween treats.

• Teri Hansen

7 years ago

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

• Karnel

7 years ago from Lower Mainland of BC

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

• KimGiancaterino

7 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!

• SmithMikes

7 years ago

tasty lens yummmy

• halloweenprops

7 years ago

These look delicious. Great lens!

• Cheryl Paton

7 years ago from West Virginia

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

• Elsie Hagley

7 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.

• JJNW

7 years ago from USA

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

• iWriteaLot

7 years ago

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

• SheilaVine LM

7 years ago

nice

• Lee Hansen

7 years ago from Vermont

Yummy, fun and wacky enough to appeal to my family for sure. Must make this!

• TopTenLists

7 years ago

Great lens! Thanks.

• themeaparty

7 years ago

Creepy yet healthy at the same time!

• anonymous

7 years ago

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

• john35055

7 years ago

Great idea, thanks for the lens!

• ChocolatteDesigns

7 years ago

Neat idea! Fun for kids to make too!

• gottaloveit2

7 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.

• Showpup LM

7 years ago

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

• Peggy Hazelwood

7 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.

• Samantha Devereux

7 years ago from Columbia Mo

That's just awesome!

• Virginia Allain

7 years ago from Central Florida

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

• Robin S

7 years ago from USA

I am sooo making one of these! Love it!

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