I wanted to come up with a Disneyland Haunted Mansion inspired dinner to celebrate Halloween and decided on a Haunted Mansion Fruit Salad as a side dish. I wanted the fruits to be black and dark, a little creepy and different to give a haunted effect. At the store I found black grapes which were perfect. In addition, I added black plums that when cut open are a dark red color with the black skin still showing. I also added blackberries. This is a very simple dish to prepare but is yummy and a great addition to the overall meal.
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When setting the table, include a bowl of the whole fruits as well, or multiple bowls around the table. The black grapes and black plums look wonderful and can be part of the meal in addition to the fruit salad. In the Haunted Mansion movie, which is also based on the ride, there were many fruits on the table along with many spider webs. The dining room looks amazing, minus maybe needing a good dusting. I would recommend watching this movie if you are a fan of the ride as there are so many fun references you will catch.
Haunted Mansion Fruit Salad Recipe
- 2 cups black grapes
- 2 cups black plums
- 2 cups blackberries
- Slice the grapes in half and add to large bowl.Slice the plums into bite size pieces and add to the bowl. Wash and dry the blackberries, then add to the bowl. Serve
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On the last Monday of each month, a group of bloggers participate in a #MovieMondayChallenge, hosted by C’mon Get Crafty! We decide on a topic, genre, or specific movie to use for inspiration and everyone gets free reign to create something wonderful!
This month’s challenge was. . . . HALLOWEEN!!!! Everyone was allowed to choose their own favorite Halloween-themed film for this challenge.
Now let’s see what everyone else was inspired to create for this month’s #MovieMondayChallenge!!
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