For some, February 14th is a day of romance and chocolates but this year, it can also be a day of zombies and… more zombies! Bring your love life back from the dead with a “ The Walking Dead” themed Valentine’s Day date.
The Walking Dead resumes its 6th season on February 14th and I know there are many people just as excited for its return as I am. Will Glenn reunite with Maggie? How will Daryl, Sasha and Abraham survive Negan’s biker gang? Who is going to shut that kid, Sam, up? I don’t know! But I do know that I will find out while having the best zombie themed date a lady could ask for.
Now, this date could be truly amazing depending on how committed you are. You could dress up; you could decorate your place; you could even invite friends over for a “herd of zombies” date. It’s your date, so you choose. I, however, am going to help you plan your meal so you can WOW your significant other.
Channel your inner child and create these delightfully deadly appetizers. I recommend Betty Crocker Halloween Cookbook which contains plenty of gruesome food like: Crusty Mummy Fingers (pg. 18) or Cheese-Filled Eyeballs (p.26).
Does anyone remember the water-logged zombie, from Season 2, that Glenn had to try to get out of the well, and then, to our horror was sliced by the rope around its gut? What am I saying? Of course you do! Well, (no pun intended), meet his food doppelganger:
This delicious looking cabbage roll zombie comes from the Betty Crocker Halloween Cookbook, as well. Take the presentation of this meal to the next level by wrapping the middle of it in a tiny piece of string.
Cabbage rolls not your thing? How about another trip down memory lane to season 4 and 5, to a little place called Terminus. If you remember, Terminus was a place of hope for The Walking Dead gang… until they found out that what they hoped would be a safe haven was actually a slaughter house. Hence, why I recommend barbequing this Vantines’s Day! Try making ribs, lamb chops, leg of pork- really any cut that combines bone with meat to make your meal look truly gruesome. For great recipe ideas try these fantastic bbq and grilling cookbooks found in the Guelph Public Library’s collection:
Finish off your ghastly meal with one of my favourite nasty looking desserts. This dessert holds a special place in my heart as it’s one that I’ve enjoyed ever since I was a kid. A Cup of Worms is an easy way to infuse grubs into your grubby meal! For this recipe, along with other ghoulish recipes check out Ghoulish Goodies. For other great recipe ideas, come to any of the Guelph Public Library locations and take a look at the countless cookbooks for whatever meal you’d like to cook your loved one.
Not a The Walking Dead fan yet? The Guelph Public Library carries all five complete seasons of The Walking Dead, as well as, the graphic novel that inspired the hit show.