October wore me out!
How about you?
For Halloween I wanted to try a pumpkin muffin.
Now, muffins are something of a hit and miss at my house.
None of the five of us like the same kind so usually the chickens end up
with a few.
Not with this recipe!
My scary vampire, ghost, and Aladdin with our neighbors’ son getting ready to go Trick-or-Treating! (I don’t buy costumes for my kids- firm believer on that- but I did break down and buy M a scary ghosty mask for $2. I couldn’t find face paint anywhere!) They had a great time, and then we had fun at their house meeting some great AFS exchange students. They are hosting a sweet girl from Japan this year. Last year they had a student from Italy that was also a great girl.
I hope everyone had a safe, Happy Halloween!
Well, we made our annual Halloween Gingerbread Cookies.
This year I let the kids make them so they don’t look quite like last year’s,
but were much more fun to make!
We only had one minor squirmish (is that a word?) over how many cookies could have sprinkles and how many had to be plain. I used store bought Wilton cookie icing this year. I NEVER use store bought icing and now remember one reason why. It didn’t ooze right and the tip on the bottle was way too big. If you make these use the smallest (#1) tip to get the bones just right!
Gingerbread just smells like fall! (Tastes pretty great too!)
If you’d like to get in on the fun go visit Better in Bulk!
We had a month’s worth of rain YESTERDAY, so not sure how the Halloween plans will go. I am thinking about doing the Booseum Bash downtown this year. The Pharaoh exhibit at the AAC might be especially fun on Halloween! Still haven’t figured out the kids’ costumes. Know what I’ll be doing tonight!
We are trying to get into the spooky mood at my house.
The rain is helping.
I am secretly hoping it ruins all Trick-Or-Treating possibilities. I have the “trading” candy already so I could have the kids go from Scott to me Trick or Treating. OK, so that probably won’t work- I can dream though, can’t I?
Here are some of our spooky decorations this year. Remember, I still don’t have a camera. (Explaining the lack of flash!)
Going to make gingerbread skeleton cookies today. They are so yummy! I have the dough chilling in the fridge, might cut them out with Jac today and bake them so we can ice when the kids get home.