Passing out candy to the kiddos in our home for the first time was a success! It was cute watching Joe talk and hold out the big bowl for the kids too 😉 Best part of the trick or treating: Little boy walks up on the stoop with the other kids: “Hi!!!” he says very enthusiastically. I smile and say “hi!” to him and am bent down on the kids’ level. Boy: “Do you have a microwave?!” (as he looks inside at our microwave) “I do” (with a smile). Boy: “What color is it?” I tell him that it’s called stainless steel. (Other kids waiting to get some candy) He asks “What are you cooking for dinner?” I respond: “Chili. Now move aside kid.” JK JK, but I told him chili and then some kind of adult came and got him. It was hilarious, though.
Before the festivities began, Joe and I sampled a little pumpkin ale. Was it good? Let’s just say I put the cap back on it and put it back in the fridge. Gross, right? Yeah, well so was the beer.
Onto the spread! My wonderful Aunt Sharon emailed me all these fun Halloween recipes and these are the ones I chose.
“Pumpkin” Cheese Dip:
1 block 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened
1 tub onion and chive cream cheese
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
Celery rib for “pumpkin stem”
Assorted crackers, sliced apples
Combine ingredients, wrap in saran wrap, form into ball and refrigerate for 4 hours. Find original recipe here
Peanut Butter Dip
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips.
Pretzels and apple slices
Original recipe found here
We also had some chips and black bean and corn salsa before the chili!
Chili for dinner(picture from when I made it a few weeks ago) and Katie brought some cornbread which she claimed she overbaked when the trick or treaters came, but I thought it was delish!
Coral brought pumpkin cookies 🙂
For dessert we also had Chocolate Spiders! Thank you, Aunt Sharon for passing along all these fun recipes! To find the original for these, click here
When Sarah and Tim came over we watched “The Village,” which is just right for me for Halloween-not too scary! I hate gory/evil movies.
I loved gaining an hour this morning and waking up slow with Joe this morning. That is such a gift! I’m so grateful for our church and how we are challenged, encouraged and equipped to spend our time serving those that God loves with such an incredible love, and who are in such need. (www.ccclife.org) How does my schedule show that my heart and priorities match God’s?
“And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8