Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Are you ready for the kidlets to come knocking tonight?  The pic above is for all the daycare kidlets and a few extra for brothers and sisters.  Hannah was happy to put these together for me yesterday.

Now...I have this to contend with All. Day. Long.  I bought my candy Saturday, so I would not be tempted to eat so much of it.  165 pieces.  I think they'll be some leftover.  Oh, the horror!

Don't hate me!  I know you can see I got the good stuff.  See those Almond Joy bars?  They actually speak to me.  The hershey bars are for dipping in peanut butter, in case you didn't know!!  The Reese cups are a done deal.  Hannah's favorite.  The whoppers....Ryder has learned to love them!  The milk duds love me, but not my teeth.  Old age really sucks!  I can remember the days when Sugar Daddy suckers were da bomb for me!

Hannah was in silly Halloween mode yesterday.  She was on MY LAST NERVE.  I finally put her in the kitchen and let her make 24 cupcakes!

What's that?  It doesn't "look" like 24 cupcakes?  Silly people....we ate a dozen or so, who cares if we're not great cupcake sharers?!    Hannah made these all by herself.  She learned several lessons with this process....always use paper baking cups...makes it easier to remove from the pan....don't think outside the box on cupcakes....Hershey bars make a huge mess in the center of the cupcake.  Plus...yeah...if you make the clean it up girlie!!

I'm a bit sad today because Ryder is sick.  We had planned a big night for him to trick or treat at our house tonight.  I'll have to suck it up and know that he needs to stay in tonight and get well.  I'm still cooking chili for the rest of the family.  I have a fabulous looking recipe to give you now.   I'll be making this later on today.  I hope it tastes as good as it sounds.

Pumpkin Pie Croissants

Start with 2 tubes of refrigerated crescent rolls.  Roll each crescent roll out and cut lengthwise in 2.  This recipe will make 32 mini croissants.  Each croissant will get a generous tablespoon of this luscious pumpkin pie filling:

1/2 block of cream cheese
1 cup of canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
2 T sugar

Beat together until fluffy and creamy.

Mix together 4 T sugar and 1 T pumpkin pie spice and roll each pumpkin pie croissant in it!

Bake at 375* for 15-18 minutes.  Enjoy!

There's your treat from The Place today!!

I'm getting a bit ancy about decorating for Christmas.  I know...I know...shut my mouth.  Anyway...we have a new addition to the family this year, Sophia!  I had to get in gear to get her stocking ordered.  I always get my stockings from JC Penney.  They are just beautiful.  It started out with just we have 8! Nine with the dogs stocking!   The mantle is getting pretty full now!  The mantle looks just beautiful at Christmas.

I love the detail of these stockings.  If you're interested in ordering one...they are 50% off now!  $30 that makes it $15 and they charge $5 for monogramming.  I had a coupon code that got me 20% extra off my total!!  Great deal, huh?  They add extra stockings each year and as your family grows, you can have a nice selection of different scenes!

I hope your neighborhood still enjoys Halloween.  Our neighborhood always has a really good number of children come through.  I'll be dragging walking down the street again this year....Hannah and her witch costume.....this is it...NO MORE!  That's right....I said it...the end!

1 comment:

  1. No Halloween candy here. We're going to my daughter's house to watch my granddaughter give out the treats. She's not really interested in trick or treating, although she loves candy. She'd much rather see the big kids. I sent my daughter this recipe. I'm sure she'll make it as she likes anything with pumpkin. Happy Halloween.