We LOVE monster movies, Halloween and dog stories.
We couldn't wait to see Frankenweenie---cute movie!
I made soup, spider cookies and Jake had a blast at the neighbors Halloween bash.
It's a sickness....but I was also so excited that we cleaned and organized the garage. We're still working on it---I sometimes wonder if half of it disappeared---would we even notice? I sure wish we had a storage shed---but until then we have to be creative.
I think Dan is about ready to hit me over the head because I'm labeling everything and putting it in storage bins. I'm glad he puts up with my girly-labeling-bossy behavior.
Along came a Spider Cookies
1 package Great Value Devils Food Cookie Cakes 1 package good white chocolate, melted 1 package mini red M&M's Pretzel sticks
Melt chocolate in microwave for 30 seconds, stir and repeat until chocolate is melted. If you use white chocolate chips, follow the direction on the package. You will need to add some shortening.
Dip cookie tops and sides in white chocolate and place on wax paper. Break pretzels in half and insert four legs on each side of spider body. Give your spider some red eyes or any color you wish.
You can also use Red Hot candies and black licorice rope for legs :)
I think white Spiders are the CReepIESt so that's why we dipped ours.
Spicy Tomato Pasta Soup
1 pound ground turkey burger 1 small onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, minced 4 cups hot water 2 bay leaves 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper salt, to taste 2 medium red potatoes, peeled and cubed 2 cups frozen corn 1 cup uncooked pasta spirals or shells 1 32 ounce box chicken broth 2 cups V8 juice 2 10 ounce cans diced tomatoes with green chilies 2 TB sugar mozarella cheese, shredded
In large soup pot, cook turkey burger, salt, pepper, onion and garlic over medium heat until turkey burger is no longer pink. Add water, potatoes, bay leaves, half box chicken broth, corn and pasta.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until pasta is almost done.
Stir in remaining chicken broth, V8 juice, tomatoes and sugar. Cook and stir until heated through.
Sprinkle with shredded mozarella cheese, if desired.
We grabbed the "Hulk" and headed to the Halloween Carnival.
I remember my elementary school carnival.......lots of treats to buy, cake walks, fishing for prizes, spook alleys (the best!). Times have changed a little since we were young.......from cake walks to pumpkin walks, baked treats to wrapped treats but...... still Fishing for Prizes :)
I'm very old fashioned and am so glad some things will never change.