Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halloween & NaBloPoMo

Happy Halloween!

Halloween is such a wonderful day at our house. We regularly take it off of work so that we can spend the day preparing and feasting and later, watching scary movies. This tradition started when Justin and I first started dating and I lived with Shannon. Our first Halloween all together we made it really special with a yummy dinner and our infamous jack-o-lantern, "the eye." (Yes, it really was a big eye) We had such a good time that we kept the tradition going.

I've been really busy, so we're a bit behind in the planning but hopefully we'll catch up today and have a magnificent time. Yesterday we did manage to clean and get our decorations up though we still have to put pumpkin lights in the window. (If you want to see amazing decorations, check out Suzie's slideshow)

Justin and I are heading out shopping for a pumpkin, candy, ingredients, wine and movies. I get psyched about cooking a fabulous meal that feels harvesty and also that's often something we haven't made before. Tonight we're having:

  • Shannon's unbeatable stuffed mushrooms
  • Parsnip twigs
  • Mushroom risotto
  • Steak
  • Apple Galette with Parmesan Crust* Last minute substitution. In looking closely at these recipes we're already getting a lot of Parmesan. So instead we'll be having a Pear & Cranberry Crisp.

All of the recipes are new, so wish us luck! Hopefully it will all be tasty. In the midst of our enjoying all that we have in the last harvest of the year, we'll be thinking of what we want to leave behind us. We'll be thinking of those we've lost, especially in the past year. And we'll be getting ready for the new season.

What are you doing for Halloween?

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Sacred Suzie said...

Thanks for the link Jamie, I'm so glad you liked my slideshow which was inspired by your Cape Cod one. I adore your little witch, she's WONDERFUL! I'm so glad you take the day off and really get to enjoy the whole day of Halloween. I have so much stuff to do it's crazy!

Is that the pear and cranberry crisp recipe I made? It's so good! I liked using dried cranberries BTW, I dont' know if I mentioned that.

I am so excited that you are doing NaBloPoMo so I get to see what you're up to every day, what a treat!

Shannon said...

YAY for Halloween! I had a terrific time yesterday, it was so nice to have the whole day - I remember when we realized that was really essential to the day going smoothly.

Good food and great company, yay! Thanks for hosting yet another great year.

Michelle (a.k.a. la vie en rose) said...

sounds like you have a fabulous evening in the works!