Halloween is quite possibly my favorite holiday. There’s no expectations of giving or getting. Little to no family stress about “which side of the family do we celebrate with this year?” It’s just spooky fall fun. I probably enjoyed it slightly more through my college days, when dressing up was an art form and half-assed costumes were seriously frowned upon. These days, dressing up has become a bit more complicated. We’re adults. Dressing up in the office isn’t always acceptable and if it is, it needs to be appropriate. I’ve already passed up two genius ideas, realizing sitting for eight hours at a desk would be virtually impossible. Option three, while not nearly as creative, should translate well from work to night.
Halloween used to be one of my favorite holidays. I guess it still is, but I feel like holidays have taken a backseat to my crazy, disorganized life lately. Can you believe Christmas is in 2 months? Thanksgiving even sooner? And what’s up with Hanukkah being pre-turkey day? Weird…
In our new apartment, Halloween is being downgraded. No decorations–not sure what box they’re in. Maybe a few spooky cupcakes, if I can find the right tools. At the very least, there will be some holiday cartoon specials going on. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Any takers? Though just because moving has interrupted my holiday, doesn’t mean you all need to suffer. Below are some of my favorite Halloween recipes I’ve come across this year. Some are super tasty, others just too cute to pass up. So take a look, find your favorites, cook and share so I can live viciously through others’ celebrations. Boo!
Admit it, you say you love pumpkins, but you’re really in it for the seeds. I haven’t carved a pumpkin in years. Yes it’s fun, but they rot so quickly. There goes a perfectly good pumpkin that could have been turned into soup or bread or muffins. I love food too much to waste any of it. So instead I keep my one (sometimes two or three) out and un-carved for the Halloween season. After I cut them in half, roast and puree the flesh, just like I do Butternut Squash.