Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween.





oooh. I love holidays. today could not have gone ANY better.





Zeb and I went running in the most magnificent weather. I wore my witch socks and he wore his pumpkin costume. We also went trick-or-treating in downtown Perrysburg (a quaint little main street area) with friends. I made sure that zeb got all of the really good candy (chocolate, etc) so that Kent and I could enjoy it all later on.

This evening for dinner I decided to attempt my mom's famous "stew in a pumpkin". I made a delectable beef stew (it really was so good) and then baked it in a real live pumpkin. The pumpkin changes to this cool dark color and adds just a hint of Halloween flavor to dinner. Kent actually likes to scrape pumpkin guts into his dinner- I just enjoy the seeped in flavor.

Somehow I had forgotten about our Toledo halloween tradition of dressing up like burritos for free food. I got a reminder call and with just a few pieces of foil got more free dinner. Kent was pleased with his steak burrito. My chicken burrito is in the fridge for his lunch tomorrow. Our burrito costumes were not nearly as comprehensive this year as last. We each only had a foiled finger burrito instead of full body burritos.

I already can't wait for next year Halloween! I think Zeb will enjoy it next year even more as well. Unfortunately that means we won't get as much of his candy.

8 comments:

yaya said...

Sounds like the holiday was fun! Yummy sounding stew. Glad you got your package, I'm sorry I didn't get it there sooner! Now on to Thanksgiving!

Linz said...

Happy Halloween! That stew sounds yummy! And Zeb looked so cute!

Michelle said...

Happy Halloween!!

That pumpkin looked So cool and glossy. I need details. Do you just set it on a cookie sheet? What temp? How long? That sounds so fun and yummy.

I also LOVe the homemade oreos. I hate frosting them, though. The ones in the picture look PERFECT. Mine always turn out weird shapes for some reason.

Dave and Michelle Howell said...

I tried making "Dinner in a Pumpkin" (peppers, rice, hamburger, pork & beans, etc.) but my pumpkin had a bad spot on the bottom. By the time I cut it out-- it was too thin to bake in. So we had "Dinner Not in a Pumpkin". I'll have to try yours nex time.

Nate and Jessica said...

We went in to Chipotle at noon with foil wrapped around our waists only to find out the promotion didnt start till 6. Embarrassing.

Amy and Craig said...

It'll be a while yet, before you have to worry about fighting zeb for your candy! I still "tax" my kids candy whenever necessary!

Kent and Leisy said...

I'll post the recipe so everybody can see how to do it exactly!

M- your favorite said...

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! ZEB looks dang cute! I am glad you had a great halloween.