The Halloween Post

The doorbell rang.  Then the doorbell rang four more times in a row.  As we hurried down the front hall with a bowl of candy, we saw the door slowly open and a young boy with Down Syndrome peek around the corner, grinning as he took in the sights.  From outside his dad laughed and said, “No, you have to wait for them to open it!”  It was adorable. 🙂

The other trick-or-treating highlight from last night was when Andrew opened the door, and a boy looked up at him and said, “Whoa, you’re tall.  Like really tall.”

Halloween in the suburbs is great.  😀

While we didn’t dress up in costumes, we did celebrate the holiday in other festive ways:

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Just in case there’s any confusion, Andrew carved the scary face, and I carved the owl.  Ambitious?  Maybe.  Awesome?  I think so.

I also perused Pinterest for some Halloween dinner ideas, knowing that while Andrew wouldn’t necessarily appreciate a themed dinner, he would humor me.  Now, I thought I did well with what I made, until I looked back at the original ideas.  Let’s just say, the website Pinterest Fail exists for a reason.

The inspiration:

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The reality:

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Not the most handsome mummy meatloaf I’ve ever seen, but he actually turned out closer to the original than these mashed potato ghosts:

The inspiration:

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The reality:

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Bahahaha… I can’t stop laughing at this.  Oh man.  Hey there, lumpy ghosts!

Andrew got pretty into the themed dinner by the time we were ready to eat; he was actually disappointed that I didn’t have anything cool planned for the broccoli, so he gave his ghosts hats:

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He also doused them with ketchup/blood, but we didn’t get a decent photo of that.

For the meatloaf we found a basic recipe and used gluten-free bread and almond milk in place of the gluten/dairy ingredients.  We made the mashed potatoes with Earth Balance buttery spread, almond milk, and Silk coffee creamer instead of butter and cream.  Both dishes tasted great–the ingredient swaps were undetectable as far as I could tell!

I hope everyone had a great Halloween!

Did you make any Halloween-themed food?  Did it turn out as wonderfully as ours? 😉
Did you wear a costume??

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6 thoughts on “The Halloween Post

  1. I LOVE the owl. Totally ambitiously awesome. And HEY that’s a pretty AMAZING meatloaf. TOTALLY themed and I, once again, am thoroughly impressed. And I love the ghost potatoes. Maybe a little more like snowmen potatoes, but still themed! 😉 Seriously I love your Halloween spirit! I had rehearsal last night and actually didn’t do anything halloween at all… I feel kind of pathetic. I feel like with the wedding and musical most holidays are going to be “skipped” this year. But next year I will be back with a holiday celebration vengeance! Happy Halloween!

  2. OMG you did an AWESOME job recreating such ambitious pinterest finds! I can never do that well with anything i see on there. I like the broccoli hats! HA!
    Also, just read your previous post.
    Holy wow are those events just so totally aligned or what?? Glad everything worked its way out as it was supposed to. ❤

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