Sunday, October 28, 2012

Happy Halloween!

I can't believe October is almost over already! It flew by! (and P.S. I failed my fitness challenge miserably the last half of this!) The kiddos have their costumes, and thankfully I only had to by one costume and a few cheap accessories for the other! Yay! I love Halloween, but I hate how expensive it can get.

While the hubs was off hunting this weekend, a couple of friends who are also "Hunting Widows", brought their girls over and we had a fun sleepover! We started by murdering cleaning out our pumpkins. My dining table looked like a gigantic pumpkin puked all over it.

The carnage...
We saved some of the seeds and baked them later. They turned out pretty tasty! Next up- carving. The kids picked their designs and we got to work. We wound up with a headless horseman, a vampire, and two jack-o-lantern faces (one kinda scary and one like a clown).

The turned out pretty good! Did you notice the drill in the first picture? That nifty attachment helps hollow out your pumpkin after you get all the goop and stringy gunk out. It shaves the meat (for lack of a better word) of the walls of your pumpkin to make it easier to carve. Pretty awesome, right? (My friend bought it last year at Hades Walmart.)

Next, we let the kids attempt a fun treat, but it didn't turn out quite as planned. I bought some marshmallows and chocolate chips so the girls could make 'spiders'. I couldn't find those little crunchy noodle thingies for the legs (and I was too lazy to go back to the candy aisle for licorice) so I substituted (very poorly, I might add) some Pocky instead. Ummm, not exactly the look we were going for. I also just realized the only picture I got of the "spiders" was on my cell phone and I can't get it big enough to post here and you be able to see it. Ugh! Crazy girls + melted chocolate= no good pics for blog post! 

The idea was to melt some chocolate, dip the marshmallows in it, then give them some legs and sprinkles for deocration. Even though they were just big, blobs of goo, some with Pocky sticking out of them and some not, the girls thought they were great. I mean, chocolate and marshmallow- what's not to like??

That is all the "Halloween" I have for you, but I also got a pumpkin recipe and a quick, cheap, fall decoration project done this weekend too. That will be the next post.

I also wanted to share that for breakfast I tried making the canned cinnamon rolls in my waffle maker (I saw the idea on Pinterest of course). Super fast, super easy, and super delish!! You should definitely try it!

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  1. Mandy! You have such a cute blog. I am really trying to get into all of the craftiness. :)

    It's almost 5am and those cinnamon rolls {made with a waffle maker-- say whaa?} look amazing!

    Happy Wednesday!

  2. Thanks Holly!! I love your blog- I stalk, I mean read every day!