Greetings and Salutations on this, the day of sugar-hangovers.
Halloween has been something I've come to love in recent years. My family didn't celebrate it after I was about 6, so by the time I reached my 20s, I had all sorts of trick-or-treat and fun costume catching up to do!
The hardest part for me is choosing just ONE thing to be. I started planning about a month before-hand and trying to sort through a list of ideas. By the last week of October, I had 3 ideas that really stood out:
- Creepy Cat
- Dia De Los Muertos
I ended up going with Vampire- It's a classic, not to mention I already had all the elegant, black wardrobe and wig- the only thing I needed was fangs (and I bought some contacts, because Halloween is the perfect excuse to change your entire persona).
I also tried my hand at some fun Halloween recipes, and I'll tell you a secret...they came out terrible. Every single one. The recipes themselves were awesome, but my lack of time (and lack of ingredients, and kitchen-ware) was my downfall.
Jack-o-Lantern rice balls turned into: A Pumpkin Square
Banana Ghosts turned into: ...ummm...well...badly dipped chocolate dipped bananas
Witches Fingers turned into: only slightly burnt witches fingers!!!....but they tasted TERRIBLE due to lack of mixer, meaning when you took a bite, you got a mouthful of flour and/or butter substitute...or salt...because I used sea salt instead of table salt. They tasted as good as they looked.
I'm actually not a bad cook (ask the multiple people I've fed who haven't died...yet), but when I try to do more than one new recipe at a time, well...it's more of a trick than a treat.
Next year, maybe I'll try ONE new recipe, or at least give myself more than one night to make multiple treats.
364 more days- I may be able to make an edible Halloween snack by that point.
Does anyone else have Halloween snacks that they can rely on coming out well?