Tuesday, November 3, 2009

We Don't do Tricks- Only Treats

Halloween flashed by quicker than a pixie but that doesn't mean that I didn't have time to enjoy the delightful treats that go along with it. I am not so much a fan of the spooky gooky shivery feelings associated with Halloween but I love an excuse to end the month of October on a true pumpkin overload.

The goblins in the Nido house were bustling with festivity on Saturday as we all sprinkled a bit of pumpkin love all over the place. Chili has always been our staple meal on Halloween and this year we didn't stray from tradition. I am pretty confident the only thing that we did was add about 87,000 calories to the night with all of the extra sparks and treats!
Apples were carefully dipped in caramel creating favorite fall treats reminiscent of our visits to the Cider Mill in Northville!
The caution tape was put up once the jack-o-lanterns came to life.
Carved pumpkins made for pumpkin seeds roasted to perfection lightly salted and gently kissed with olive oil.
A creamy, dreamy pumpkin spice ice cream was loved into existence by the newest Nido kitchen appliance, the Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker. A small scoop is all you need to savor the bold taste of Autumn's orange star.
It's never a proper Halloween without handfuls of candy corn and those petite mellowcreme pumpkins. I think they are just the cutest little candies and, call me crazy, but they have so much personality.

To top it all off, I surprised everyone with a new recipe that was shared with me by a friend at work. When I think of dips, I automatically move my mind to a savory flavor but a sweet dip? Be still my dessert loving heart! Carolynn's pumpkin pie dip recipe was breathtaking and it's pretty safe to say that I left everyone in pumpkin love.

And just when we thought the day couldn't get sweeter, the highly anticipated Appalachian State vs. Furman football game ended just the way I wanted it to! Good thing we won or I would have been forced to wear a lot more purple for the rest of the football season thanks to a certain Paladin. I wore my #7 jersey in celebration...insert AppState fight song here!!

Trick or Treat!

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