Halloween Pictures

Nov 3rd

Halloween turned out to be a lot of fun this year!! Good food, good company, and the cutest trick-or-treaters! There were some pretty good costumes, but my favorite was a girl in an all white cardboard box with a bunch of trash all over it. The trash was painted white as well. Her costume? White trash! Thought that was pretty clever. And runner up? A little girl in a pink stripped jail shirt with “LOHAN” written across her chest on  a chain necklace. Classic. Now I didn’t dress up this year, but the doggies and hubster did. We had IRON MAN (who I must say was the hit of the night!!!), a cow, dragon, and lion guarding the front door.

Iron Man, little cow, dragon & lion

While the doorbell kept ringing and ringing, friends and family ate and drank! Really fun to be able to see some people we hadn’t seen in a while. We decided we will host Halloween every year as our street is just so much fun. To the right at one house, a man sits atop the balcony with a piano playing music (of course in the creepy Halloween noises). Themes songs from scary movies and an occasional random tune such as the theme song from “Charlie Brown” ring throughout the street. And to the left? The famed haunted house. Our neighbor spends weeks making a haunted house that kids can’t wait to get to! And the line that is there most of the night shows it.


Candy & Desert Bar

And to explain how many kids we had? We went through 6 bags of Costco candy (probably equal to 3 regular ones) and 3 other bags! It was insane. I thought we would have enough and we just made…only 7 pieces left. We also handed out glow stick braclets this year which were a hit. Great deal too. You can get a box of 15 at Michaels for $1. I’m planning on getting more of those for sure next year!!

The menu turned out to be super simple and yummy! Here is the recipe for the chili!! Enjoy!!

2 pounds ground turkey meat
1 16ounce can pinto beans (drained)
1 16ounce can kidney beans (drained)
1 (14 1/2 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 jalapeno (chopped, no seeds)
1 small bag frozen corn
2 package McCormick chili seasoning
In a pot, brown the turkey in some olive oil. Once brown, add the jalapenos. ´╗┐Combine the rest of the ingredients and let them cook together for about 15minutes on medium. If you are serving right away then enjoy, if not you can keep the chili on ery low and occasionally stir through. For toppings: chopped onion, cheese, sour cream, and Fritos (this gives it a nice little crunch!)