Happy Halloween, everyone! As a lover of this holiday, I hope you are making it a fun one: handing out candy, trick-or-treating with the kiddos, partying somewhere in a non-sexy costume, so on and so forth...
Tonight, Matthew and I continue our tradition (3rd year running!) of bundling up and hanging out on the front porch, regardless of how cold gets. We fight the chill with the help of glühwein, or warm mulled wine. The first Halloween in our neighborhood we underestimated how much candy to buy, with the children arriving in large packs. So naturally, last year we overshot it and barely had a dozen trick-or-treaters! Tonight will tip the scales one way or the other.
I also made a batch of super easy Halloween snack mix (or if you are feeling especially festive, Scarecrow Crunch). Here's the recipe:
Mix together in a large bowl...
- 4 cups cereal (shredded wheat, cheerios, oatmeal squares...whatever you like)
- 4 cups mini pretzels
- 22oz bag candy corn and pumpkins
- 2 cups caramel popcorn
- 2 cups Reese's Pieces (tip: a bag of chocolate/peanut butter chips is way cheaper!)
- 1 cup Teddy Grahams
On a related note, I have spent a good chunk of the last two weeks getting our costumes ready for a friend's Halloween party. I've alternated between hunching over my sewing machine and roaming thrift stores. I will share the final products after the party, so we can enjoy the element of surprise!
Have a great night!
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