Sunday, November 4, 2012

Happy Halloween and Fall Things!

Whats new blog friends? Happy Time Change and Belated Halloween!
I love Halloween so much! I love the costumes, the candy, the spookiness. I also love that it has become a month long event.

Starting the first weekend of October with going to Halloween Haunt put me in the Spooky mood early on. Then last weekend I was babysitting my cousins and got to take them to a fall fair with a haunted maze. Awesome.

On actual Halloween day I had a big presentation at work so I couldn’t wear a costume but I did do the whole presentation with Halloween themed earrings in. Mike (because he still goes to school where they do fun things) got to compete in a pumpkin carving contest and made a Portal inspired pumpkin. He got 3rd place and a free sweater!
Good Job Mike!!

Halloween night I took my cousin out trick or treating. Some of the houses we went to were amazingly decorated..with fog machines, and ghosts in trees. Very spooky. It also helped that it was dark and rainy. The funniest thing that happened was that we went to one house and I noticed all the adults were going up to the door too. I was like aww that’s nice they are giving candy to the grown ups. Then when I got up to the door, the lady asked me “Brandy or Scotch.” She was giving out DRINKS!! Hilarious! After a successful round of trick-or-treating, we went back to my Aunt and Uncle’s house, and ate Thai food and Candy...and so much Candy!

Yesterday a group of use went to a Halloween party, and we were dressed as the characters from Mad Men. A quick trip to value village (and copious amounts of hair gel/spray) resulted in this:

Cigarettes are fake..drinks are not :)
Not too shabby!!

My other friends dressed as salt and pepper, they were super cute! It was a good party!!

In other news..I am loving the time change right now. I got all my Sunday night chores done early and the extra hour meant I time to blog. I won't love it when it is dark every day when I come home from work, but for now I will take it!

Since it is well past harvest season for Ontario, our fresh city farm box has turned more "wintery". Lots of beets and kale. Last weekend I used up some of the other veggies and made a delicious Arugula and Grilled Pear salad with goat cheese and a balsamic vinaigrette..because I was bored (?). 
Ooo Fancy
The balsamic vinaigrette was 5 parts oil, 3 parts vinegar, and it was a great mixture for a lighter dressing. 

Tonight I made a soup (sans recipe) from veggies in the fridge that needed to be used. 
I sauted some onion, garlic, celery, carrots, and diced tomatos. Next I added chicken broth and let it simmer for 20 minutes. After I added some leftover rice, a can of black beans, and a whole bunch of swiss chard. I wanted it to have a more tomato paste taste but didn't have any so I added half of a can of pizza sauce! Did the trick! Now I have a nice warm soup to get me through the week!!

What were you for halloween? What did you do with your extra hour today?

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