Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloweenie

Anyone read Hunger Games?  Hardly.
I was Effie ... eccentric Effie. 
sparkle is my signature color
the wig glows.  in the dark.
fer reels.
May the Odds Be Ever in your Favor.
The After(Wig) Party hair. 
silver. eyelashes. 
glue is not good at your eyeballs.
This costume was more recognizable at the Shakopee CC 5K
on Saturday morning.  We had to take a picture with Gumby.
He was very green. And friendly.
Jake, Chloe & Zayah.  The Super Hero dream team.
Actual Halloween night - at Jana's house in St. Paul:

Knock Knock
Who's there
I'm 18 and I want candy and I didn't even bother to come in a costume.  If you don't give me candy, I will slash your tires and spit on your windows.
Ok, here you go.  Take the bowl.

Knock Knock
Who's there
25 kids at once who just stepped out of a van
Really?  You are driving kids around to a targeted area and you show up in a sketchy St. Paul neighborhood ... on purpose?
No, really?

Jana & I had some success cooking.  This is rare because we both don't like to read recipes or measure, and we are lacking in patience.  However, the cooking gods must've been in our favor because the stuff turned out really good.  It wasn't look too good at the beginning.  Seeing Jana trying to cut a butternut squash with a steak knife was making me nervous. 

http://www.nothingwavering.org/2011/10/25/32189-coming-clean.html
Butternut Squash Pasta
Two 9-oz pkgs of store-bought ravioli (Buitoni or similar brand), cooked according to package directions
*Jana and I used penne pasta
Half of a butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and chopped into ½-inch pieces
2 Tbl olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 Tbl fresh sage leaves, chopped
1 cup canned coconut milk (I like the Thai Kitchen brand)
2 cups spaghetti sauce, any flavor
grated Parmesan cheese

Saute the chopped squash in olive oil until tender and just starting to brown, about 8 mins. Add salt, sage, and garlic and sauté for 2 mins more. Add coconut milk and stir until mixture is boiling, about 30 seconds. Toss with cooked ravioli (or any pasta) and salt more if needed. Top with Parmesan cheese.

Then for dessert (between bites of Halloween candy):
http://yourlife.usatoday.com/fitness-food/recipes/recipe/2011/10/pumpkin-whoopie-pies-with-cream-cheese-filling/557761/1
one word:  amazing. 
you must try them. 

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