Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Favorite Time of Year!

Halloween 2007.....Two Girls from the Fifties and one scary Darth Vader.

Halloween 2005..... Dorothy, Batman, and Lily our Beautiful Flower.
I don't know about you, but this has got to be my favorite time of year. The crisp air, Halloween, the colorful leaves, pumpkin pie, carmel apples, Halloween, the smell of fireplaces, pumpkin chocolate-chip cookies, and did I say Halloween? I have always loved fall!!!! Paul loves it too. He thinks fall=football and Thanksgiving and he is probably right although he doesn't share my excitement on Halloween. What other holiday gives people (especially adults) the excuse to dress up in all sorts of crazy costumes and make a fool of themseves? And by that I mean sober adults. Decorating for Halloween is the best too. I love it! But my all-time favorite thing about Halloween is cute, cute kids dressed up in cute, cute costumes. There is nothing cuter than a little girl or boy dressed up like a pumpkin, ladybug, etc.
(I'm not into the scary stuff) It sounds crazy I know, it's Halloween but I still love it! I also love harvest time. If you have zucchini or tomatoes coming out of your garden like crazy, here are some great recipes that I use:
Zucchini Bread
3 beaten eggs 2 c. sugar
1 c. oil 3 tsp. vanilla
3 c. flour 1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. baking powder
3 tsp. cinnamon
2 c. shredded zucchini
Cream eggs, oil, sugar and vanilla. Add flour, salt soda, powder, & cinnamon. Add zucchini. Grease and flour pans (2). Bake at 350 for 1 hour.

Fresh Salsa (my sister-in-law Jen's recipe)
4 to 5 lg tomatoes diced fine
1 to 2 onions
2 cans of Herdez Salsa Casera
2 limes
Bunch of cilantro
In a bowl, put diced tomatoes, diced onions ( I put mine in a small food processor),
and salsa casera. Squeeze limes into bowl and add chopped cilantro. Let chill for 1 hour.


shantel said...

I love this time of year too. I'm always sad when summer comes to an end, but I guess I forget how much I enjoy this time of the year too! Cute pictures! Maddy was looking at them with me she was all excited she was a 50's girl too last year!

Corey said...

Hey, Love those Halloween pictures, Have your kids decided already what they are going to be this year? That will be fun to see on Halloween-Rayma

nicole said...

Yes, Lexi is going to be a witch, Carter is Harry Potter, and Lily Minnie Mouse. What about yours?

Hillary Luke said...

I love Halloween too! This month is flying by too quickly! Hunter and Joseph are going to be Jedi knights, Tessa Cinderella and I haven't decided what Belle will be. Either a pumpkin (to go with Tessa, or a chicken.) My mom bought a really cute chicken costume. Your kids are darling!