Last night we carved our pumpkins and gathered the seeds for toasting.
And today, Shaye was my helper getting our grody meal prepared for the Halloween feast. Every year I make chili. It’s a cold weather meal, it’s easy, and it’s ugly.
Seriously, chili looks like guts. I decided to make Emeril Legassi’s recipe.
My kids aren’t huge bean fans, but really this recipe is the best chili I have ever made.
That is seriously tasty, and extremely hideous looking.
We’ll have it on baked potatoes with shredded cheese and sour cream. MMM skinny.
We also made diner style chocolate pie. I am cool with buying pre-made crusts because I am lazy like that. But it’s not a REAL pie without REAL whipped cream. Cool whip and canned crap is fake and tastes like chemicals.
Shaye tried it, got confused, and spit it out on herself.
2 c heavy cream
2 tbsp confectioners sugar
2 tsp vanilla
the only problem with those cheapo pre-made crusts is that they fall apart.
How insanely attractive is this-
We ran out to get necessities like 6 more bags of candy (we’ve been eating the stockpile all month, no wonder I’ve gained 5lbs) and booze. Brinn wanted to wear this little doggy vest out today, and while in the yard she decided to moon the neighbors.
The girls are so excited they can barely stand it. Now I’m off to try and shove fat ass Circe in her hot dog costume. That should go over well.
Last night, one of the Stepford Wives groups held a charity fundraiser at the Stepford Wine Bar.
The pictures will speak for themselves.
I’m not 100% today, but I’m not as craptastic as Bob!
Every parent at Brinn’s preschool must sign up to host 2 holiday parties. Well, I am no DUMMY and I chose Halloween and Christmas!
I didn’t want to drug the kids up strictly on sugar.
I thought it would be a good idea to bake some Boo banana bread muffins.
and THEN I read the note sent home that said, “NO NUTS ALLOWED”.
Stupid allergies! ARG!
Now Bob is thrilled the muffins stayed at home…
Screw it. I sent in a giant tub of bit size pretzels for the “healthy” snack, Motts for Tots apple juice, and these cute bite size cut outs I made from scratch. Maeve helped me decorate them all. And YES it did take about 2 hours. Now I know why Martha Stewart seems so annoyed and angry all of the time…
but hey, they are pretty cute.
Not to be outshone, here are the ever famous Wilton Yummy Mummies!!! I decided that instead of doing a goody bag filled with random cavity creators, I would make cupcakes for the children to take home (and I also snuck a pair of Vampire teeth in the takeout boxes too)
Pee A Boo!
Tonight Bob and I are going to a Halloween party. He is going as Fat Elvis, and I will be Amy Winehouse pre-meth face/crack addict skinny. 2 drunks. What did you expect us to go as? Ward and June Cleaver? OH PLEASE! hahaha!
2 more days until HaLL0WeeN!
3 more days until HaLL0WeeN!!!!!!
Today Miss Brinn was showing off her “bum bum bee” costume. My mother-in-law made this costume circa 1996 for Bryce, and Maeve wore it as well. Brinn is completely obsessed with bees, so it couldn’t have been more fitting.
Shannon made her some totally adorable matching bows because Brinn isn’t keen on the hat with the antennas.
Now, if you carefully look back at the first picture, you will see that our cat Delilah snuck out with us. You can almost hear her silent scream, “FREE AT LAST!” Our photoshoot came to an abrupt ending. Brinn caught wind of the cat. Delilah’s pinned back ears, and glazed fearful eyes are the only telltale sign of the toddler abuse this poor cat endures days on end.
Brinn’s 2 second attention span had diverted from smiling cute for me into “whoa, let’s attack the cat” mode.
Annnnnnnnnnnd….she’s off! The cat is thinking, “oh HELL no, no. Please? No. Ok quick, left or go right? uh uh…”
TO THE LEFT! Even Delilah knows all of the morons speeding through the roads will turn her into road kill in a Stepford
Run kitty, RUN!