Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Halloweekend

Picture from here
Friday, October 22, 2010

Ghosts of Halloween Past


Yes, Dan was a Beatnik for Halloween when he was 10.
 Just looking back at past Halloween costumes. We're still not sure what to be this year, but weren't we cute little kids!?

A Wedding Watercolor

Sometimes I feel artistic. This was one such occasion. I had an idea and then it found its way to paper.
Friday, October 15, 2010

Another Couple Costume Idea...

Dan and I have had the hardest time thinking of what to be for Halloween. I think this one might be really fun - Rapunzel and Flynn Rider. It would be quite a bit of work, though (all that hair!!) And Dan's requirement to be someone with a goatee would be taken care of.

Picture from the Disneyland Facebook page
But we'd definitely be ahead of the curve - Tangled hasn't even come out yet! I think it'd be really fun! Who knows what we'll actually be!
Wednesday, October 13, 2010

It's like having Pie for Breakfast

This sounds fantastic. I need to get a can of pumpkin puree and make some of these recipes I keep finding. (Is it true that there's a pumpkin shortage this year? I didn't see any at the grocery store) 

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal (From goodLife {eats} - a new favorite food blog!)
1 cup old fashioned oats, not quick cook
1 Tbs whole flax seeds, optional
2 1/2 Tbs brown sugar, packed
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp allspice
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp lemon zest
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp butter, softened
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup pecans, chopped
2 tsp butter, softened
1 Tbs brown sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease 4 individual sized ramekins. Set aside.
Combine the oats through salt in a medium sized bowl. Stir well. In a separate bowl, combine the vanilla, butter, pumpkin, and milk. Whisk thoroughly. Pour the pumpkin mixture into the oats. Stir until combined.
Divide mixture evenly between 4 individual sized ramekins. Place ramekins on a baking sheet (this makes it easier to move in and out of the oven.). Bake at 375 degrees F for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine the ingredients for the topping: chopped pecans, butter, and brown sugar. After the oatmeal has baked for 10 minutes, remove and divide topping mixture evenly between the ramekins. Bake and additional 7 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes before serving. Top with a splash of milk and raisins, if desired.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tree Pedestal Cake Stand

This is so elegant and simple. I think it would be perfect for an Pumpkin Cake or something fallish. DIY directions are available via Once Wed.

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