Saturday, November 01, 2008

Halloween FUN & Costume Round Up!

Okay, I want to see everyone's fun costume pics! Please post links in the comments section of this post! I hope you all had a wonderfully fun and super sugary Halloween!!!

And now, here is a bit of the Halloween fun we had last night!! I worked hard during the day to get some chili made (I could have sworn I shared this one before - I'll have to look back through some posts -- it is yummy), pumpkin rolls made, and some sugar cookies (the easiest and super yummiest recipe -- reminds me of the ones at Paradise Bakery) with the glossy frosting made. (Click on any of the words above for the recipe I used). I was totally exhausted at the end of the night, but all the cookies, bread and chili I made got eaten, so I guess that is a good thing!!!

White Chili

1 lb boneless chicken, cubed
1 medium onion
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp canola oil
3 cans Great Northern Beans, rinsed and drained
1 can chicken broth
2 - 4 oz. cans diced green chilies
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup whipping cream

Saute the chicken, onions and garlic powder in oil. Add beans, broth, chilies and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered 30 minutes. Remove from heat. Add sour cream and whipping cream. Serve.


Here are some pictures of the kids in their costumes that I took on our porch before we left for the party (I put three, I could not decide on my favorite):

Trunk or Treating at the party:

Making some q-tip and noodle skeletons at a craft table:

Waiting to pop balloons with darts with E's "boyfriend" Kaden:

E eating candy at home at last!
(Note: It is like impossible to catch her looking and smiling and she is both in this picture - HUGE BONUS!!!)


Nisa said...

What great costumes! The recipes look yummy!

KA said...

haha...Jonah and Buddy had the same costumes! That is fantastic!