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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Traditions

The big cultural event that has become a wee bit twisted, Halloween traditions undone so to speak, is almost upon us.  I find it quite enjoyable to cruise the web for fun items relating to the October 31st phenomena. That is, after I have enjoyed a long walk in the crunchy golden leaves that have been (alas) covered with snow. Here in Colorado we have been graced with a dry climate that means more gorgeous sunlight amidst the winter snowstorms, which allows for more sunny walks.

A common Halloween tradition is baking some delightful desert that relates to a monster, goblin, witch, cat, or just a food colored vampirish, greenish, blackish, orange decorated sweet.  I do recall all the baking fun when the kids were little decked out in costumes and bearing some ghoulish desert to school.  Now I don’t get into it much anymore, however I did see this blog with a Pumpkin Whoopie Pies recipe that looks quite mouthwatering, and easy to make, so take a look and see if you might want to give it a try.  I think I will, since at this baby boomer stage there is no pressure to have it made except at my leisure.
The other Halloween tradition that I have let go of, because I just never seemed to get the hang of using a knife to carve, is pumpkin carving.  For some reason the work just never appealed to me.  I love the carved results that others could pull off so artistically, and helped carve if I was asked to.  Now I find out that I wasn’t the only one who carving didn’t appeal to.  This is a pretty funny video, short and to the point.  
                                 
                                                         

Enjoy the cold night that will soon share its scairy faces and yummy deserts.  Oh, and take care of your skin - check out these weekly specials for skin care.

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