We had some great family time tonight painting pumpkins, making caramel apples and eating popcorn. The kids costumes are all ready and they are sound asleep dreaming about the fun day they will have tomorrow. I am preparing for the approximately 100 people that are stopping by for hot dogs and chili. A few years ago we started the tradition of having some food for the trick or treaters and their families. It is nothing fancy but we grill right in our driveway, have a huge pot of chili going and also serve some lemonade and hot cider. It is a hit in our neighborhood and the kids love having their friends come over. Let’s face it, it also cuts down on the miles of trick or treating I used to have to do.
So before I go soak the beans, let me tell you about the caramel apples I made. Can you believe I have never made them before? Yes, before tonight I was the caramel apple virgin! But now that’s all been changed. I happened to be on twitter today and saw Love With Food’s Caramel Apples and how easy they were to make. so I picked up some caramels at the grocery store and a few hours later this is what we have. My apples are a little rustic looking and not as smooth as some others I’ve seen. But they taste good nonetheless.
I will leave you with a few pictures of my two cutie pies. If you’re wondering what they are dressed as, my daughter is a spider fairy (which I guess is like a type of witch) and my son is a Sumo wrestler. Hope everyone gets more treats than tricks! Have a very happy Halloween!