Sunday, November 07, 2010
Cat, Cauldron and Jack-O-Lanterns
This year, Dova chose to be a black cat for Halloween. Which thankfully meant choosing a black outfit that she could reuse as everyday clothes instead of buying a costume or *heaven forbid* making another costume. I had to talk her into the boots at first, but now they are her favorite accessory to wear with her skinny black jeans. Way to fashionable for a six-year-old...
This year, I fell ill before carving my yearly jack-o-lantern (see 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006), but we did attend the ultimate Halloween party, with count them, SEVEN, jack-o-lanterns. With that many expertly carved jack-o-lanterns from one family, no one can call me an overacheiver.
But the highlight of this party is the ghost chili, cooked in a cauldron hanging over a fire pit. I first experienced this awesome cauldron chili last year, but this year, I actually went home in the middle of the party so I could retrieve my camera. It is a most awesome experience, with the warmth of the crackling fire, and the aroma of the smoke and chili.
Mmm, delicious. Hope you all had a great Halloween!