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.

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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!


Asianmommy said...

She's adorable! Nice cauldron, too.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed so much of your Holloween blogHer. Dova is cute. I am longing to have a big hug to my adorable blackcat. I loved the black tail, so vibrant full of energy. Then the Jack-o-lanterns, you are very artistic in carving. I wonder if you would like to pursue more of your carving talent.
Then, the mysterious cauldron, I feel like it is from a fiction world, but different from the Harry Potter,s cauldron. Your photo image highlights the mystery or was it really chili?

Rachel said...

Wow - cauldron chili?? That's impressive. And the pumpkins are awesome. But Dova, however, is the cutest!!