We discuss getting ready for Halloween and some ideas to make it simple and fun. Using your printer and some ingenuity, you can make your house a Halloween haven. Scroll down to get the Podcast.
- Boo Bags: http://thegainesgang4.blogspot.com/2010/10/panic-mode-party-treats.html
- Your Mummy Loves You treats: http://www.theidearoom.net/2011/10/halloween-oreosmummy-treats.html (I did not put mine on sticks–just put them in their lunch)
- Halloween Candy Swap for the Troops: http://www.operationgratitude.com/halloween-candy-buy-back-2012/
- Collect your candles and other things to decorate (add a few Dollar store spiders and rats)
- Add spooky pictures to your family portraits
OTHER GREAT HALLOWEEN TIPS AND RECIPES
Easy Teacher Gifts, Bingo, Bookmarks and More http://www.itswrittenonthewalls.blogspot.com/ (this is Nancy’s new favorite site)
- Cool Glow in the Dark Ideas http://playathomemom3.blogspot.com/2011/07/glow-water_08.html
- Halloween fun idea. Glow in the dark scavenger hunt. Write clues in UV ink and they have to turn out the lights and shine a UV light to read the clues. Usually the pen has a light on it.
1 medium pumpkin, 4-5 pounds (or 2 cups canned)
1 small yellow onion
1 clove garlic
1 red bell pepper, diced
2 T oil
1 lb. ground beef
4 c diced tomatoes
2 c tomato sauce
2 c cooked kidney beans
1 c corn
1/2 c diced green chilis
1 T chili powder
1 t ground cumin
salt and fresh black pepper
Cut lid in top of pumpkin; set aside. Remove seeds, replace lid. Bake at 375° for 20-40 minutes until pulp in soft. Scoop out pumpkin flesh, leaving at least 1/2 inch to hold pumpkin shape. Dice pumpkin and set aside. Reserve pumpkin shell.
In large pot, cook onion, garlic and bell pepper with ground beef. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, reserved pumpkin, beans, corn, chilis, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes. Serve from reserved pumpkin shell. Garnish with shredded cheese and/or sour cream. Serve over cooked rice. 6-8 servings.