Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Samhain in its glory!

Ok, so this year was awesome. We got TONS of candy, I mean TONS. We are going to be eating this stuff to like Ostara, sheesh. The girls where all adorable of course, I don't think they would have it any other way.

Here they are before the battle of candy began.

Halfway through, (Fern was exhausted by this time. The girls thought that the only way to move was by running.)

I reluctantly post this, due to me being in it, but it was a good picture of the kiddos, and boy is Emily sparkling. You should have seen the amount of glitter applied to both of them. I would like to point out also that I was NOT dressed up. This is a normal outfit for me...what??

And the Dumb Supper with what was called in the house "The Witches Brew". I didn't make that up, I swear! The pink one did.

I told you they wore the poor girl out. Please note she is asleep ON her candy.

Anyhow, that is enough of all the pictures and such. On to the juicy fun type stuff.

     Now, a normal Samhain supper is done with dark breads, pork of some sort and apples. Mine was not. This year I chose to make dishes that my grandmother made all the time, and that I loved (and still do).The first dish is called Walking Taco dip, which consists of bean dip, avocados, sour cream, mayo, taco seasoning, black olives, scallions, tomatoes, and cheese. It is amazing! And reminds me so very much of grandma that I couldn't help but think it was perfect for Samhain. I just have to hear the name of this dish and I am transported back to summer's spent at her house. Great times, and I really miss her.
     The next dish I made was called Mexican Dish in One. It has A LOT of stuff in it. Corn, ranch style beans, meat, taco seasoning, a bunch of different seasonings, cheese, tortillas, and mushroom soup. Yes I know, I thought that last one was a bit weird myself, but WOW that made the dish. I made this without the mushroom soup for the ones who don't like green things, (which is any sort of veggie even if it isn't green), and it tasted no where near as good as the mushroomed one. I have never had this dish, at least not that I can remember, but I found it written in my grandma's hand on a very old yellow bit of paper in my mother's old cookbook. I had to make that, of course.
     So, it was a very different Samhain than traditionally had, but it was perfection for us. The girls asked me who came up with these yummy dishes and why hadn't we ever had them before, and I got to talk to them about my grandma, which they were of course awed that my adult and so OLLLLDD self could have EVER had a grandma, just like them. I am just glad they got to know a little about her. We then put out some candles for my grandma and a friend who was killed this year, so they could find there way to the yummy food we had left for them. All, in all, it was stellar and awesome and all that, plus as I said earlier there is TONS and TONS of candy in my house...I will be back in a bit. :)

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