Thursday, October 15, 2009

You've Been Ghosted!

As my hubby and I sat on the back porch hiding from the noise of the house, I saw it coming. A white van pulled up around the side of our home. It slowed down and a child jumped out carrying a plate of goodies I knew exactly what was happening. No.... I thought. I couldn't stop it from happening. Have you ever watched your child fall and felt helplessly moving in slow motion to try to catch him/her? This is how I felt. I didn't have time for this adventure. I wanted to stop it from happening.

We got up and entered the house. I was right. Milo and Lil' were joyously gathering a plate of fall goodies. The idea of goodies sounds great huh? Well this little plate of goodies comes with cute Halloween Poem and a picture of a Ghost. The poem instructs you to enjoy the goodies hang the picture on the your door so that everyone knows you have been hit. I quickly posted the picture in our kitchen window. The goodies are great but the pressure to pass along the poem, the picture, and goodies to two other families within two nights. It was the middle of the week, way too busy for these fun neighbor hood traditions.

The next evening a knock comes at the door. What the freak? Can't they see the GHOST hanging in our window? Another plate of goodies, poem, and ghost to hang up. I IMMEDIATELY taped it to our mail box next to the door. Now feel even more pressure to fulfill my family neighbor hood duties.

I whine and complain, Milo says, " Just don't hang up the GHOST. We can get treats every night." " Yeah that is a great idea!", exclaims Dad. They truly are men after my own heart, I would love homemade treats every night. I just couldn't deal with the guilt.

So several days late but never the less duty fulfilled. Sunday evening I made our goodies. Milo and Lil' were excited. Goodies made, copies of poem and ghost, we were set for our adventure of sneaking out in the night and delivering the " frightful " package to the unaware neighbors. Milo dressed in all black quickly delivered each package with out getting us caught. It was so much fun. Okay, so I admit it, I am glad that we got GHOSTED. It was a fun memory made.

Now to pass on the fun.

Pastry Flake

Poop on Jelly

Consider yourselves ghosted. Below is a recipe for one of our favorite goodies. I share it with you and other readers, however those tagged choose two blogger friends and GHOST them and pass on a favorite goodie recipe and encourage them to pass it on.

  • 1 1/3 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. shortening
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 1/2 c. nuts or raisins ( optional); we use CHOCOLATE CHIPS, duh !
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c. pumpkin
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. ginger
  • if your diet permits a dab of cream cheese frosting just off the waffle iron.

Mix together, place small balls on hot waffle iron and bake. Don't over bake, cookies cook faster than waffles.



susan said...

Love this version, and WHATEVER those ghosts are darling!

I'll have to think up a good recipe to share just in case.

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

YUM!!! Ya know I love me some cookies... yeah, that is what my jeans keep telling me. Anyway, I am so far behind in the bloggy world! Whew! I will try to get caught up and do this... we will see if time is on my side! ;0)

Thanks for all of your encouraging words! I still have dreams of meeting you and Susan one day. Wouldn't that be so much fun!!!!

Lots of love!
Mrs. Nurse Boy

BTW, I think I will try to find you of facebook... so I won't always have to use my "code" name with you!