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.
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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.
PUMPKIN WAFFLE COOKIES
- 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.