Foodie Friday Halloween
Halloween is here! Have you finalized all of your plans for this holiday weekend?
I'm back on Long Island - it's amazing how much better I slept in the hotel bed. I woke up several times last night and just don't feel well rested today.
Gotta get up and at 'em. Promised Kids we would have two rounds of trick or treating. First one is at 2pm, right around the neighborhood with one of Kelsey's school friend.
Then, at 4, we will head over to Denise's house to trick or treat around her neighborhood.
I decided to dress up as Wonder Woman but have not tried on the costume in a number of years, so I'm crossing my fingers that it fits - yikes! We shall see.
Getting my day started early, so this will be a short daily.
I will however, leave you with a reminder to read my Foodie Friday feature about Taboon, a wonderful restaurant in Hell's Kitchen in Manhattan - one of the many I had the pleasure of eating at this past week during my "Sister's Vacay in NYC."
Have a BOOtiful day!
Trick or Treat
Hi Everyone! Happy Halloween!!
While I'm not at all into the scary or ghoulish type of costumes; I think that this day can be quite entertaining and fun...
I luv seeing all of the children play dress up in the cutesy and silly costumes. It can be just so darn adorable!
My children have NEVER once been even remotely interested in dressing up in any type of negative fashion.
I find that some of the make up/costumes out there can get a bit freakish and eerie.
And as always I prefer the positive and playful!!
Having said that tonight we will all go Trick-or-Treating out as a family group of 16!!!
There will be 3 Little Pigs (Andrew/Jet/Chaplin), 2 Pirates (Dave B/Myself), 2 Superhero's - Wonder Woman (Brigitte) & Batman (Houston), a Spanish Flamenco Dance (Mika), A God/Goddess (Dominic/Cosette), & either a Wolf or Pimp (Dave C).
Then we will have the undressed tag-a-longs - My Mom, Michael & Liz (she might actually dress up, but I'm not sure as what), Skip & Khanny! Whew
Lots of fun pictures in tomorrow's Daily Scoop for sure!!!
TIDBITS & FUN Halloween FACTS:
(Some of the specific modern customs originated over the years and were specific to location)
The native americans and early pioneers in the United States discovered an abundance of Pumpkins! As they were generally plumply blossoming at this time of year, the art of carving them started. The purpose was still to ward evil spirits.
This all started with candied apples. The apples were also subject to the harvest, then dipped in caramel and given to children. Commercialization of the theme over centuries had a good role in turning this into tiny Snickers amongst other things.
This is actually a fairly new development in Halloween festivities and first showed up in Albania in 1928. It became a ground for pranksters. (I'm not really sure why this happened, but it did). It took about 50 years for the tradition to make it to the United States.
And if you are not into sweet treats, be sure and read all about the savory ones that Elisa got to indulge in over her lovely trip into NYC and has shared with us today for FOODIE FRIDAY!!!
Wishing everyone a fun and safe night! Be careful!
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