It's almost the end of October all ready, how did that happen?!
We got our first real rain fall today, which makes it finally start to feel like fall around here.
I mean, us Californians; the first little sign of cold weather and we bring out our thickest sweaters, scarves and boots. It also must be noted that I ate soup for both lunch and dinner, and am currently drinking a large mug full of apple cider. Because I can.
Halloween is coming up this week, a holiday which I have never been the hugest fan of; but its starting to grow on me a little.
Every Halloween growing up, my mother always made the same thing for dinner on Halloween: Dinner in a pumpkin.
And every year, I had the same reaction: a turned up nose, and candy for dinner.
Last year, I made the infamous dinner in a pumpkin meal for the first time. I added my own ingredients, and changed the original recipe up a bit. Then I ate it. For maybe the first time ever.
Something must of worked for me, because I made it again this year.
Heres the Recipe:
When serving (if in 1 large pumpkin) make sure to scrape out some of the pumpkin sides along with the filling! Also, I served over rice last year, to make it a little more exciting :)
This festive holiday meal was also served with fresh applesauce,
in case you were wondering.
Along with dinner in a pumpkin, we would always have caramel apples for dessert while we watched whatever Halloween special was on TV (and by that I mean Casper the friendly ghost: the Hilary Duff edition)
What are some of your holiday traditions?
and Happy Halloween!