I am going all out for Halloween this year, guys. And by that I mean that I slapped some masking tape and paper plates on my front door today.
It looks better than it sounds. (Hopefully.) It’s supposed to be like a monster face. The paper plates (with black circles on them) are eyes, the masking tape is a silly mouth and angry eyebrows. Get it???
Okay, so maybe I need to start shelling out some dough on post-Halloween sales this year so that it doesn’t look like a homeless person decorated my house. Or a hopeless DIYer, which is what I am.
Speaking of Halloween, I just roped my husband Eric into creating me a Halloween playlist. I told him yesterday (after turning on some Christmas music…stop throwing up) that I would love Halloween just as much as Christmas if there were any decent Halloween music. I mean really, why aren’t people writing songs for such an iconic holiday?? Was Michael Jackson the only celebrity with any brains?
First on our list is this song by Sufjan Stevens though. It’s awesome. Also, zombies. Doesn’t get any more Halloweeny than that. (The title of the song is “They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back from the Dead!! Ahhhh!” Oh, Sufjan. How I love you.)
I feel like I have to make up for the lack of Halloween music in the kitchen. So here we go with the pumpkin recipes!
This pork and pumpkin dinner is really awesome. I was immediately intrigued by the flavors when I saw the ingredients, and it did not disappoint. A very different way to enjoy pork. Or pumpkin, actually. The blue cheese totally makes it, so don’t skip it. Also, this took me about 45 minutes to make, including pauses to move our step-ladder approximately 17 times so Charlotte could “help me cook.” So all in all, not too time-consuming.
Wait! I forgot to talk about the fried sage!!! Has anyone ever done this before? Just fry fresh sage in a tablespoon of oil until they are crispy. It was so good. I need to find other recipes to enhance with this. I’m thinking something with goat cheese…any ideas?
Source: Better Homes and Gardens