27 October 2008

halloween week, day one

Hooray! It's almost halloween and this messy crafty house is stretching to festivities. This is a big holiday in our family with all the usual tricks and some odd traditions of our own.

It's wasn't until this year I realized how much of Halloween is based around eating! It's like a pre-Thanksgiving stretch for your belly.

Well, I think you all know how I feel about sprinkles. And a girl can't feed her family on cupcakes alone, so I got up this morning trying out something I haven't before...

Caramel Apples!

I did cheat and use a bag of caramels.

I bought them as a just-in-case-I-don't-have-a-ton-of-time problem solver, but they ended up being a don't-have-everything-on-hand problem solver.

I did find a fab recipe here that I'll be trying out come Thanksgiving and Christmas, but today I'm a cheater.

These are my favourites. (0n the great new kitchen towels from Amy!)

And on my new cake stand that I'm in love with.

All the rest are at flickr.

Tomorrow I have a quickie recycled bat and a movie roundup. So what's your favourite Halloween movie? (scary or not)


Allison said...

I've been wanting to make caramel apples with some of the apples we picked this year, but I don't know if I'll get around to doing it. Your apples and photos look wonderful! Now I'm craving caramel apples.... greaaaat.

Amy said...

Caramel apples are one of my favorites! My favorite halloween movie is The Nightmare before Christmas.

Jessica said...

I love homemade caramel apples...I am making them with my students next week...I cannot wait!

Amanda said...

Mmmmmm those look good! My favorite Halloween movie is probably The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. I want to watch it soon. :)