Our Hallo-week looked a little something like this---
Pumpkin carving accompanied by cider and homemade donuts (tradition!).
Treats for preschool.
Super Why! and Raggedy Ann.
The traditional Dinner in a Pumpkin before trick-or-treating.
This is how I make it (if you don't already have the easy recipe):
Dinner in a Pumpkin
1lb ground beef, browned
2ish cups cooked rice*
1 onion, diced and sauteed (with beef)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
mushrooms, sliced and sauteed
1 can water chesnuts, chopped
1 can corn
salt and pepper
*I prefer brown rice since it has more fiber and nutrients before the sugar high...
somehow that makes me feel better about the candy overload!
Scoop seeds out of pumpkin*.
Preheat oven to 350.
Get rice cooking (2 cups water, 1 cup rice).
Brown beef and onions with a little seasoning salt.
Add mushrooms and spinach.
Add cooked rice, can of soup, corn and water chestnuts.
Season with S/P to taste.
Put entire mixture into hollow pumpkin and replace top.
Place on cookie sheet or casserole dish and bake for 1 hour.
Serve with a big scoop of the cooked pumpkin flesh and a fresh salad.
*I usually do this on pumpkin carving night so I can skip the step
when things get busy Halloween afternoon
I hope you enjoyed a spooky Halloween!
Now, welcome "Holiday Season"! (I cannot believe that.)