Sunday, November 1, 2009

Trick or Treat







Definitely a treat for me. Bernard and Ann, Christina, Samantha, and our chihuahua dog, Marley, all worked hard to make our Halloween night special and memorable. There was so much food. And, I didn't do a single thing.

My children planned a small get-together with their friends on Halloween night. They planned the menu, shopped for food and decorations, and cooked all day long, while I napped the whole afternoon. Their menu was planned with the consideration for both who were non-meat eaters and meat eaters alike, vegetarians, and some who needed more Lycopene (from tomatoes) in their bodies.

After my nap, I was surprised to see that the furniture were moved around, the house was tastefully decorated, and most of the food were done, nicely arranged on serving plates. They carved the pumpkins. Christina worked on the cupcakes which were neatly displayed on a three-tiered silver round cake trays. They baked a lot of cookies, brownies, and there were a lot of candies to give to the children. 


Bernard made the Barbecued Short Ribs and the Veggie Rottini, while Ann made the deviled eggs, mashed potatoes, garlic bread, and she also prepared the sausages on sticks.

I have to give credit to my daughter, Christina for her creativity in decorating the porch, the walls, the doors outside and inside the house, and for making an attractive centerpiece for the living room coffee table.

At 6:00 pm, we started to eat dinner with some friends. Soon the treat or trickers were ringing the door bell in their nice little outfits. My granddaughter, Samantha, had fun giving out candies, but she could not go treat or tricking because she just had the flu. It was quite cold outside and I was under the weather myself.

The photos above were randomly chosen. Enjoy!

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