Saturday, October 25, 2008

Halloween Tricks & Halloween Treats

For Halloween this year, I baked a bunch of fun Halloween cookies for a United Way Bake Sale. In case you can’t figure out what the cookie shapes are, they are Pumpkins, Jack-o-lanterns, ghosties, Frankenstein’s Monster, bats, and turtles. For some reason, Dick thinks the bats are tarantulas. You are probably wondering what turtles have to do with Halloween. Nothing I can think of, but Derek seems to think that his favourite creatures, turtles need to be included in every occasion possible. I couldn’t to waste the last bits of chocolate & white cookie dough, so I made a Yin Yang cookie with them.

In lieu of a Jack-O-Lantern, we will just celebrate with orange peppers this year. They look sort of like miniature versions of pumpkins. Most years, Derek and I will carve Jack-O-Lanterns on the Sunday leading up to Halloween and hope that the Jack-O-Lanterns wouldn’t turn rotten or liquefy before the big day. Unfortunately, Halloween is on a Friday this year, and I’m pretty sure that any pumpkins we carve this Sunday will end up in pretty bad shape and will truly scare away all the Trick or Treaters.

Here’s a line-up of Jack-O-Lanterns we have carved over the years. Some years were better than others. We did poorly in year 2006, mainly because we went shopping for a pumpkin a little too late and all the good pumpkins were gone. We ended up carving a honeydew (Jack-O-Melon). Yeah, it was pretty lame looking, but we still had fun.

Have a happy and safe Halloween, everyone.

Bats & Pumpkins
Scary Ghosties
Turtles & YinYang Symbol

Orange Peppers (Mini Pumpkins 2008)

Pumpkins 2004

Pumpkin Barfing

Derek removing guts from the pumpkin

Derek putting some finishing touches on the pumpkin

Skeleton & Snoopy (2005)
Colin & Derek with their finished products

Jack-O-Melon (2006)

Creator & His creation

Spider & Haunted Place (2007)

1 comment:

Connie said...

Awesome jack-o-lanterns!