Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Spooky Halloween Meal

Last night was my late night for this week, so we celebrated Halloween early.  These were the features of this year's creepy Halloween meal.

For dinner we had creepy fingers (hot dogs), witches' fingernails (Bugles), and Halloween pasta salad with apple cider to wash it all down.

For dessert we made a graveyard cake.  You can see a step by step tutorial over on our Proper Wolf blog.  We drank homemade hot chocolate with ghost and pumpkin marshmallows.

My parents also got Kylie and I each an adorable coffin filled with delicious treats.

It was a wonderfully spooky evening!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Autumn Harvest Tea Party

I'm going to share some photos I took of the tea party I hosted last weekend.  Let me preface this by saying that it was SUPPOSED to be held outside, but it was much colder and windier than I had anticipated.  So it wasn't quite the way I envisioned it, but I think I did a darned good job for having to make spur of the moment changes.  Moving on...

Now to give credit where credit is due:

The menu, place cards, burlap banner, etc were all provided by DecoCards.
The butternut squash soup recipe was from Once Upon A Chef.
The miniature apple pie recipe was from This Creative Mom.
The apple cider recipe was from The Frugal Girls.
I learned to hollow out apples from Entirely Smitten.

And what party would be complete without bad cats?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Apple Picking at Brecknock Orchard

I went apple picking with some dear friends a few weekends back.  We went to Brecknock Orchard which is, in my opinion, one of the most picturesque places in the world.  It was a perfectly dreary autumn day, which made for some rather soggy walking - but I love the tone it gave these photos.