I love Halloween because it is such a fun and silly celebration. It is the only day of the year that kids AND adults can dress up and pretend to be whoever they want to be without fear of scrutiny. I haven’t decided for sure yet what I will be for Halloween but, I am leaning toward dressing up as “Chef Of The Future” which was a character that Jackie Gleason created on his old TV show The Honeymooners. My only concern is that nobody under 50 will have the slightest idea of who I am dressed up as nor would they even know who Jackie Gleason was! Actually that may make it even more fun! I love hosting Halloween Parties and let me tell you we have had some doozies! My last party I actually built a haunted house in my basement and we had a ghoul give guided tours in the dark through a maze of monsters. I still have fishing line and bats hanging from my rafters down there from the last party we had. We really got the party going at midnight when I taught all my guests a line dance and we danced outside in the moonlight to music of Michael Jackson’s Thriller.
All this scary talk is making me hungry! Did you know that you can find hundreds of ideas for recipes and crafts for your own Halloween celebrations on our Taste Of Home website? Check out these fun recipes using the left over candy from your child’s trick or treat bag at http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Holiday—Celebration-Recipes/Halloween-Recipes/Recipes-Using-Leftover-Halloween-Candy.
Here is a tip to help your pumpkin stay fresher longer after you have carved it. Rub petroleum jelly on all the cut edges of the pumpkin to seal the rind.