It is so nice to be home. Spending a month away from home to do potato harvest was an experience I will never forget, and one that I would even say was life changing. I will do a write up on it soon and share the freezing cold, dusty, muddy experience with all of you, but it's time for more important things, Halloween.
This Halloween marks a change in my life, I won't be taking anyone trick or treating for the first time in 14 years. It's also the first time since I was six years old that my house isn't covered in spider web, decapitated dolls and jack o' lanterns. We got back from Idaho and I just didn't have the energy to do it since they would only be up for ten days. So this Halloween isn't feeling quite right, I actually almost went back to my mothers tradition of putting up Christmas decorations on Halloween, but I decided to focus on the little things of Halloween, horror movies and Halloween foods.
I found a Halloween menu from 1932 that looked perfect. It's from The Modern Cook and mentioned carving oranges into jack o' lanterns and I had to give that a try as well.
I make Chicken Patties, not the Oyster variation and it was delicious. Basically tiny little chicken pot pies without any vegetables, but for me the cake was the star. I grew up eating cakes from mixes so most homemade cakes seem tough to me but this one is delicious. The orange and almond work together perfectly and make it a memorable dessert.
No matter what your Halloween plans are have a wonderful time.