I used like Halloween, I think.
But maybe this wig started to ruin it for me?
Or the realization that I was about to be shorter than my younger sister? (Also, I never noticed that she dressed up in camouflage the same year that I sported a peace sign on my face. A sign of our relationship over the following 10 years? Perhaps.)
I am completely okay with my general disinterest in Halloween. It’s become apparent over the past couple weeks, however, that even in the food community, I am in the minority. So, in the spirit of tomorrow’s holiday, here are some Halloween food-themed links.
In the unlikely event that you’ve yet to purchase candy for your trick-or-treaters, Endless Simmer has the top 10 kinds of candy that no one wants. We avoided this problem by buying a bag of assorted mini-candy bars that we’d be perfectly happy to eat if and when we don’t get any trick or treaters. I think we got 3 last year, maybe. I’m looking forward to some fun sized Snickers over the next couple weeks.
If you’d like to take your Halloween celebration beyond candy this year, check out Huffington Post’s recipes for a very foodie Halloween which include pumpkin mudslides and bloody eyeball ice cubes.
Halloween seems like it would be a lot less fun if your child had food allergies. CNN’s Eatocracy has some good suggestions for keeping your kid safe while trick or treating.
In my opinion, Halloween is the sort of day where one shouldn’t really pay attention to nutrition facts. Nevertheless, Huffington Post has an interesting quiz which compares the fat, calories and sugar of various Halloween treats.
Want grown up treats? The Kitchn has a collection of homemade candy bars and beverages for more mature tastes.
Brian and I have a pumpkin this year for one purpose: so I can remove the seeds and roast them (well, that and the fact that it was given to us free). Serious Eats has all you need to know to roast the perfect pumpkin seeds.
Finally, a couple Halloween themed YouTube videos I’ve been enjoying:
Special thanks to my sister for letting me steal those photos off her Facebook page!