Saturday, October 11, 2008

I heart Halloween

I love Halloween. I know that is probably not politically correct... ESPECIALLY when you are a Preschool Teacher in a Christian school. But I do.

Not the Halloween that you see in the new gothic, bloody, severed head, corpse shops that are popping up all over America.

I love the Halloween that I remember as a kid growing up in small town America. A time when we could enter our neighbor's haunted house without fear, a time when we could eat homemade popcorn balls without the fear of a razor being tucked inside, a time where we dressed up in homemade costumes that our mother labored over for hours. A kinder, innocent time in rural Pennsylvania. Sigh.

I guess I'll close this blog with a recipe that invokes many wonderful Autumn memories for me. Enjoy.


Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake

1 can evaporated milk -- (13 oz)
3 eggs -- beaten
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
1 can pumpkin -- (13 oz)
1 pkg yellow cake mix
1/2 cup butter

Combine all ingredients except for the cake mix and butter. Pour mixture into an 9 x 13 pan. Sprinkle dry cake mix over the pumpkin mixture.

Slice margarine or butter over top of cake mix. Sprinkle with nuts if desired. DO NOT STIR! Bake at 350 for 45-55 minutes. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.


Tiff said...

LOVE the new banner!!!
I <3 Halloween too, we made the kids get back out of bed this evening to come and see the porch all lit up, they get really excited over that! lol
There's a house down the road that always puts up the best display. They have every size jacko-lantern you can imagine and they set them up like an audience, and then they have these small white ghosts holding hands dancing in a circle, it's so neat! If I can get a picture of it I'll do a blog post about it. :o)
Mwah! Love ya!

Ky said...

Thanks hun. I'm still trying to figure out all of this blogger stuff out LOL

J. (the little one) made the witches hat which inspired this blog. Childhood innocence :-)

BTW I posted the blog by accident ROFL (I hadn't finished) just in case if you want to read it again.. there really was a purpose of the post LOL

From A Creative Heart said...

LOVE the header!!! So darn cute!!!
And I enjoyed your always...