To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
October 28, 2014
FROG EYE SALAD....THERE'S A HALLOWEEN PARTY AHEAD
It's time for Trick or Treat in a few days!
Are you planning a party?
Do you prepare a festive little spread for the little ones prior to taking them out in
your neighborhood to begin their night of fun?
We miss that! Don't you just love the spicy aroma of the Jack-O-Lantern burning! Did you know that you can create a more fragrant pumpkin by taking an apple corer to carve out round vents in the hallowed out pumpkin. Rub pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon on the underside of the pumpkin lid and push cloves into it. Set a lighted tea candle inside and this will give off a wonderful scent!
The Divine Miss M and I were reminiscing about Luke the Duke and how much he had grown up in the past few years! Since he is the youngest of the three grandchildren, we take great fun in looking back at his costumes over the years! It will be interesting to see what he is transformed into this October 31st!
Bob the Builder
Bob the Builder
Enjoying Mom's homemade Caramel Apple!
A Knight in Shining Armour or was he a Gladiator! Luke....call Maine Grandma....she can't remember???
Now, onto planning a fun little Halloween party for the little ones!
Those delicious little party ham and cheese sandwiches on
Hawaiian rolls are perfect for little sized hands.
If you are serving these for the adults, then plan on two to three per person!
Even the darling loved the Frog Eye Salad.
I think this will be on the Thanksgiving menu also....but....
I'll have to change the name!
ounce chunk pineapple, drained and juice reserved
ounce can crushed pineapple, drained and juice reserved
t. lemon juice
c. prepared acini di pepe pasta
(11 ounce) cans mandarin oranges, drained
ounce whipped topping
cup mini marshmallows
sugar, flour, salt, egg and 2/3 cup of reserved pineapple juice in a saucepan,
cook until thickened. Add lemon juice; cool. Stir sugar mixture into prepared
pasta. Cover and chill. Add remaining ingredients; stir to coat. Chill for 1
hour before serving. Top with a few maraschino cherries!