Monday, October 12, 2009

Fall date night

Saturday night, Nic and I planned a "date night" that involved everything to do with Fall/Halloween...
We decided to make Chicken Chili (that was Nic's job). Nic chopping away...
And my job was to bake (I was proud to be wearing my Christmasy apron)
Look at those beautiful pumpkin sugar cookies. I also did leaves.
Here's the finished product of the Chicken Chili. It was so good, but a bit too spicy for me. Nic tried to tone it down a bit, but even he wanted it to be spicier. Needless to say, I put quite a bit of shredded cheese to tone down the spiciness. It was very tasty - we ate our chili while watching The Skeleton Key (cookies were baking and cooling).
Next it was on to carving pumpkins. Nic has only carved pumpkins once! I couldn't believe it. I always remember carving pumpkins in our garage growing up - I haven't done it in awhile though.
Beware of the Master Carver...
After taking out the guts (which are tasty to eat I might add), I like to bake the seeds. I remember my mom always doing that when I was growing up. Add some butter, stir them around until they are nice and golden brown, and add some salt - delicious little treat. Nic thought I was wierd because I like to eat some of the guts and the seeds...more for me! :)
Nic carving away. I did carve my own pumpkin, but he did help me clean it up.
Some of the finished sugar cookies. They were delicious!
Here are our pumpkins glowing in the night (Nic's is on the left and mine is on the right). I love the way they both turned out!

5 comments:

Summer said...

What a fun date nite! It looks like everything turned out perfectly!

natalie said...

Looks like so much fun! I love this time of year, holiday after holiday. It's great!

Dani said...

Great idea! Sounds like a fun FHE night for us. We might have to substitute "Charlie Brown Halloween" for "The Skeleton Key" though. Post the chicken chili recipe, will ya?! (or email me) Thanks!

Sharon said...

That looks so fun....we will have to do it too! Yeah, post the recipe for the chili...it sounds yummy! I don't think I could watch the skeleton key again, I remember seeing it in the theater (I actually think I saw it with you when you had your last check up at OHSU? But maybe I am remembering wrong:) and it scared me....I don't think I have watched a scary movie since!

KP said...

awww cute alli! I love that little date night you guys had. It sounds like fun!! I want to have a halloween date night with kyle! great idea. :)