For those who are not struggling, today is an almost normal Halloween. It's probably a good thing to have children enjoy the day. I have written a post directed to kids and adults who want to be kids.
(Giveaway below...keep reading.)
Kids rule. I love kids. I love kid food. And there's nothing like a costume. The fun. The anonymity.
For those of you wishing you were the kids, dreaming about pillowcases stuffed with loot, continue to dream. Dreams are what help us go on, and on, and on.
I love pretending, creating. I think it's times like these, when kids get to put on costumes and be somebody different that help stir a child's imagination. Forever.
My son loved wearing capes. He still sees himself as a hero. And he is. [And he's safe in New York. He has electricity. We are blessed.]
He also loved picking out pumpkins. The bigger, the better.
|Jack at five picking a pumpkin. Oh, the challenge!|
When I'm writing...ahem, I love candy. Chocolate, in particular. And caramels. (Bad for teeth, good for soul). But at Halloween, I love candy corn. There's something so festive about the candy. So I decided to use it in this sweet treat. Not a hard recipe. Something you can probably throw together tonight with whatever "stash" you have in the house. Melted ice cream would even work with this. It's all about sugar.
Make your own party. A kid-easy party. Ice cream sundaes with a Halloween theme.
|My step-kids Craig and Jill, a number of years ago, who loved Halloween.|
Vanilla ice cream
Chocolate sauce (or your favorite sauce)
Candy corn (or your favorite small candy)
[Look how easy this is...]
Put scoops of ice cream in a glass. Douse with chocolate sauce and candy corn. Top with sprinkles.
Note: The candy corn got really cold very quickly -- not good for teeth. So you might want to make sure they stay on top of the ice cream or just have them in reserve and pop one in with every bite. :)
Of course you could remove any of those, add whipped cream, and simply enjoy...according to your own sweet tooth. Oh, simply have whipped cream straight from the can. Anybody remember doing that?
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