Sunday, October 18, 2009

After Dinner Thoughts

I really like my own cooking. I also really like cheese tortellini, spinach, black olives, cheese, and everything in this dish. Needless to say, it was delicious! And, only 7 weight watchers points per 1 cup serving. We had the casserole, green salad and a pumpkin cake my mom made.

After dinner, cleaning up, and taking the trash out for pick up tomorrow, my mom and I started working on my Halloween costume. This year I am going to be Athena, Goddess of
Wisdom, War, and the Arts. We're making a toga/chiton outfit. I picked up some chiffon the other day, but apparently not enough. So, I need to get a few more yards and then we'll finish the costume tomorrow. I've got some fun gold braid as well as some Greek key ribbon to use for trim. I'll have to make sure to take a photo!

Last year I was a tornado - it was a hoot! We used some gray organza-type fabric and wrapped it around an old black dress. Then I made a thunderhead from an old straw hat that I wrapped the gray fabric around and stuffed with tissue paper. I attached matchbox cars, farm animals, and other such stuff to the dress so that when I twirled, the objects spun in the air. I also found a Miss Gulch riding her bicycle ornament that I added to the costume. Red slippers completed the look. Here's what it looked like.

I love Halloween - everything about it! This year I have three opportunities to dress up: bunco, a small party we're hosting, and giving out treats on the holiday itself! I certainly hope the weather holds up this year. Mom and Dad will be coming over to our house to hand out the treats this year and I hope we can sit outside for most of the evening. It's just too much fun!


  1. Welcome to the foodie blogroll. Good luck with the costume.

  2. Oh fun, your halloween costume sounds great!

  3. I love your tornado costume and dinner sounds delicious. Welcome to the Foodie BlogRoll!



  4. I see you are really a new blogger. If you have questions, please ask.

    You look like you are off to a good start. I will enjoy watching you grow as a blogger.

    I only started a few months ago and I relate to so many new experiences. Enjoy the ride and the good food.

  5. We love Halloween. My daughter is doing what my husband and I use to do. The Halloween party, dress up dry ice and she is brave 40 kids. Each of her kids invites 8 each. HAPPY HALLOWEEN. Thanks Kathy.