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Oct 30, 2012 06:37 AM

what are you going to feed your kids....

before you run out to trick or treat?

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  1. Good question! I think it will be a crockpot night, so maybe some venison chili.

    1. I am making 6 qts of gumbo, rice, French bread, caramel apples, salted caramels, caramel popcorn...

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      1. We always had soup on Halloween growing up. The logic was that it stays hot if you have to jump up to answer the door, its quick and easy to eat, and it can sit until you get in from trick or treating.

        For whatever reason, this tradition has stuck with me. I made a big batch of chicken-vegetable soup with little pasta for tomorrow night. We don't have kids yet, but I imagine we will repeat the tradition in the coming years.
        Maybe get crazy and add grilled cheese, though!

        1. I neither have nor want children, but love the memories of grilled cheese and tomato soup every Halloween when growing up.

          1. Growing up in Central Florida meant that you didn't know if it was going to be a cold Halloween or a warm one. It's kind of how I judge how cold our winter will be. It's like the Jack Skellington of groundhogs day. lol.

            When it was cold, my mom opted for chili or goulash. Another kids favorite was Kielbasa with Mac and Cheese.

            and the snack was always popcorn balls and Pumpkin seeds

            During a warm Halloween a fruit and raw veggie tray was set out. Sometimes sandwich spreads, and yes goulash and kielbasa and mac and cheese. My mom often feed the neighborhood kids too.

            Snacks were always popcorn balls and pumpkin seeds.