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lilmomma Oct 30, 2012 06:37 AM

before you run out to trick or treat?

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  1. Kat RE: lilmomma Oct 30, 2012 07:24 AM

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

    1. Becca Porter RE: lilmomma Oct 30, 2012 05:12 PM

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

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        sandylc RE: Becca Porter Oct 31, 2012 04:07 PM

        What's your address? :-)

      2. rabaja RE: lilmomma Oct 30, 2012 08:33 PM

        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!

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          mojoeater RE: lilmomma Oct 30, 2012 08:37 PM

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

          1. Sandwich_Sister RE: lilmomma Oct 31, 2012 03:59 PM

            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.

            1. kubasd RE: lilmomma Oct 31, 2012 06:47 PM

              I don't have kids, but growing up my parents gave in to our extremely childish taste-buds and Spaghetti-Os with the hotdogs in them was for dinner. It was a special treat for that night only, and we loved it! It seems to follow alongside the soup/stew trend other parents are following.

              1. mamachef RE: lilmomma Nov 2, 2012 09:18 AM

                We always had chili or beef stew, served up in a pumpkin just for aesthetic's sake. With either cornbread, or garlic bread.

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