Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Weekend Recap and a Recipe!

I cannot believe that it's already the last day of October, where has this year gone?! In my mind, the holiday season starts tomorrow and you better believe that I will be busting out the Christmas music! But back to today...I didn't dress up for Halloween this year, but we did have a wonderfully relaxing weekend.

Oh, and Lola dressed up. As a hot dog.


Obviously.

Saturday, we took Lola to a dog Howl-a-ween party (that's really what it was called, so clever...) at a place near our house called Zoom Room, which is a dog agility gym. It was actually a lot of fun, and I loved seeing all the dogs in their costumes because dogs in costumes are freaking adorable. Plus, Lola had a blast. 

 






These people actually dressed up in scuba suits to match their dog's shark costume...I may be nuts, but I'm not that crazy!

Well this is awkward...
I'm proud to say that Lola took second place in the costume contest! Woo!! She won five sessions of open gym, and I'm excited to take her back and work on some agility skills. 

The Howl-a-ween party was pretty much the highlight of the weekend (seriously though), but did do a few other fun things this weekend as well. Saturday morning, we went and watched the Michigan game at one of our favorite breweries in Longmont, and it was another victory for our Wolverines who beat Purdue 36 to 14. 

My blingy Michigan shirt (you're welcome for this super sweet bathroom pic)
Cam is too into the game/growing his beard to smile
Yesterday, we drove around Rocky Mountain National Park and it was beautiful with the snow...plus we got some good pictures of our little fam that I'm planning on using for our Christmas card.



Then last night we carved our pumpkins and I'm really happy with how they came out.





Cam's pumpkin--he's a traditionalist, he only likes to do a face on the pumpkin
My Go Boo (ha) pumpkin, I was actually pretty proud of my carving skills! 

Also, I have seriously been cooking a storm lately and I have a backlog of recipe photos that I need to put up. So stay tuned for some tasty eats in the near future (or whenever I actually have time to put them up!) I do have one recipe from the weekend that I thought I just had to share today and it's for the best roasted pumpkin seeds you'll ever have. No really, they are so good! I was just going to do something boring and put a little oil and salt on them, when I found this recipe and thought it sounded interesting. I'm so glad I did because the result was delicious. If you have pumpkin seeds, you need to give it a try.


 Cumin Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Ingredients:
1 cup pumpkin seeds, cleaned and dried
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
1 1/4 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon ancho chili powder
pinch of freshly ground black pepper

 Directions:
-Preheat oven to 350º and line two small baking sheets with parchment or foil.
-In two small bowls, combine all ingredients for each batch of pumpkin seeds.  Stir to coat completely.  Spread evenly onto the two prepared baking sheets.
-Bake for 8-14 minutes, or until seeds are crunchy.  This will depend largely on the size of your seeds, so check them frequently.

*Recipe Source:  Cook Like a Champion


I've seriously been snacking on them all afternoon. Yum yum. 

That's all for now, tonight's agenda consists of passing out candy to trick-or-treaters slash eating the candy that we don't pass out...yay! Have a happy Halloween everyone! Xoxo

8 comments:

  1. Great photos!! :) Looks like such a fun time!

    Hope it's ok, I'm linking this post up to my TASTY TUESDAY link up!

    <3-Cami from First Day of My Life

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  2. Love the costume. My pups weren't as creative --they just wore some cat ears! Also I'm so jealous of the agility center -- wish they had it in Boston.

    Ps - I keep meaning to comment that I love how obsessed you are with your dog bc I have two and I'm beyond obsessed with them as well!

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  3. Poor Lola, she is saying "why am I in this damn costume?" in those first two pictures. too funny.

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  4. Lola looks too cute in her costume!

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  5. So sweet!

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/Amalastore?ref=si_shop

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  6. oh my gosh that is the most awesome thing ever. The people in the suits with the shark dog. That would be me. Except I don't have a dog. But if I did. yes.

    Lola is adorable!!!

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Your sweet words make my day! :)

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