Pumpkins designed, re-designed and carved. Cauldron filled with treats, fancy dress laid out on the bed. Rosemary picked, chickens fed. Apples ready to put out at bedtime….. done
Still to do- that rosemary needs to find its way into remembrance biscuits. I just use a simple biscuit recipe and add in some chopped rosemary. We eat a few after our tea and put the rest out with a candle and an apple at bedtime.
The inside of those pumpkins needs to find its way into “Monster Mash” (pumpkin, sweet potato and potato mash) and pumpkin pie for dessert.
The children need to don their outfits and brave the weather to go trick or treating… no broomsticks tonight, it’s too blustery and they have not got a full licence….
They will return as they always do, cold, wet and enormously excited, interrupting each other with all their tales of trick or treating.
When they get back we switch off all the lights and have our tea by candlelight.. the lights don’t go back on until the morning. They put out the biscuits and their apple and go up to bed by candlelight, taking their pumpkins to bed with them (we use the battery operated lights inside once they go upstairs) to act as night lights.
So, coffee drunk and pause enjoyed, I’d best get that pumpkin in the oven then.