Happy Halloween! We went to our church’s Halloween dinner/chili cookoff/spooky dessert contest/game night/trunk-or-treat/costume parade last night. Naturally we had to put in our efforts in the food categories. Although Audrey’s double layer pumpkin cheesecake didn’t win any official prizes (Audrey wants it clearly noted that there were no awards based on taste for the desserts), it was the only dessert that was completely gone at the end of the night. I went out on a limb with the chili and made butternut squash and black bean chili. When it was voted the “most unusual” chili I wasn’t sure whether to take that as a compliment or not.
Okay so what you really wanted to see is Cooper’s costume. He was Curious George.
I was The Man in the Yellow Hat. However, as someone kindly mentioned to me later, it was difficult to discern my costume when I wasn’t carrying Cooper around and he originally thought I was a “flambouyant matador.”
Audrey was a very attractive tree, as monkeys are known to enjoy spending their time in trees.
After exhausting our gourmet talents on an under appreciative crowd, we fell back on some delicious Cooper traditions and had pigs in blankets and blue cheese garlic dip this evening. Sadly, we only had two trick-or-treaters and we nearly scared them with our enthusiasm. Maybe next year.