Pumpkin Chili, Laughter, Masks and Skull Mayhem

The last few days have been a delicious blur. I did some Halloween decorating, dreamed about my little brother at least thrice… such wonderful dreams that burst with laughter and familiar mayhem. I danced, cooked and shared great food with family and friends. My urban witchy garden fully embraced the season. The pain squatting in my flesh and bones wasn’t a bastard at all. I ate meat and I didn’t get sick (I used one of the three to five diet cheating days I allow myself every year); there is some discomfort, but no intense tummy pain. And the night of All Hallows’ Eve was quite perfect. Here is the visual tale:
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Pumpkin and Black-Eyed Peas Chili (Um… who forgot to write down the recipe? *sigh*).
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Carrot and Pineapple Cake (the Little Princess requested a healthy but yummy treat).
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All Hallows' Eve 2015, Magaly (8)I’ve no idea who drove that huge knife into the Carrot and Pineapple Cake’s skull *cough*.
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31 thoughts on “Pumpkin Chili, Laughter, Masks and Skull Mayhem

  1. Everything looks fangtastic!! My Halloween didn’t quite go to plan… a whole lot of unexpected occurrences… some okay, some not so okay. Suffice to say that my pumpkin is still sitting there without a face. *le sigh* We’re going to attempt a pretend Halloween next Saturday. 😉

  2. Let the Little Princess stand next to your cooking and dictate the recipe. She will be glad to help, and have a hoard of fans all her own!

    I don’t have a single picture to share this year, but we watched people getting killed and drank from a skull(-shaped bottle).

  3. Oh, it looks wonderful and yummy. We didn’t do anything. I was going on 10 days of a bad respiratory illness, then hubby caught the same, but gentler version. Planning for next year, though!

  4. If you ever find the recipe for that pumpkin and black-eyed pea chili, don’t forget all your friends out here in Blogland who’d love a copy! The knife in the skull is a lovely touch. Really lovely. I like it a lot. Really – a lot. 😉

    • It’s in my head. I was going to write it down without making the chili again, but that would be unfair. I need to measure stuff. I need to stop cooking by the seat of my pants *sigh*.

      I promise to write it and share it soon. If I haven’t done so in the next three weeks, remind me!

  5. Awww, everything looks wonderful! I have the biggest smile on my face 🙂 Love that knife! LOL! So special you shared some moments with your brother 🙂 Magaly, you are one good cook!!!

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