Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

It's Halloween!

It's Halloween
Time for the Ghosts and Goblins and Witches to be 
out and about!

We like to feed our little ghosts and goblins and witches well
And so we always make treats for Halloween

This year it's cupcakes

My favorite cupcake recipe

Baked in these candy corn decorated cupcake papers
Frosted white, and decorated with real candy corn

Besides our local ghosts and goblins and witches
I'm told that grandgirl Lucy will be a black cat this year
Her package of cupcakes have been wrapped and mailed.
She may be too little to really eat them
But I wanted to start the tradition early
Halloween treats from Nana!

And a tradition that my mother started when I was small
That I continued as well
Chili on Halloween
Daughter Sarah also continues the tradition
Grandgirl Lucy will be the Fourth Generation to enjoy 
the traditional bowl of Halloween chili!

We eat in the breakfast room
For the ghosts and goblins and witches
often come before dark

Big bowls of chili and crackers
Lots of crackers

And for dessert
(besides the candy bar that I always save)

Something pumpkin
Like this tart!

For when I come in
With a bracing cup of hot tea!

Husband Jim, however, gets his first slice right after dinner
So that he can enjoy his second slice with me
when I come in after the trick or treaters are gone!

It's Thursday and I'm joining Susan at Between Naps On the Porch for Tablescape Thursday and Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish.


Beth said...

You have fun traditions, Martha, and delectable goodies. Your chili and tart look fantastic! You're making me hungry!
Happy Halloween!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Martha,
Cute cupcakes and chili for Halloween, I like that idea! Thanks for sharing with us and have a wonderful Hallowe'en!

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Today is National Candy Corn Day!

Pat said...

Ah~h~h. . .the joys of living in a small town...homebaked goodies for your Trick~or~Treaters!!! Those cupcakes look deliciously divine, dear friend!!!
We do share the Tradition of eating Chili on Halloween!!!