Happy Halloween and, a sigh of relief, Happy Last Day of MoFo! Two things to celebrate means two treats today.
First, from Jess Scone at Get Sconed, a mastermind and a native Noo Yawker (repping in Portland). This recipe is actually found in the Cocktail Lounge at the VVC site: an Extra-Dirty, Extra-Dry Rosemary Martini (!!) Because, you know, I had to use up the olives from Hannah's stuffed zucchini.
Yeah, I don't have fancy martini glasses or anything but this still did the job, and did it dirty. Haha, is there anything sadder than me pretending to be classy and drinking a martini out of a jam jar with my books and beer bottles still all over the coffee table? I'm not sure Jess Scone would approve.
But Dottie would (actually, she wouldn't either! She hated gin.)
HANYWAY I'm gonna save another one of those for tonight. For a more teetotaling treat, we have a "trick treat" from Chocolate Covered Katie, who is in the business of making tasty sweets that are actually fairly healthy. These are her Inside-Out Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies.
The trick here is that they are filled with a pumpkin-almond butter mix! Okay, so it's not so much of a trick since you can see the filling coming out of mine.
They look sort of like Hershey's hugs, no? But better because they're cruelty-free and pumpkin flavored. I had to do something chocolate and pumpkin for Halloween.
Mine are, um, not as pretty as Katie's, nor as well filled, but they're tasty. Halloween's all about the grotesque, anyway, right? Or the magic? I don't know. It's about me visiting Houdini's grave later.
So. That concludes our MoFo! Handshakes and cheers all around to participants, readers and cheerleaders. I hope you guys have something fun going on tonight. Even if that means a quiet meal and a good book. Dottie would approve of the good book, at least.