Happy Halloween–farewell Blogtober

October 31, 2013 at 4:42 pm

Happy Halloween! I made it to the end of the month. I challenged myself to blog every day in October and if you have been keeping up you know…I did it! Well, as soon as I hit publish on this one I will have done it. So I better throw something together really quickly…

Last night’s dinner included roasted curry delicata squash.

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Delicata has become my favorite winter squash. It is super easy to prepare because they are not very difficult to cut (unlike spaghetti or butternut squash) and the peel is edible.

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They taste similar to sweet potato and work well with virtually any seasoning. We had grilled Trader Joe’s turkey kielbasa and broccoli as well.

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I carved Mack’s pumpkin yesterday.

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It was based on his design:

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This morning Chewie and I walked Mack to school.

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This little brown dachshund ran up to us on our walk, creating some excitement.

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After I got home from walking with Mack I went on another walk with my friend Amy. We passed this awesome house in Allendale Terrace:

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We walked down to Crescent Lake and did a lap around.

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We saw this sign on the walk back:

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You don’t see a lost hedgehog sign every day! Or an albino hedgehog. I hope he’s okay.

Amy and I had a great chat and I got over 6 miles of walking in today. It was a great way to spend a beautiful morning. Thanks Amy! And congratulations to Michael and Ben (Amy’s husband and son) on their Marine Corp Marathon finishes!

When I got back home I carved Cal’s pumpkin, per his design.

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The afternoon was spent at Mack’s class Halloween party (fill you in on that tomorrow) and then running the boys around to their usual activities. Cal approved of his pumpkin when he got home.

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He was at the SPIFFS festival all day, thus the Peruvian hat. (Click here to read about my previous visit to the St. Petersburg International Folk Fair Society festival.)

Gotta go get ready for trick or treating. I’m going to look heavenly.

Cya.