Sunday, November 2, 2008

Cupcakes and Grandmas

On Halloween night, I drove to Jonesboro, Arkansas (about an hour north of Memphis) for my Me-Maw's annual Halloween party. She loves Halloween, and every year family members gather at her place for a chili dog feast (I get veggie dogs, of course). Me-Maw decorates every square inch of her house in Halloween decor — motion-activated screaming ghouls, witches, ghosts, fiber-optic pumpkins, you name it.

Here's me with all my grandparents in front of one of Me-Maw's holiday displays:

Left to right: Me, Granny (the one who veganizes everything!), Me-Maw, and Pa

For the past two years, I've brought the Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World to Me-Maw's party:

These are probably my favorite recipe in the whole book. I love how they're like a cross between a muffin and a cupcake. And I also love that my pumpkin-hating mom actually likes these!


After the family party, I drove back to Memphis for the "Hell on Earth" costume party at Earnestine & Hazel's, a South Main dive bar located in a former brothel. I don't really know what I was ... perhaps some kind of punk rocker?

My friend Greg was some kind of creepy scarecrow, but all his hay fell out over the course of the night. I think he looks more like one of
those scary kids from that horror film, The Orphanage.

18 comments:

ladyliriel said...

How cool that your Grandma fixes vegan food for you!! That would be so awesome. Definately going to try the cupcake recipe soon.... Pumpkin and chocolate! Mmmmmmmmmm

And I love the costume!!

P.S. Yes I am a libra as well!

Mihl said...

Sounds like the perfect Halloween!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

you = adorable!

VeggieGirl said...

Such a fun Halloween, filled with great family, delicious treats, and an awesome costume :-D

shelby said...

I love your costume! It's so cool.
I love how your grandma makes everything vegan for you, I wish my family did that.


I just saw that recipe when I was flipping through VCTOTW and I was going to make it but never did. Too bad I'm cutting out sugar for the next week =(

Breedale said...

Your grandparents are so cute! I love that your me-maw has so many Halloween collectibles. That is just awesome. Your punk rock costume looks very cool. Hope you had fun!

I will have to try the cupcakes. I have yet to get that damn book, but it must be good because everyone makes everything from it!

alaina said...

your granny veganizes everything? lucky!

twoveganboys said...

I made those cupcakes for Halloween too. :) They are awesome.

Jen said...

i loved reading this entry. i think close families are awesome, seeing how i don't come from one. and btw--you are totally hoTTTT! sizzle with your vegan bad self! i hope your halloween was fun fun fun!

funwithyourfood said...

Oh i recently watched the orphanage.. your description is spot on.

shellyfish said...

What a kickin halloween! Your family is adorable, and you are all sexy & stuff! Check you out woman!

jessy said...

that's one awesome halloween, indeed! your cuppies look glorious! i haven't made cuppies in forever - i think i need to get on that! i super love your costume, too! hooooooooooray for halloween fun!

Cyn said...

Oooh, I love those cupcakes so much. For a while I was making them like once a week.

Urban Vegan said...

You look adorable. I want a Me-Maw. Does she need another grand-daughter?

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

such a great costume! And the cupcakes look perfectly Halloweeny.

thedalyn said...

Oh, he is totally one of those kids from The Orphanage...

River said...

Your grandparents are so cute, and your vegan friendly Granny is the coolest!
You are so adorable as a Super Hot Punk Rocker!

Veggie said...

I almost made those cupcakes too. What a great costume!