Also, Halloween gives me an excuse to wear witchy gear to work (not that I really need an excuse!). I wore my tiny witch hat with a "Don't Be a Basic Witch" tee from Target. My friend/Crosstown Arts co-worker/professional makeup artist Nicole brought her face paint to the office and painted all of our faces.
Here's Nicole working on my co-worker Porsche's face. Crosstown Concourse held a Trunk or Treat event this afternoon on the plaza, and Porsche headed that event up! Such a fun day!
After work, I went home and put Maynard's shark costume on him for our walk. He's had this thing for years, and he's almost too fat for it.
For lunch, I finished off the rest of the can of pumpkin puree with a quick Vitamix Pumpkin Bisque. I used one cup of pumpkin puree, one cup veggie broth, 1/2 cup almond milk, and a little garlic powder, onion powder, sea salt, and smoked paprika and put it all in the Vitamix on the Hot Soups setting. Perfection! And it only took a few minutes.
I also had a homemade Veggie Dog with my soup. Every year for years, my me-maw hosted a Halloween party at her house, and we made hot dogs (veggie dogs for me!) and passed out candy. She stopped hosting a couple years ago when she had an injury and just never started the tradition back up. But I still have to have a hot dog in her honor. This was a seitan-based pepperoni sausage from The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook — served with sauteed bell pepper and onion, kraut, and dijon on my witchy plates!
Every year on (or around) Halloween night, I host a Samhain Feast of the Dead with my dead friends and family. I set put pictures or mementos of everyone so they have a place at the table. This year, I made Isa's Spaghetti & Eyeballs from The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook. The eyeballs are tofu "meatballs" topped with almond ricotta and cherry tomatoes. So good!
I had a small side salad on the side, plus some red wine.
You can't celebrate a holiday without dessert, right? I had a can of Trader Joe's Pumpkin Rolls left from last season. The can said they were expired, but I figured dough couldn't really go bad in a can. So I baked them, and they were perfect. Expiration dates are usually overly cautious anyway. I rarely follow them.
Hope y'all had a fun (and delicious) Halloween!