Sunday, November 8, 2009

Halloween/Anniversary Re-Cap

My Hallowee-kend Recap:

Friday: I was so excited that my work appreciates holidays and that the majority of my co-workers dressed up. And I needed a reason to re-wear my Bjork swan dress. I seriously wish I had more occasions to wear it!

So yes, I spent Halloween Eve in Urgent Care, but that doesn't mean I didn't have any Halloween pride. I slept most of Saturday, but then mustered up the strength to carve our little pumpkin (the last one in the store!). It's was like the Charlie Brown Christmas tree of pumpkins.

Eleanor and Grumpkin Pumpkin

We even got Ellie in her lobster costume! She wasn't super thrilled, but we were.

We spent the rest of the night cuddling on the couch watching scary movies, drinking hot apple cider and sweet and salty pumpkin seeds.

Sweet and Salty Pumpkin Seed Recipe from


  • 2 cups pumpkin seeds, rinsed and dried
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 drops hot pepper sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Line a baking pan with aluminum foil.
  2. Stir together the pumpkin seeds and butter in a bowl. Add the salt, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, and hot pepper sauce; stir. Spread the seeds in a single layer on the baking pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until crispy, about 45 minutes.

We went to the Bahia for dinner, which was where we got married, and then came home to eat our year-old wedding cake. I was hesitant, but it actually kept well and was still really delicious! They had saved the entire top of the cake for us, which was a bit too much, so it went back to the freezer. I'm a little too superstitious to throw it out. Any ideas for what else you can do with it? Will the wedding gods be angered if I toss it?

So anyway, we ended up having a great 1st anniversary despite hospitals and missing out on all the fall fun at Disneyland. I'm awfully fortunate to have such a wonderful, understanding husband and I'm looking forward to 100+ more years of anniversaries!

P.S. Thanks for all of the well-wishes! I'm just getting caught up on all of my blogs on my Reader, so expect comments coming your way!