Tonight we went to our first Trunk or Treat event with the Cub Scouts. Well, actually, it was our first trunk or treat ever. They seem to be very popular this year. Aidan dressed as a pirate, Dane was Chop Chop from the Skylanders and I was a witch.
Trunk or treating is essentially when a group of people park their cars in a designated area and open their trunks to trick-or-treaters. It is usually for a set time period. Most people tonight decorated their trunks and sat by their cars with candy. It was a lot of fun and has some advantages over regular trick or treating. For example, we were with a ton of very good friends of ours. We love trick or treating with our usual crowd, but you see less friends that way. Also, you know the people giving your children candy. It is fun to get to see all of the kids dressed up too. And, since it is set up by a group, you don’t have to wait for Halloween. This is why we will be going to a few this year. The only down side is you don’t get to walk off all of the candy you eat!
Before heading to our Scout event, I made Spooky Chili for the boys and I. Sandy gave me this recipe and it sounded like just the thing to balance out all of the candy the boys would be eating later! Plus it is spicy – something we love.
This is a vegetarian recipe. I added more sweet potatoes than it called for because we love them. Too bad I finished it right before we had to leave! It was so hot I had to put ice cubes in the boys’ bowls so they could eat it. You can find the recipe here: http://m.deliciousliving.com/recipes/spooky-chili
Today was a much anticipated day for the boys for another reason also. Today is the day the Skylanders Swap Force came in the mail from their grandparents. This was a birthday present that was not yet released on Dane’s birthday. Needless to say, they loved it.
We have another fun, busy weekend planned. Tomorrow we have a soccer game, the fall festival and tomorrow night a hayride. Sunday is flu shot day for the boys (I already got mine). Oh well. Let’s just hope it works this year!
So, I am wondering, what are you doing this weekend?