Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Witching Hour

 I am spending the day packing up all my Halloween doodads and getting out the turkeys. I got this far on the big Halloween sampler.

 I got this far on the little one. Both are being tucked away and new autumn ones are being started as soon as my fabric gets here.

 Last night The Mister and I sat all by our lonesomes with a big bowl of candy that is still here untouched. Even I didn't want anymore. I am candied out. He carved a pumpkin and.....

... I toasted the seeds.

Then I made donuts. Mom always made donuts for Halloween and I can't not make them even though they are the last thing you need after all the candy. The last thing she did at home was to make Halloween donuts before her last trip to the hospital so you know it has to be done.

 I made apple cider donuts this year.

 There is applesauce and apple cider in the batter. You even glaze them with a reduced apple cider sugar mix before you sprinkle them with cinnamon sugar.

 They were sweet but good. The Mister liked them. We each ate one and I'll probably toss the leftovers.  I say that now but I always end up eating the stale old things with a big cup of coffee.

 I had my Echo play every Halloween soundtrack I could think of. I even bought a old time Halloween radio show from Audible to listen to. I fired up my vintage pumpkin lights. These hung in the front window of my old house 30 years ago. They've seen a lot of Halloweens. Me too.

All in all it was an okay night for a silly old lady in a witch hat making a big mess in the kitchen while dancing to the Time Warp. It's just a jump to the left.......


  1. Nice to pull out the stops for all the traditions.....
    that's one good thing about aging-we have lots o memories to draw on!

  2. .... and the a step to the riiiiiiiiight.

    Those cider donuts look delicious. Mom used to make donuts when we were kids. I have her recipe - I should give it a whirl one of these days.

  3. Here's to our traditions and enjoying a silly day of them! Even if there are no door bell ringers! Donuts...oh my!!!!!! They look incredible

  4. Your donuts look and sound delicious! I usually take excess baking to my local library staff. They are so appreciative of baked treats and I am so appreciative of how fortunate I am to have such a great library and staff. Love your samplers. There is no way I would be able to put them away until next year. I would have to complete at least one of them to be sure I could display it when I start wishing for fall. Love seeing all your projects!

  5. No tricksters here either, but then after a while we left to visit a friend in the hospital, so who knows? Stopped in at the grocery store on the way and all the Halloween stuff was on sale with Christmas goodies on full display. What happened to Thanksgiving?

  6. If I lived close by I would join you for one of your delicious looking donuts. There was not one trick or treater at our door either. I think they are all finding safer ways to get the treats and I can't blame them.

  7. Looks like a good time was had regardless of no "visitors". We don't have them either, too far out I guess.

  8. Who needs trick or treater's when you can listen to Time Warp and eat donuts!