We love the candy, the pageantry, and the food. A confirmed health nut who once cleared our entire house of anything red because she heard red food dye caused cancer, and secretly sprinkled wheat germ on the rest of our food because she heard that wheat germ prevented it, my mother used to serve us witches brew, doughnuts, and sloppy joes for dinner on Halloween.
Then, she sent us out with our dad to collect more goodies. We trick or treated with gusto, and returned to the house with bags full of candy, which Dad sorted with a patented method that left us with a pile of safe candy to eat, and him with his own stash of personal favorites..
While we still honor that tradition in all of our houses, my siblings and I also gather these days for an annual Halloween bash that combines Halloween’s magic with some truly magnificent food.
My sister Jenny and her daughter dressed as twinsie witches. My nephew Michael came as a happy college kid who had driven seven hours to make it to the brunch. That may have been the best look of all.
Welcome to Halloween week we hope it brings you laughter, fun, magic and a big pile of safe candy.