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Halloween

IMPORTANT DATES IN OCTOBER:
 
October 1 - Yom Kippur begins at sundown
October 9 - Columbus Day
October 16 - Boss' Day AND happy birthday to me!
October 29 - Daylight savings time ends
October 31 - Halloween
 
FACTS AND TRIVIA FOR OCTOBER
OCTOBER BIRTHSTONE AND MEANING:  Opal/Tourmaline/pink sapphire - Hope 
BIRTH MONTH FLOWER: Calendula/Cosmos - The Calendula means: loveliness, good luck, contentment, perfect loveliness, excellence, and gratitude
ZODIAC SIGN: Libra
 
Info came from this website, where you can find anything and everything you EVER wanted to know about birth months and anniversaries by year:  http://www.rexanne.com/bday-signs.html
 
Here's a couple of sites for free e-cards: 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Try this great spice potpourri recipe:  Big Batch Spice Potpourri -
Great for a nice, natural scent around the house OR as gifts for
friends. http://www.happyslob.com/spicepotpourri.html
 
Try these neat tips for making spider cookies:
To serve Spider Cookies start with 2 sugar
cookies sandwiched together with chocolate
frosting and black licorice legs sticking out.
Finish by frosting the tops and adding 2 red M&M
eyes.
Halloween Party Mix

Mix together:
10 cup. popcorn
1 (16 oz.) bag of M&M's
1 (14oz.) jar of peanuts
1 cup raisins
1 cup Reese's Pieces
1 cup candy corn
1 cup Halloween gummy candy (worms, spiders and such)

Terrific served from a black cauldron.

 

KITTY LITTER CAKE - WONDERFULLY DISGUSTING  FOR HALLOWEEN!

 

1 spice or German chocolate cake mix
1 white cake mix
2 large pkg vanilla instant pudding mix, prepared (I like Bird'sŪ dessert mix)
1 large pkg vanilla sandwich cookies
green food coloring
12 small Tootsie RollsŪ

1 new kitty litter pan
1 new plastic kitty litter pan liner
1 new pooper scooper

Prepare cake mixes and bake according to directions (any size pans).

Prepare pudding mix and chill until ready to assemble.

Crumble white sandwich cookies in small batches in food processor, scraping often. Set aside all but about 1/4 cup. To the 1/4 cup cookie crumbs, add a few drops green food coloring and mix until completely colored.

When cakes are cooled to room temperature, crumble into a large bowl. Toss with half the remaining white cookie crumbs and the chilled pudding. Important: mix in just enough of the pudding to moisten it. You don't want it too soggy. Combine gently.

Line a new, clean kitty litter box. Put the cake/pudding/cookie mixture into the litter box.

Put three unwrapped Tootsie rolls in a microwave safe dish and heat until soft and pliable. Shape ends so they are no longer blunt, curving slightly. Repeat with 3 more Tootsie rolls bury them in the mixture. Sprinkle the other half of cookie crumbs over top. Scatter the green cookie crumbs lightly on top of everything -- this is supposed to look like the chlorophyll in kitty litter.

Heat 3 Tootsie Rolls in the microwave until almost melted. Scrape them on top of the cake; sprinkle with cookie crumbs. Spread remaining Tootsie Rolls over the top; take one and heat until pliable, hang it over the side of the kitty litter box, sprinkling it lightly with cookie crumbs. Place the box on a newspaper and sprinkle a few of the cookie crumbs around for a truly disgusting effect!

Click the apple below to go to Betty Crocker.com for some great apple recipes!

Apple 

CLICK HERE FOR SOME GREAT COOKIE AND BAR RECIPES:  http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/~mjw/recipes/cookies/cookie.html

 

TRY THESE LINKS FOR MORE HALLOWEEN FUN:

For Halloween ideas:  See pumpkins, ghosts and scarecrows at 

 
 
 

JACK-O-LANTERN CELL PHONE POUCH
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THIS IS MY OWN ORIGINAL PATTERN