Tuesday, October 7, 2008

To decorate or not to decorate, that is the question...

Ok, so, this is not food related...YET. In a couple weeks, I'll post recipes and pictures for our Halloween party food this year. This is just a preview :)
These are a few of my favorite decorations for Halloween we have for our house, as they looked last year. I am trying to decide if I want to decorate this year. We have a lot more college kids renting on our street now, and let me tell you, they are some destructive little snots when they've been partying, which is 4 or 5 nights a week.
This is our Doorman, Mr. Grady. His smaller sign reads "Abandon Hope, All Ye Who Enter Here."

This would be Ike, and...umm..well, Ike's dinner. Ike is a rather large tarantula, with an affinity for rooftops, large webs, neighborhood pets... You know, the usual! Ike's dinner on this particular evening was one of those pesky college kids I was telling you about. Guess that'll teach him to throw beer cans at Ike's web!

Meet Fido. He'll be taking care of guarding the yard, alongside Ike. I'll have to get a better picture of him at night time so you can see the eery glow of his red eyes as he sniffs out an ankle bone or a spare tibia that may be laying about. He sheds, but we try to keep him well groomed!

Ah, yes. Here is Legion. He appears to be coming up for a visit. I do hope he remembers to fill in that hole this time...the heat was unbearable last time! I am trying to refer him to a good dentist, but deep down inside, he's really just a big baby!

And what is this? A party? Where was my invite? Ok, clockwise now...first we have Ben, drooling up on that rock there. He's a bit of an ugly duckling, but we still have hopes he'll grow into a beautiful swan some day. Next is Lester...always laying about, that one! Such a lazy bones! And right above him, poking out for a bit of Vitamin D enriched sunshine is Harry Bates, Norman's less crazy brother.

Well there you have it...there's my brood! Well, at least some of them. I think...I think I might just be getting into the spirit after all. Stay tuned, charming readers! Oh, and just in case you thought there would be no food in this post, here's a recipe for you!!

Monster Brains:
3 medium ripe avocados
1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro
juice of one small lime
1/2 cup salsa, more veggies than liquid

Mash avocados, and add the rest of the ingredients, without making them too smooth. Salt to taste. Serve with Witches Hats (blue corn tortilla chips).
Sounds a bit like guacamole, doesn't it? Odd! lol :)


Meg said...

Love the decorations and the "monster brains"!

Karen said...

Monster Brains sound good any day!

Adorable decorations... have fun!