Happy Halloween!

Halloween has finally arrived! Since we got most of our celebrating in over the past couple of weekends, tonight will be spent on the couch, handing out candy (assuming any kids show up – our track record has been pretty hit or miss, despite my efforts of supplying full-sized candy bars each year).

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Speaking of candy, what’s your favorite Halloween treat? I always liked a solid mix of fruity candy and chocolate (although when push comes to shove, chocolate reigns supreme 100% of the time in my book). My all-time favorite is the humble Milky Way bar, which people talk a lot of smack on (“it’s like a Snicker’s, only worse.” “Booo-ring!”), but I think there’s something to be said about its smooth, creamy simplicity – take your gross peanuts and kick rocks, Snickers! Also, your nougat is inferior. Yeah, I said it.

Ahem, anyway…I think if I was to choose a top 5, it would go as follows:

  1. Milky Way
  2. Twix
  3. Sour Patch Kids (although the Halloween size is admittedly pathetic)
  4. Skittles
  5. Reese’s pumpkin (I’ll also take a full size cup in a pinch)

As a small disclaimer, I’d like to clarify that if Reese’s Fastbreak wasn’t impossible to find (and possibly discontinued?!!) it would take number one EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. Best candy bar ever to exist. The nougat is PERFECT, the texture is exquisite, and the salty, slightly grainy peanut butter complements the whole thing like a dream. It’s frankly tragic that this miracle of a treat isn’t more celebrated.

Welp…that was a lot of candy bar talk from someone who claims to not really even like candy bars (I eat MAYBE 2 full candy bars a year, but don’t worry – the amount of random candy and chocolate I eat in other forms more than makes up for my lack of bar consumption). I hope you all have a safe and happy Halloween, and gorge yourselves appropriately!

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday, friends! Jeff and I have a Halloween bash to attend Saturday evening – we’re going as Bob and Linda Belcher from Bob’s Burgers 🙂 In honor of Halloween quickly approaching (actually, I feel like it should’ve come and gone already…I feel like it’s been “almost Halloween” for about a month now), I thought I’d share a few of my past costumes:

Umm, just a quick disclaimer: I typically fall somewhere between “lazy” and “complete buzzkill” when it comes to Halloween and don’t usually put much, if any, effort into my costume. Okay, moving on…

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Wednesday Addams…This one wins the award for “Best costume compiled entirely of clothes that were already in my closet and thrown together in 5 minutes.”

Ah, the chicken suit: one of my all-time favorites. Points off for sweaty face, as well as difficulty breathing, seeing, and eating.

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EXTREMELY lazy “cat” – this one wins the award for “WORST costume compiled entirely of clothes that were already in my closet and thrown together in 5 minutes.” To be fair, I believe this happened when I was already at a friend’s house and they sprung a Halloween bar crawl on me last second…the cat ears happened to be in my car, so  I went with it.

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Oof. This was the year Jeff & I went as “sexy Harry Potter and Hermione.” This was the one and only time I’ve ever worn a pre-fab “sexy” costume from a Halloween store…it was pretty bad, and makes me feel shame.

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Another extremely lazy offering, “Cool Cat.” This one gets a pass for youth – I think I basically just wanted to be cute at the bar. Missing here is Jeff’s TERRIBLE costume from that year (which I believe was our first Halloween together), “Rapping Paper” – clever in theory, horrifying in execution (he looked like a nightmare version of Data from Star Trek). Also absent: “Birthday Cat” – this was a last second costume I came up with upon learning we had to wear costumes to work at the restaurant I had just been hired at, so I recycled the damn cat ears and threw on a party hat to go as a “party animal.” One of my tables asked me if I was a “birthday cat” and our chef, Eric, thought it was the funniest thing he had ever heard…that nickname has stuck around to this very day (and I haven’t even worked at that restaurant in 4 years!)

Anyone else doing anything festive over the weekend? Have a great one, and don’t get too spooked!