I love Halloween, I feel it is the one time of year you can be whomever or whatever you want. You can let go and have fun even if its just for one night! On my Halloween Night agenda is, watching “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari”, with William and eating homemade popcorn balls! You are probably thinking “What in the world is that movie?” To be quite honest I really don’t know! LOL All I know is it was next up on my list of films to watch for Film Class and apparently it falls under the Halloween Favorites Genre so I guess it worked out perfect!
Here is the info:
At a carnival in Germany, Francis (Friedrich Feher) and his friend Alan (Rudolf Lettinger) encounter the crazed Dr. Caligari (Werner Krauss). The men see Caligari showing off his somnambulist, Cesare (Conrad Veidt), a hypnotized man who the doctor claims can see into the future. Shockingly, Cesare then predicts Alan’s death, and by morning his chilling prophecy has come true — making Cesare the prime suspect. However, is Cesare guilty, or is the doctor controlling him?
If you are really interested to see many about it, you can watch the trailer here.
Did I mention it’s from 1920? Hmmmmm………well we will see I guess.
Anyway, I completely got off subject, last weekend Keegan and Lindy had a Halloween Party with their church youth group, and being the nice mother I am (sometimes…..), I offered to make the food and decorate. It was being held at this amazing Barn Venue that is rented out for events. I actually asked the owner if I could just move in. It was gorgeous!!!!
We had a bon fire outside to roast weenie’s for the hotdogs and later for s’mores. I had made chili and served it with fritos, my friend Hannah made Pumpkin Spice Dip, Pickle Dip and French Onion Dip and brought along chips, cookies and crackers to go with it.
I had made Homemade Apple Cider and Hot Cocoa for the drinks, and I set up a Caramel Apple Station where they could slice their apples and put caramel on top. I also had a dessert table set up with Halloween Cupcakes that Lindy and I made, along with Pumpkin Cookies, Homemade Popcorn Balls and a S’more bar.
I thought it turned out so cute and it was a lot of fun! With going back to school full-time, esp with my major, I don’t have alot of ample opportunities to host events and parties like before, so when I do I try to make them special!
Now, if you want something sweet, yet savory to go along with your scary movies tonight, then you must try this Sweet Potato Milkshake.
Sweet Potato Milkshake
• ½ cup Sweet Potatoes (cooked and then frozen)
• 1 cup Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
• ½ Banana
• 1½ Dates (small use 2 to 3 dates)
• 1/8 tsp. Cinnamon
• ½ tsp. vanilla
1. Using a blender, combine sweet potatoes, vanilla bean ice cream, banana, dates, cinnamon, and vanilla. Blend for at least 1 minute.
2. Serve in 1 regular size serving glass. I recommend using putting the glass into the frozen for 10-15 minutes before pouring shake in.
3. Garnish with chopped dates and cinnamon if desired.
4. Serve and enjoy!
I hope you have a Spooky Halloween!