Is it weird that we are totally comfortable eating our October dinners off the head of a skeleton?
My mom, The Queen, found these great plates at Target last year and bought us a set for spooky dining. The vintage nature of the skeleton and phalanges bones really appeals to the graphic designer in me. The creepy nature of the idea of eating off a skull plate appeals to my kids. Win. Win.
I don’t think these guys had ever eaten on plates like that before. Still, they seemed to enjoy it. Maybe it will make a good story to write home about. We sent these Mormon missionaries off with full stomachs and new stickers on the back of their name tags courtesy of Owlie.
Now it’s time to get ready for Halloween dinner. We always do chili and cornbread. This year I’m shaking it up a bit by turning the cornbread into Pioneer Woman’s Corndog Muffins.
Frankenstorm update: We survived a very windy night without losing power – a real miracle for us! The yard is a mess, but we are all safe. Now we need to turn our efforts to how we can help our brothers and sisters up North who did not fare so well. We are praying hard for power, calmer skies and a rescue effort that helps as many as possible.