Monday, November 8, 2010

Halloween-- Better Late Than Never!

I'm so slow in posting these shots from Halloween this year. We had our traditional party at my sister Jan's house. Food, games, fun...It was great! Everyone in our area went trick-or-treating on Saturday, which turned out to be a rainy, cold night. But the kids still had fun. Nate came home for the weekend. After the younger kids went trick-or-treating, the rest of us....minus Parker, who had a better offer, watched the old Aubrey Hepburn movie "Wait Until Dark". That had Mallory and Alex jumping out of their seats!

Oh, and here's the recipe for the yummy cake pictured below. (Courtesy of Kate!)

1 cup butterscotch morsels
2 cups flour
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 cup pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease bundt pan
2. Melt morsels over medium low heat until smooth. You can add some shortening if you need to to thin it out. Cool to room temperature.
3. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg in medium bowl. Stir together melted morsels, pumpkin, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla in large bowl with wire whisk. Stir in flour mixture. Spoon batter into prepared pan.
4. Bake for 40-50 minutes; I actually baked mine for more like 70 minutes, but I think something is wrong with my oven.
5. To make butterscotch glaze, melt 1 cup butterscotch chips in evaporated milk over medium low heat until smooth; stir in enough powdered sugar to come to a glaze consistency. Drizzle liberally over Bundt cake.



Nicki said...

looks like a good time. Love the bee-keepers and little bumble bee---cute!

Chell said...

Love them. Yep better late than never!

pat said...

What a great tradition! LOVE the family shot--all those costumes~

Maria said...

All the pictures are wonderful but of course I was drawn to the one with the cake! Details, please! It looks delish!

Cathi Green said...

Looks like a fun time!

Vanessa said...

Oh gosh, that looks so fun!! I love the little santa!!

Joanne said...

Love the witch and the little Santa! And i remember that movie! In fact, I saw it in the movie theater. They turned out all hte lights during the last 15 minutes to make it more exciting! It's pretty tame by today's standards but back then it was really something!

Reds said...

Looks like a fun fun party! Love all the costumes!