Monday, October 13, 2008

Holiday yummies!

I'm cleaning out emails at work. Last week I had over 15,000 in my inbox. I've whittled it down to 2600.

While doing this tedious task, I found this recipe, perfect for this time of year. My mother sent me a while back (on 10/18/04. Saying that is an old email is an understatement, so I won't say it.

Pumpkin Fudge

2 c Sugar
1/2 c Evaporated milk
1/3 c Mashed pumpkin
1/2 ts Vanilla
1/4 ts Cornstarch
1/4 c Butter
1/4 ts Pumpkin pie spice
1 c Chopped pecans

Cook together sugar, pumpkin, cornstarch, spice and milk until it forms a soft ball when dropped in cold water, or until mixture reaches 235F on a candy thermometer. Add vanilla, butter and pecans. Beat until creamy. Pour into a buttered plate and cut into small squares when nearly cool.

So while cleaning out emails, I also found these pictures! A few years ago, a coworker and I were in charge of a birthday celebration. Halloween has always been one of my absolute favorites, so we themed the celebration around it.

We made all sorts of spooky, ghoulish treats! Everything had fun names. Here's a few things we had:
1) witches fingers (sugar cookies)
2) skull caps (Ruffles chips) and brains (dip)
3) spiders nests (haystacks)
4) bloody popcorn (red food coloring on popcorn)
5) tombstones (cupcakes)

I wish I could remember everything else! But this was 4 years ago, and my memory is not so good.

Here's a few pics (and, I actually did use the oven to make the "witches fingers" cookies!! Are you so impressed with my talents?).

We made red punch and gave it a cool name that I don't remember. I filled a rubber glove with water, froze it and then put it in the punch the next day. It quickly melted. Someone had a skeleton laying around (you find the weirdest things in peoples' offices), so I took it apart, washed it and threw it into the punch.

Good times.

If anyone wants to make that pumpkin fudge and send it my way, I won't turn the post man away. ;)


Sweet Simplicity said...

Those fingers are so GROSS! I mean it--DISGUSTING!! My nephew would love them!

Anonymous said...

Oh those fingers are too weird!!! I bet little boys love them! haha

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Ooh, I'm so glad I stopped by today to see this whole amazing post. So glad you took photos of that party 4 years ago. And those fingers...amazingly cool!

Liz said...

Those fingers are awsome! I'm impressed.

Shannon said...

How fun!!!

15,000 emails?!?!!?!??!

Johann The Dog said...

Oh cool! Fingers!

Mum always likes to make the kittie litter box cookies, they look so yummy, but we can't eat those, we have to scarf up the real kittie litter tooties rolls instead! BOL!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Woofs, Johann

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

That fudge sounds so good! And yummy food...I can't believe those fingers!

Gwen said...

I lurve those fingers! How cool and funny!

Pumpkin fudge? I was thinking you could make ME some and send it to me. ;)

Leah said...

Great pics. I LOVE the recipe. I am going to try it.

Pleasant Drive said...

What a cute party! I want to have one!

A Belle and her Beau said...

the pumpkin fudge sounds divine! I will have to try that ... I love all things pumpkin!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Ooh~ I don't know about the witches fingers! You did a good job on them, and they look too- I mean, really authentic!

I have never ever heard of pumpkin fudge, and of course will have to try it ASAP! (Like today!) It sounds so good! Thanks for the recipe! :)

Cali Girl said...

lol. those fingers are too much!

Fifi Flowers said...

We make those fingers every year... I don't remember where the recipe came from... but they sure taste good despite looking so gross! FUN!