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