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Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy November!

Did you have a good Halloween weekend? I carved pumpkins with D and his roommate. They turned out really well. Pictures to come. I watched a scary movie, Hostel on Saturday night (I do not recommend it), and we went to see some decorated houses on Sunday. One house had about 30 carved pumpkins!

I also did some baking. D and I made apple chips. Then I also made chocolate chip cookies with some reese's pieces to make them more Halloweenish, chocolate cupcakes with orange frosting, Haloween papercups and Halloween sprinkles, and I roasted all the seeds we collected from carving pumpkins. Lots of snacking foods!

I worked today and have another full day lined up for Wednesday in the same class. My computer lately has been going to a black screen of nothingness (however not totally black or off), I can tell it's still on but I have to reset it everytime it does this. Maybe one of my resolutions will be to start a computer fund. Or maybe extra earnings next year can go toward it. It works well when it stays on, but it's so frustrating when it shuts off. It did it already once while typing this post!


  1. I was going to ask the exact same thing!

  2. For apple chips you need two apples sliced thinly through the core. Fill a small bowl with a cup of water and a tbsp of lemon juice (this will keep them from browning too much) and then bathe the apple slices in this water mixture. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and sprinkle a tbsp (or 2!) of white sugar and about a half tsp of cinnamon over the slices. Bake at about 170 for 2-3 hours.
    They may come out squishy! This is normal. Let them cool off for a while and harden up. Mmmmm!