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And along with everything else this year will be a blue full moon. Of course it will.

Blue Moon , two full moons in the same month.

A Halloween Full Moon is Rare last one was 76 years ago.
On average, we see one about every 18 to 19 years. As a matter of fact, there will only be six Halloween full moons in the 21st century. ... After that, there will only be three more Halloween full moons before the year 2100. Those October 31st full moons will occur in 2058, 2077 and 2096.

How is everyone? I hope those in the wild path of the hurricane this week got little damage.

Your plans for Halloween? Tick or treat or not?

How bout supper?. With the rapid cooling of we got last night, maybe some chili. May save that for tomorrow.

As always anything and everything welcome. If new please join in. These are just kick of questions. You can add to it with what's on your mind.
 

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Happy Halloween!

Halloween used to be a huge holiday for me - LOVE it! As I've grown older and moved out to the boonies, I participated less in it. But still love the imagery. No plans; will go up to Matt's for a lesson later in the afternoon tomorrow. Then snuggle in for a good scary movie. Not a fan of the slasher movies, but love ghost and "thinking" horror movies, LOL. What kind of Halloween movies does everyone like? I am also enjoying the series "Eli Roth's History of Horror" ...

Would love to see everyone's current or past Halloween costumes ... Always find it fun to see what people pick and why.

Chili sounds good @aubie. I'm not sure what I'll do. I had Trader Joe's Lamb Vindaloo last night - it's super spicy, but super good; although the spicy tends to stay with me a little bit. Looking for something a little bland tonight, I think, LOL ...
 

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Happy Friday, everyone!

I am doing alright today, definitely looking forward to the weekend (and Halloween, my favorite holiday!). I do not Trick'or'Treat any longer, and will not be with my siblings this Halloween, so no Trick'or'Treating this year, but I will be passing out candy with my SO and his mom. I do, however, dress up every single year, and this year I'm being Jamie from The Haunting of Bly Manor. I attached a picture of her outfit I will be wearing. Last night I darkened my hair to better match, today I will be cutting some bangs in, and tonight I will be sleeping in curlers to get her beautiful curls. I take Halloween costumes pretty seriously!

I have zero plans for dinner yet - we are heading to my SO's Mom and Dad's house tonight, so I figure we will either have takeout or maybe something easy like a sandwich.

Next week, however, I will begin recipe testing for my friends-giving and Thanksgiving, so hopefully something tasty comes out of that. I am between making my sweet potato, black bean, turkey chili (recipe in last weeks thread) or Thanksgiving pasties for friends-giving. I'm leaning towards the pasties, but that requires learning how to make rough puff pastry. As for dessert, SO wants me to go down the cheesecake route, and I'd really like to make a goat cheese cheesecake if I do go that way. I found a pumpkin bread recipe I'd also like to try.

And for my US friends, please get out and vote next week if you haven't already! I am a poll worker this year, so I especially want to encourage everyone to make their voice heard on Tuesday, no matter your views, everyone deserves to be heard. Your vote matters! Please do your best to keep others and yourself safe this election, mask up, and sanitize your hands before and after voting. Have a great and safe election day (and do not make this thread political!)!
 

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Happy Halloween! No trick-or-treating here due to covid. Fortunately my nephew is too young to know what he's missing (he turns 1yr on Tuesday).


I wish I could do a fun baking thing! But I'm probably going to spend the day working on my thesis. I want to get three more pages written by the end of the month. Maybe I'll at least listen to some spooky music or put Nightmare Before Christmas on in the background.
 

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We have snow for Halloween this year!


No trick-or-treaters come out here anyway, so no big deal. But I did still buy two bags of 100 Grand Halloween candy at the grocery store yesterday- my favorite! :grin: My lovely husband really likes the old school black and white Halloween movies, so we've recently watched things like Dracula, Frankenstein, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and several other terrible films whose titles I don't remember but generally include a crafty professor, a corrupt rich old man, a haunted mansion, and several women who dash around the mansion screaming :icon_rolleyes:

It's supposed to be unseasonably cold tonight- going down to 17*F/-8*C, so we'll light a fire and then have something hearty for dinner. I'm thinking baked ziti, garlic bread, and roasted brussels sprouts.
 

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Hi Aubie! And everyone. Early afternoon here. Still working, but taking a bit of a lunch break.

DD baked a Halloween cake last night. Sort of a big crumpled mess, but she slapped on orange frosting and sprinkles and it just looks spooky. That reminds me, we haven't carved our pumpkins. Tonight or tomorrow I guess. Kids are too old for Trick or Treating, though they wore home-made costumes to school. We only get a handful of kids here, so we'll buy a box of chips and leave them out on the front door in case some come.

It's been very cool for the last week or so here. I should have planted my garlic in mid-October, but usually I wait until late October. I hear our November is going to be unusually mild, so I'll just plant it then, once we're out of this cold spell. Possibility of snow on Sunday. That would be our first, but it may not materialize, and if it does, it probably won't stick. Ground is not yet frozen - really, our fall has been quite mild.

Well, best go get supper started as DD wants marinated tempeh tonight, and my carnivores will want meat. Have I mentioned I hate cooking?

Happy Halloween all!
 

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My lovely husband really likes the old school black and white Halloween movies, so we've recently watched things like Dracula, Frankenstein, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and several other terrible films whose titles I don't remember ...
I love the old B&W horror movies too!! I also love the old terrible 50's & 60's horror movies. Our local theater (my town is small and we have ONE theater, although it does have a couple of screens), usually has a double feature of two old horrible movies for Halloween. It's like $7 to go and you get free all you eat/drink popcorn/sodas. It's a hoot. Of course, this year, they will not have it - they haven't yet reopened from Covid closure.

I post every year because Sleepy Hollow is a favorite or mine.
This has always been one of my favorites! Thanks for posting.
 

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I'm going to ship calves. The crew is double fun. I heard we'll be given witches hats to work in. And candy!

No hurricanes here, but it hit -13 Monday morning. Then 60 yesterday. Supposed to be good fur the weekend.
@aubie - I'm all goofed up trying to follow horse racing. The schedule changes have thrown me off.
 

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Happy Halloween/Samhuinn everyone!

Our government has asked that everyone avoids Guising this year, not that there are many children nearby. I was given carved turnips which has saved me trying to make them and they are out the front but otherwise the rest of the decorations are in the house and back garden.

Any traditional events have gone online and my friends are not planning anything, not that we'd be allowed to mix.

It will be a day (and weekend) for pottering around the house. I'll probably make traditional stovies (stew), cranachan and bannocks. I'm not a fan of horror movies though and will avoid them unless I'm with someone.

Tonight's tea will be something vegetarian and easy, probably a stir-fry as I don't feel like cooking.

It's been calm and sunny today and around 10C/50F, which was a surprise after a very wet and windy night.

I hope everyone has a good weekend!
 

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It has been a difficult time no doubt.

Breeders Cup is next weekend as scheduled. It's at Keeneland this year. I hope some watch, not just for the horses. Keeneland in the fall is about as beautiful as it gets.

And some good news. Just announced today the Kentucky Derby will return to its normal time, first Saturday in May , next year. The plan so far is 40-50 percent capacity.
 

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Happy Friday all! I like Halloween! And cool on the full moon, spooky. I like all horror movies, gruesome and what not, even the black and white ones. I live in a remote area but it is a development and one of the neighbors asked about bringing his little ones around and it had good turnout so I’m doing MINOR decorating, used to go all out. Will need to get candy… need to get something I don’t like! Else I would eat all that’s left.

Not sure tonight on dinner, probably leftovers... I made some braised chicken thighs with caramelized onions and mushrooms, it was good! A neighbor invited me over tomorrow after the Trick or Treaters for chili and drinks by a bon fire so plan on doing that, will take cornbread for the chili. Then come home and turn on a scary movie and scare myself!

Also I got Boo-ed, I never heard of it but I guess it’s a thing. I went into my barn and on my little fridge was a basket with all kinds of cute stuff, candy and wine. Whoever did it knows I like my wine! Lol I was supposed to pass it on but didn’t get around to it due to work. I might be able to do it tomorrow, I don’t think it’s too late, just got to think about what to get.

Everyone with snow already wow! Here it’s been beautiful! Love this time of year!
@aubie – Thanks for bringing this back! Makes it more of a community….
 

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And for my US friends, please get out and vote next week if you haven't already! I am a poll worker this year, so I especially want to encourage everyone to make their voice heard on Tuesday, no matter your views, everyone deserves to be heard. Your vote matters! Please do your best to keep others and yourself safe this election, mask up, and sanitize your hands before and after voting. Have a great and safe election day (and do not make this thread political!)!
I was a poll worker the last two years. I voted early this year for the first time. It was SO much easier than voting on election day! No crowds, no line, no hassle. I'd urge everyone who can, to do it. Why wait?

Also, we're still eating leftovers from the giant pot of chili I made, but next is tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. I have a really simple but delicious recipe for tomato soup. It's my own recipe, so some of the quantities are "suit yourself" amounts.

2-3 pounds grape tomatoes
olive oil
1 bottle strained tomatoes
basil: lots, like 1-2 cups
herbs de provence
cream (not much, like maybe half a cup at most)
butter (only a couple of tbs, and only if using shallot)
shallot (optional) (I used about 2-3 garlic cloves' worth), minced

1. Cut tomatoes in half; mix with O.O. and herb de provence and roast and 425 until soft and a little browned
2. Meanwhile, saute shallot (if using) in butter
3. Add roasted tomatoes (and juices) and strained tomato juice to pot; cook on med-low maybe 10 minutes, just to mix
4. Add basil, chiffonaded
5. puree (to taste)
6. add cream and black pepper to taste
 

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Happy Friday, everyone! :D

Got some halloween candy today (thankfully) at BJ's, a huge bag...last year I only got a handful of kids but oh well, more for me! :rofl: We shall see.

I didn't carve a pumpkin this year unfortunately but there's always next year. :)

Really cold & rainy today, in the 40's! :sad: Hope everyone has a happy Halloween!
 

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It was so good to have some sunshine today! Had an errand to do in town so stopped at Arby's and had a turkey club. Folded some laundry, did regular horse chores plus moved a bag of feed over to the mini's barn. Hubs had himself some bacon laid out when I got home from town so I fried that for his supper and that was my day.

Tomorrow our hay guy is delivering our square bales. It's been sitting in his barn since July so no worries about it burning down the barn. That's the only thing on the agenda for the weekend.

Tonight watched a countdown of the 13 scariest movies. The Exorcist ended up being #1. Good movie that I didn't think was all that scary so I wouldn't have ranked it first. Jaws didn't even make the list or the honorable mention section and while I've seen it enough times it no longer scares the bejesus out of me, it sure did when it first came out and I saw it on the big screen.
 

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When you brought up the Breeders Cup it brought back good memories. We went to Churchill Downs a couple years back with our oldest daughter and her family. It was the day the Preakness was ran and was shown after a day of live races at Churchill on the big screen . We all had a great day with an open buffet all during the races. The day was capped when Justify won and my wife was elated.
Halloween won't be much here but, we'll still have a good supper. Tonight will be chicken stir fry. With any luck I'll ride this afternoon although it will be very windy. They are calling for 40 MPH gusts out of the Northwest.
 

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We bought a bunch of candy but we have not had trick or treaters the 15 years we've lived here so I don't expect any tonight! LOL. I guess we'll have to eat all the candy... must be why we bought our favorites :)

I see on social media that tons of people are going to halloween parties. I'm too lazy to got to a party. I usually don't decorate for Christmas until the day after Thanksgiving but this year... this 2020 Jumanji year... I'm starting TOMORROW! LOL....
 

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Sister and the kids were at the ranch when I got home from work so spent a few hours with them before they left for home. We don't do Halloween so just another weekend for us.

Took the Shark(black mouth cur pup) to the vet this morning for his second round of shots. He's doubled in size in the past few weeks. Been 11 years since I've had a puppy and I forgot how quickly they grow.

Did meal prep for the week this evening. Made some sautéed chicken for salads, a big pot of chili and then spinach and pasta with a bit of chicken cream sauce for supper tonight. Will probably make a batch of quinoa tomorrow after work as well.
 
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