Thursday, October 30, 2008

"I put a spell on you."

Last night was awesome. Awesome I say.

After the week I've had at work already, it was just the night I needed. I came home after work to help Matt make dinner and I finally got to try this recipe I saw on City Mama for broccoli casserole. It was so easy to make and so incredibly delicious:





So yes, if you like cheese and broccoli then you will definitely enjoy this easy dish...yummm.

Once we were done with dinner and dishes, our neighbor came over to carve pumpkins and watch Hocus Pocus. It was so much fun. I never knew pumpkin carving could be so entertaining and a movie that's fifteen years old could still make me so happy.

Matt's a pro pumpkin balancer


using the scooper to clean out the pumpkin


I would have gotten more pictures of the carving process except my hands were covered in pumpkin goop and we were having too good a time to stop and take pictures. However once all the pumpkins were done of course I got my camera out:

us with our masterpieces, woo


all three of the pumpkins,
a bat, a skull and a ghost
we're so creative!


all lit up
oooooooooooooooo


So yes twas a lovely night. And I'm definitely in the Halloweeeen spirit now :)
Is it Friday yet?




happy thursday!

29 comments:

brookem said...

oh, such a good job on the pumpkins!! did i miss what you decided to end up being for halloween?

Angela said...

Those are HUGGGEEEEE pumpkins! We always get medium-sized ones.

rialeilani said...

I will have to try that recipe. Are you serious that movie is 15 years old already!!! You pumpkins look awesome! :)

lspoon said...

Yay for Pumpkin Carving! I can't wait to do mine tonight :)

And how funny is it that I automatically started singing that song from Hocus Pocus when I read your post title?

It will probably be stuck in my noggin all day.

Grits said...

Good for you! Hopefully the halloween spirit will hit me before tomorrow!

Ashley said...

WAIT!!

What the heck - why do you have a Denison t-shirt!?

Oh wow - that is crazy! I work for an organization that is headquartered out of Denison. :)

Anyway- cute pumpkins!

kay* said...

a carved a pumpking last night too! was supposed to do it with my two younger siblings but they fell asleep...so i did it by myself while watching mtv - ha. good job to you & matt!

also i must try out that recipe - i heart broccoli & cheese...mmmm

San said...

Awesome! I still have to carve my pumpkin... those were some neat new ideas :)

P.S. LOVE the new picture in your sidebar *ggg*

Dolce said...

This is my plan for tonight, although you made it look WAY more fun!

theycallmecurlysue said...

That recipe looks delish! David and I carved pumpkins the other night. Will need to put up pics soon. Hocus Pocus is awesome! I love that movie :) Amucka mucka mucka!!

Lacey Bean said...

I'm definitely trying that recipe! And cute pumpkins! Can't wait to see what costumes you and Matt found. :)

Happy almost Halloween!!

Jessica said...

Cool pumpkins!

Unfortunately, in Philly, no one is thinking about Halloween anymore since the Phillies won the world series and we have the parade tomorrow, so I haven't exactly got in the Halloween spirit yet.

Loooove the movie Hocus Pocus though!

cdp said...

You ARE a master! I love it. They look awesome, especially lit up. Good job, girl!

Happy Halloween

Ashley said...

yum! That looks delicious! I must try that one.

molly said...

you guys are pumpkin carving pros! so impressed!

Princess Extraordinaire said...

Your pumpkins look amazing! Cute pics too!

d said...

the punkins turned out great!! I didn't carve this year :( too much mess for just one pumpkin and lil' ole me.

Andréa said...

Cute. I bought 3 pumpkins, but we have yet to carve them. I think it is a little late, but yours were adorable!!

Auburn Kat said...

That looks like a lot of fun!!!

Amanda. said...

Your pumpkins are
definitely badass.
I am quite impressed!

And YAYYY for Hocus
Pocus!

sarah marie p said...

Yummmmmm that dinner sounds super good! And you and Matt are adorable! So cute! I love your jack o lanterns! Very cool.

Dana said...

OMG... awesome job with the pumpkins...they look awesome.. and the casserole looks yum!!

Missy said...

That looks like so much fun! I will have to be in the US in October one year so I can have a go at that.

Alexa said...

those are great pumpkins!!

and i LOVE your new pic you have of yourself with the new kids poster. priceless!

Jenn said...

Awesome pumpkins! The one Matt is holding over his head is huge!!

Vanessa said...

Those are some kick a$$ pumpkins!

A Super Girl said...

Great pumpkins! I can barely carve a basic jack-o-lantern face.

And I LOVE Hocus Pocus! Ah, childhood.

Bayjb said...

Aww I miss carving pumpkins! You guys did a great job, they look awesome in the dark!

Julie said...

We didn't get pumpkins this year :(

But now I wish I had!!