I expected some special visitors Halloween evening so I whipped up a little treat earlier in the day.
My mom taught me how to make a nice scalloped pie edge.
Each Halloween (well most of them) for as long as I can remember, I’ve made a special treat for our kids.
I fill a baked pie shell with chocolate pudding. This year I used a cook and serve pudding but some years I use instant; it all depends on how much time I have. After pouring the pudding into the pie shell, I cover it with plastic wrap to prevent it from forming a hard crust.
Although our kids are grown, my grandson was coming to trick or treat and that gave me just the reason I needed to continue the tradition.
After the pudding was set and cold (3-4 hours for cooked), I topped it with dollops of prepared whipped topping spreading it into the shape of a ghost. (Stir the topping first in it’s container to make spreading easier). You probably could use a stiff whipped cream if you were to eat it right away. Usually, I add brown M&Ms for eyes; none were to be found in this house today so this ghost has chocolate chip eyes instead.
Ding Dong…Trick or Treat…Run to the door to see who it is.
It’s Buzz Lightyear (my grandson) and Woody (my son).
After we all ate a piece of that ghost pie, they said goodbye and were off to ring other doorbells. So I went up into the attic to help my husband check for bats. After all, isn’t that what everyone does on Halloween night?
What I Learned Today:
One is never too old to stop dressing up for Halloween. (I am dressed up as a quilter–see the threads on my shirt).
Watch out for that bottom step on the ladder.
There are no bats in our attic. I had to see it for myself.
Question: How did you spend your Halloween? What are your Halloween traditions?