I have a confession to make. I actually HATE Halloween.
I hate dressing up.
I hate having all that temptation (read: bite size chocolate bars I end up eating 20 of) in the house.
I hate anything scary, or gruesome.
I’m not a fan of fake blood
AND, I’m super not into how on Halloween everyone seems to think they can turn any profession into something “sexy.” ie. Sexy nurse, sexy cop, sexy prison inmate… REALLY??
But, as a mom I have embraced the Halloween season with as much joy as I could muster for my kids. I decorate the house with fun – not scary Halloween decor and make cute bags of goodies for the dwindling numbers of trick or treaters.
On a side note, one thing I DO love about Halloween is seeing all the littles dressed up – parents following closely behind, carrying pillow cases filled with candy.
Our kids are older now – with two in university, they do their parties and costumes on their own and trick or treating with mom and dad has long gone by the wayside. Many of our Halloween traditions have faded away, but one remains. Every year I make Halloween BAT WINGS as our meal.
I am having a hard time thinking of Thanksgiving right now – due to the crazy dump of snow we got here in YYC over the weekend. But today is officially October 1, and in Canada that means Thanksgiving is quickly upon us. Danni and I know that if this “back to school” season you were seeing kids off to high school or uni, you most likely have your Thanksgiving menu rattling around in your head. You don’t really need our help with the perfect pie recipe or a”how-to” on gravy. (Although if you need a little inspiration check out last year’s Thanksgiving fun) BUT what about wine?
If you can believe it, we have gone the entire month of October here on Mojo and Moxie without a pumpkin recipe! WHAT? October is all about the pumpkin and here we are NOT posting our pumpkin favs. I’m confident you have survived the month and perhaps tried either Danni or my pumpkin muffins from Insta, so today I am going to push past the pumpkin and highlight the sweet potato. And – just a head’s up…Halloween is tomorrow night. If you are like me, you have your traditions of either baking up a batch of trusty “bat wings,” or ordering pizza. BUT if you are in the mood for a change, this recipe might just do the “trick” on a night full of treats! Continue reading “Feeding your Athlete: Spooktacular Sweet Potato Soup”→