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”→
With Halloween being a week away, I thought I would post a little inspiration for some ‘Jack ‘O Lantern’ carving ideas.
Bur first a few facts about Halloween and where this tradition came from.
Trick or Treating evolved from an ancient Celtic tradition of putting our treats and food to placate spirits who roamed the streets during Samhain, a sacred festival that marked the end of the Celtic Calendar year some 6000 years ago.
The first Jack o Lanterns were actually made of turnips
Halloween is the second grossing commercial holiday after Christmas
One quarter of all candy sold annually in the US is purchased for Halloween
The first known mention of Halloween Trick or Treating in North American was in 1927 in Blackie, Alberta, Canada