As Halloween approaches, Elyse and I have decided to fit in as many Halloween-related activities as possible. This includes any and all things related to pumpkins.
Our first step: decorating! Since we’ve been trying to explore our crafty sides, we strayed a little from the traditional painting and carving and used fabric paint. We got the idea from this Pinterest page: http://pinterest.com/pin/111604896987112323/
In lieu of there being not enough glow-in-the-dark paint at AC Moore, we settled for some other fun colors instead and made the best of it. Our first attempts were pretty weak…but once we got the hang of it, they turned out pretty cool! It’s something different and fun, and we enjoyed creating our own patterns and making them super colorful.
Elyse stuck with the bright colors the second time around, while I decided to use some Halloween-inspired colors and design to spruce up my pumpkin! While painting, we turned on the season premiere of American Horror Story because, well, it is Halloween season after all. And on top of the seasonal relevance, Adam Levine happened to be in this episode. And who wouldn’t want a little more of this in their day:
With all that hard work, we decided we were hungry so we searched my (very sparse) pantry for some food we could whip up quickly. Elyse suggested some noodles with homemade sauce – a little balsamic vinagar, browned butter, and mozzarella cheese.
4. Add wet ingredients and mix until thoroughly incorporated.
5. Pour into pan and spread
6. Bake 15-20 minuted or until inserted toothpick comes out clean!
Another deliciously successful evening!