Sunday, October 31, 2010

this is how we do it.

halloween, that is.
welcome to year 6 of our halloween traditions.

this is how we celebrate:
... carve pumpkins.
... make riceballs.
... roast pumpkin seeds.
... eat obscene amounts of candy.
... oh, and embarrass poor henry.

step 1: watch charlie make riceballs.

a little background. charlie's italian and our first thanksgiving together we went to new york to celebrate with his family. the entire 5 hour trip up to ny he raved about these riceballs. and all i kept thinking was 'what the hell is a riceball'? turns out they are fried goodness. we make them on halloween and thanksgiving. why? just because.

how to make riceballs
you make these babies by hand.
rice, ground beef, egg + milk, and bread crumbs.
basically, make a meatball, form the rice around it. dip it in the egg mixture and then roll in breadcrumbs.
sounds healthy, right?

riceballs
fry said riceballs.
i use canola oil instead of vegetable oil. i pretend this makes a huge difference.
told you they were healthy.

just pretend they're not fried
and the finished product.
oozing their fat onto some paper towels.

step 2: carve pumpkins.

the setup
the pumpkin carving set up.
the cut-up trash bag is a necessity.

punkin' carving
making progress ...


bo
i finished mine first. toby was pretty curious.
actually, he's trying to eat the pumpkin. i'm not kidding.

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aaaaand, they're officially jack 'o lanterns.
in case you can't tell the one on the left is supposed to be an owl on a tree branch and the one on the right is a cat.
i am an excellent carver so i blame the cutouts. :)

step 3: embarrass henry.

squirrel2
don't worry he got a treat for this.

step 4 and 5: roast pumpkin seeds and eat obscene amounts of candy.

i have no pictures of this because i was too busy stuffing my face with reese's pieces.

another successful halloween.
i love the fact that it doesn't involve bars, slutty costumes, or drunken people.
and i love that it's a holiday we get all to ourselves.
hope yours was a good one!

3 comments:

Emily said...

Happy Halloween! I love low-key, bar-less halloweens too!

Emily said...

What is Henry? A squirrel?

Danielle said...

haha, yes. he actually likes it more than he lets on. he wore that costume for quite a while on saturday.