Grown-Up Trick or Treats
For those of us who graduated from trick-or-treating decades ago, Halloween is the simply the time of year when sweet temptations are everywhere ... and they come in guilt-free, I'll-just-have-one, miniature sizes!
Here are some grown-up ways to indulge without the bulge (and without the crazy blood glucose spikes) ... plus tips for weathering the "fun size" candy season.
Fish with Tomatoes and Chili Spicy Pork Mole Chicken Stew with Okra Chickpea and Tomato Salad Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon Sauce Tofu and Baby Spinach Red Wine and Rosemary Glazed Sweet Onions Chicken Pot Pie Cheesy Salmon and Dill Dip Vegetable Frittata with Parmesan Toast
Wednesday, a couple came into the store looking for teal paint to paint a (live) pumpkin. Oddly-colored pumpkins are part-and-parcel of Hallowe'en decorations in this environment: our undecorated pumpkins come in orange, cream, and black. Two years ago our manager spray-painted one purple-glitter; last year the floral designer ModPodged colorful scrapbooking papers to three tiered pumpkins. But this couple was looking for a specific shade of teal, the same way...