|Carrot & Turnip Jack-O-Lantern Noses|
We had our pumpkin carving party early this year because Mr. B will be out of town on Halloween. And that just happens to be his favorite holiday!
So I put on a big pot of Tortilla Soup and lit a fire while Mr. B laid out the newspaper, knives, saws and pumpkins. It was a cozy and fun evening!
Who would of thought that Ashley's pumpkin at night.....
Would turn into this fright?
And Tyler's creative pumpkin that came from a dream......
And Andy's sweet little guy......
Would just make me cry? (I want my boys to be little again.....sometimes!)
Questioning Mr. B's intricate carving is just below......
Look it's Gravediggers who glow!!!
And my jolly guy has a Turnip for a nose.....
So he is happy to pose!
OK....I'm all done rhyming for now. Maybe forever......
Hope you have a safe, fun and Spook-tacular Halloween!!!!
And make yourself a big ol' pot of yummy Tortilla Soup! I've included the recipe below.
Sopa de Tortilla Recipe
3 lbs chicken
6 qts water + 1 can tomato sauce
1 t celery seed
2 T diced garlic
1 lg can diced tomatos
1 onion - diced
1/2 red or green bell pepper
1/2 bunch cilantro
1/2 t gr. cumin
1/4 t cayenne pepper
Salt & pepper to taste
1 c rice
1 bag frozen corn
2 T parsley
1 bunch green onions diced
Cook the chicken in the water with the first 10 ingredients. When the chicken is done, remove from the pot to cool & add the rice. When it's done, add the corn, parsley and shredded chicken. When everything is heated through, ladle the soup into a bowl with tortilla strips & Jack cheese on the bottom. Top with the green onions and any of the ingredients you like below.
"A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween." ~Erma Bombeck