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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Costumes and Cranberries!

We had such a fun time last night! Hubby and I got all dressed up and headed to the Bowie's for a fantastic costume party. Hubby and I have not been to a Halloween party sense we have been married. Personally I don't ever really get dressed up for Halloween unless there is a part to go to. We decided to be Zeus and Aphrodite, yes Aphrodite is Zeus' daughter and the goddess of love and beauty..lol...They were cute and simple costumes:)

The party was elaborately decorated, they went all out! There were spider webs everywhere, candles, lights, music...and of course there was food on every table. We started with some appetizers, the table was covered with every dip possible. Spinach dip, artichoke dip, cheese dip, and guacamole, I was in heaven! I love all of these so I just put a spoonful of them all on my little plate with some wheat thins and had my own little taste test. I ended up picking at the table through the night:)

Then dinner was served, lots of chilli, cornbread (we brought some), and salads. I had a piece of our cornbread topped with a delicious bowl of chilliwith all sorts of beans in it. I also grabbed a little cranberry salad, and a spoonful of a mac and cheese casserole. Everything was wonderful and so filling. O' ya they also had a nice little variety of drinks. I started off with a glass of white wine that was very sweet and yummy. I ended up having two glasses, I was proud of myself for not over doing it.

We sat around and talked with old friends I went to high school with, that I never got to hang out with. They were the "cool kids" in high school, they were some funny peeps! I don't think I have laughed that hard in a long time, man I love stories about the good Ole' days! After dinner, hubby and I headed to the candy bar and the dessert bar.
They were so cute! I wish I would have thought about this for my wedding. I grabbed an pumpkin bar(which I found out later was light, so I went back forseconds) and a piece of coffee cake but I didn't finish it, not a big fan of cake. We got some great pics of the evening I hope you enjoy!

This morning I woke up and I was refreshed, no FOOD hangover! Man after all the junk I ate I thought I would be filling it this morning, but nope feeling great! I decided to use the cranberry sauce I made for yesterdays chicken, in a bowl of oats. I also added some fresh apple cider, the combination was perfect!

Cranberry Oats


1/2 c oats
1/4 c H2O
1/2 c vanilla hempmilk
1/2 banana
1/4 cup homemade cranberry sauce (warm this up separately)
1/4 cup apple cider
a little Honest foods Blueberry Vanilla Almond granola plank
handful of pecans
handful of flax seeds
drizzle of honey on top
dash of cinnamon

I loved the flavors and the aroma it was the perfect treat for this beautiful Sunday morning.

I am letting the hubby sleep in while I clean a little more. We are teaching the 3 and four year old Sunday school class so he needs all the rest he can get:) I hope you all have a beautiful Sunday, rest and recuperate before the week! I have kickboxing and a softball game tonight so I will have to rest this afternoon:) Have a good one!


just me said...

what a great party!! so festive for halloween!

and i love your oats!!! the cranberries are so bright and red!

Sharon said...

Glad you had a fun time! Everything looks great at the party! And awesome costumes too!

Anonymous said...

You looked beautiful as aphrodite! What an adorable couple, and a fun time!! I need Halloween costume ideas, you definitely got me thinkin! Have a great day :)

HangryPants said...

You two are so cute! Looks like a very fun halloween party.

Also, you have gorgeous skin. Your coloring is the opposite of mine (red hair, freckles), so I am so jealous.

Gina said...

how fun! i love all of the party pics!!!
the cranberry oats look soooo good!
happy sunday!

Andrea (Off Her Cork) said...

Oh you guys are so cute!! Looks like you had a blast!

Anonymous said...

you really suit being a greek goddess :D honestly!! and it all looks like a LOT of fun! kind of makes me wis the UK celebated halloween more ;)

Meghann said...

You look soo cute in your costume! You guys made a very handsome couple! The party looks like a blast with lots of great eats, it made excited to dress up for my halloween party this weekend :)

Lance said...

Love the costumes! That's what is great about Halloween - getting dressed up and just being a little different! I was a pirate this year...arrrr!

Girl on Top said...

Cute costumes and the food looks good!