Halloween 2010

Halloween 2010…a much-anticipated night at our house, and yours as well, if you have little ones!  Despite the 30 minutes of tears and drama while getting suited up (itchy costumes, wishing straight hair was curly, “costume isn’t cute”, “no wings,” “hurt!”), we pulled it together and had a fun night with friends and neighbors!  So there’s the truth behind these precious faces:) 
A wingless, antennae-less yummy ladybug, “Mitchie” from Camp Rock (don’t worry, nobody else knew who that was either), and a Skeleton 
We really did have a fun night after we left the house.  Getting all 5 of us ready to do just about anything is…well…not fun.  
 Lainey checking out the skeleton’s face
 About to gather with friends next door for chili
 All dressed up and ready to go!  

 John David about to take a swing at the eyeball pinata
I thought I’d pop in a yummy recipe since I took this last night, and as always, the bowl was almost empty!
This tried and true shoepeg corn dip recipe belongs to a dear family friend, and it became a staple on our Grove table before the Ole Miss football games when I was in college.  To this day, it remains one of my favorites!

Corn Dip
1 can shoepeg corn (10 oz), drained
1/2 cup light sour cream
1/2 cup mayo (Hellman’s or Dukes)
2 1/2-3 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/3 cup chopped green onions (3 or 4)
Lea and Perrins (5 or 6 shakes)
Tony Chascher’s Creole Seasoning (5 or 6 shakes or more if desired)
Frito’s Scoops

Mix all together except Frito’s.  Best if made several hours or 1 day before to allow flavors to mingle.  Serve cold with Frito’s Scoops.  Forget self-control.  It is too yummy!

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  1. Such precious costumes for some precious kids! Looks like ya’ll had a fun night! And I love that corn dip! Yummy!

  2. cute and I unfortuantely know who Mitchie is… 🙂 I like the 30 days of Thanksgiving – great idea!

  3. Love the family pictures and 30 days of thanks! Great idea and I am going to find ways to work that into my life this month. Thank you!

  4. Enjoyed looking at the sweet pics! They were adorable. I’m thankful for those sweet comments left at my place. I believe we have already chatted over this today. 🙂
    Proud you are joining in the journey of thanksliving!

  5. Love the idea of 30 days of thanks…..I am definitely going to participate! I am thankful for our family’s health.

  6. God has been so good to us it makes us laugh with joy.

    We’ve been simplifying everything around here.




    It all adds up to a bunch of peaceful living.

    And for your post-every Mama is relating to your rendition of getting the kids ready, too funny.

    And last but not least, you are so slamming gorgeous!!! What a great shot of your family!

  7. Thanks for the recent comment on my blog! I am your newest follower. 🙂

  8. Oh, these Halloween pics bring back such sweet (excuse the pun!) memories of when our kids were little. Thanks for sharing.