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Chutz
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   Posted 10/30/2009 10:01 PM (GMT -7)   
It's that night that all sincere candy-holics have been waiting for...Halloween. But really guys...who needs an excuse to have some good chocolate now and then. idea

We live way out in the sticks...back an 1/8 mile driveway that winds through huge fir trees and no lights along the way. So how many kids do you think make it to our door to Trick-or-Treat? Yep, none except the grandchildren. So grandma is going to be busy fixing up some homemade treats for them tomorrow.

But for the most part we all buy candy for the neighbor kids or to take to parties at friends homes, schools, community centers or churches. OK, confession time...what is your favorite candy to buy for Halloween? Do you buy it because there WILL be leftovers, even if you have to hide a few??? rolleyes Uh ha...I know that trick too. smilewinkgrin Do you live where lots of kids still come to your door for sweets? It's time to share a bit about this holiday that kids covet and parents love because they can always sneak a treat or two...lol

Chutzie

Oh, MY favorite??? When I used to have a candy bar now and then it was always a Snickers. But I do love to nibble candy corn. wink
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PAlady
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   Posted 10/31/2009 1:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I have to fess up that I usually bought M&M's and nestle's crunch miniatures - along with lots of peanut butter stuff like reese's cups. I don't like the peanut butter candy, but do love the chocolate, but it got me into some trouble because last year I didn't quit with the m&m's, as most of you know. So I didn't buy them this year.

Ok, but I did buy some miniature hershey chocolate bars. And tootsie pops. And one other thing that I don't think I like. But I've already had a cherry tootsie pop!

I don't get very many trick or treaters either.....I could probably do with just one candy!

PaLady

White Beard
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   Posted 10/31/2009 2:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Well I got my Haloween candy some weeks ago! A few weeks ago was our annual KofC fund raiser, they give away Tootsie Rolls for donations at the intersections in town on Saturday. What they have left they often sell by the box or case after mass on Sundays. I brought a big box a few Sundays ago! I saved it for the Trick or Treaters, we don't have very many where I live, but this year they are getting Tootsie Rolls!

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Gretchen1
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   Posted 10/31/2009 7:40 AM (GMT -7)   
We live in a traditional suburban neighborhood and yet we don't get too many trick or treaters.  Our street is off of a large hill and it is single loaded so not a good candy investment ;)  I give out what I don't like to eat.  I don't need any leftovers.  I dislike the tasted of kitkat bars, and crunch bars. Those both have an odd taste to me so I usually don't eat any.  PAlady!  If I buy peanut butter cups it is all over!  I will eat the whole bag!!! 
 
I have one favorite trick or treater.  Our next-door neighbor's have the cutest little granddaughter that always comes by.  She came buy a night early to hit our house as she is off with mom tomorrow night (divorced parents).  Tom, our neighbor, called so we were ready one night early.  She is so cute it makes you want to cry!!  She makes my halloween. 
 
My own boys are great big 12 and 15 year olds and boy do they love to go out.  They trick or treat and hang with friend.  Thank goodnees it is a safe neighborhood.  Halloween is a favorite for me. Thanks for this klatch.
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Lindaloo
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   Posted 10/31/2009 10:37 AM (GMT -7)   
I have two granddaughters. One is Kelly and she is five. She is with her dad this weekend, but my daughter is a Daisy girl scout troop leader and had the girls dress up in their costumes and come to the park for their pinning ceremony and to celebrate Juliette Low's birthday today, the founder of the girl scouts. It was very nice, hot, but nice. I got to see Kelly in her green and black witch costume at least.

My other granddaughter is Anna and she is one year old next month, November 24. She was Snow White and looked so cute. Tonight I will have Anna for the night and will answer the few knocks at the door tonight. I don't get many trick or treaters though.

It's been a nice day so far. Hope you all enjoy this Halloween and that everyone's loved ones stay safe. God bless

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skeye
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   Posted 10/31/2009 6:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Of course! smilewinkgrin Actually, we used to get TONS of trick-or-treaters (about 200) up until a couple years ago. We live way out in the boonies, but the road we live on forms a complete mile long loop & it is one of the more populated areas of town, so the kids can do the whole loop & hit a bunch of houses. People used to come from all over the surrounding towns to go trick-or-treating on my road. But all of a sudden things died off. I think it's partly because one of our neighbors constantly complained about the noise (and destruction -- there was always lots of that -- pumpkin smashing, egging, toilet papering, drawing & writing profanities on the street in shaving cream, paintballs, etc, etc, etc) & finally got the police involved. about the same time the two churches in town started a "trunk-or-treat" program, where people trick-or-treat from car to car in the church parking lots. So between the two we went from having 200 trick or treaters to TWO this year, and THREE last year!! What a huge difference. Last year we got stuck with so much candy that we didn't know what to do with it! This year we didn't buy much, but I still managed to get a whole bag of mini kitkats out of it smilewinkgrin.

Skeye

PAlady
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   Posted 10/31/2009 8:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, I have survived the official trick or treating hours. Like Skeye, I only had 2 this year and thankfully I didn't buy much candy!

I was mostly good. I actually (ok, all your chocolate lovers cringe!) threw out the few hershey miniatures and minieature peanut butter cups, but did eat a few extra tootsie pops! nono rolleyes turn

Glad this night is over! smilewinkgrin

PaLady

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   Posted 10/31/2009 8:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Do you live where lots of kids still come to your door for sweets?
 
   Dear Chutz,
 
      Oh you know my Bumblebees just LOVE halloween!!!! We only go around our block, but by the time we get home their little buckets are full and their eyes just sparkle!!! When we get home, the bucket I leave out side while we are going around the block, is usually empty... then I begin one of many refills as our neighbors visit and catch up, new neighbors introduce themselves, and children from the girls school end up in the mixx. Right now, its about quarter after nine and the trick or treaters are slowing down a bit. Out of 4 jumbo bags of candy bars, wonka mixx, lollipops we have left.... half a bag and little bit in bottom of the bucket.
 
  *huggs*
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privey
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   Posted 10/31/2009 8:30 PM (GMT -7)   
We went to one of our daughters and helped them give out candy and ate soup.... Our littlest grandkiddo's Emily 5, and Colin 7 weeks came up this afternoon before our oldest granddaughter Connor who is 17 took Emily trick or treating.  Emily was Scooby Doo and Colin was a penguin.  They were just darling.  When Connor brought Emily home she came into our daughters house and she, her boyfriend, Emily and her boyfriend's little brother and sisters went as the Scooby Do gang.  They were really cute.  The older ones just took the little ones they didn't trick or treat.  We are blessed to have them with us and have a older granddaughter who is such a good person that she wants to be with a 5 year old.  I was amazed at the kids that came to their door, no costume and some had to be in High School.  They kind of ruin it for me.
 
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   Posted 10/31/2009 9:45 PM (GMT -7)   
PA,

YOU threw out CHOCOLATE?! Have you lost your mind? smilewinkgrin You should have mailed it to me! wink devil

Privey,

Oh, I know what you mean about those high school kids! We used to get them all the time. The only "costume" they wear is shaving cream, gobs & gobs of it. And they usually carry pillowcases to collect their candy in instead little tins or bags. They're usually up to no good. At least around here. You're right, they do ruin it. Trick-or-treating is for the little ones. The kids in their costumes are adorable. I don't think that kids should go out trick-or-treating after they graduate from elementary school, or at least 6th or 7th grade.

Skeye

Chutz
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   Posted 10/31/2009 11:42 PM (GMT -7)   
OK, I propose that we send the paramedics to PaLady's home and give her a going over ASAP! Woman, I agree with Skeye...WHAT is the matter with YOU!???! Throwing out perfectly good chocolate that has the shelf life of a ROCK!???! shocked I pay postage in advance for good chocolate. I mean you could at least have uploaded a 1/2 pound of the stuff to both of us. <shaking head>

OK, I'm in mourning and am heading for bed. sad shakehead

Chutzie <mumbling to self> <where are those Reeses cups that hubby bought and hid?>
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PAlady
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   Posted 10/31/2009 11:56 PM (GMT -7)   
ROFL!!!!!!!!

I hope no one goes into cardiac arrest over this!!!!

PaLady

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   Posted 11/1/2009 7:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh man.......good times, good times. Thank you for the laughing!!! 
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Splashdancer
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   Posted 11/1/2009 8:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Ok, I know this is a little late, but thought I'd post anyway! For the past few years we probably had about 20-25 trick-or-treaters, but this year we must have had 50 or more. We live in a nice neighborhood, but the kids that live here usually go across the road to the "rich people's houses". For some reason, everybody came to OUR neighborhood this year. Cars were lining the roads coming in to our development. My fiance trick-or-treated with our 11 year old (he was dressed up as #88 - Dale Earnhardt, Jr), while my 16 year old and his best friend (dressed as a werewolf and a zombie) sat outside and gave out our candy. They were going to sit up on the roof so they could scare the kids, but my son ended up falling off the ladder (he's ok!) so that put an end to that! One of our neighbors around the corner plays in a band and they played in their front yard for a few hours - it was kind of neat! This year we just bought 2 bags of mixed candies (3 1/2 lbs each!) and they were gone within an hour. Reese's, Snickers, Dots, gummies, tootsie rolls, - yummy! All in all, it was a really nice, relaxing night.

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   Posted 11/1/2009 10:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Well I had an all time record number of trick or treaters last night, I had eight kids total, one batch of four, and one little one with her parents and another batch of three! I think the previous record was six kids. While trick or treating was going on I was making banana nut, fruit bread. I is actually banana bread with both walnuts and pecans in it ( lots of them) and dried cherries and dried cranberries and cut up dried apricots I soal them in warm water for 20 minutes first before folding them into the batter.Anyway I made two bigh loaves, it is really good served hot with butter on it! Anyway that was my Halloween evening!

White Beard

skeye
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   Posted 11/1/2009 3:13 PM (GMT -7)   
White Beard,

Your bread sounds AMAZING! I can almost smell it from here! mmmmm....

Skeye

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   Posted 11/1/2009 8:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Skeye

Thank-You!!!!! I like putting lots of really ripe mashed bananas in it, as it makes it really moist and adds allot of Banana flavor to it! But the dried fruit and nuts really makes good! Tomorrow I am going to make Pecan Brittle, now that is really really good! The bad thing about it is you can't just eat one piece!!!! mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! Good!

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