In the night by moonlight, werewolves howl
at the moon
Ghosts dance across graveyard lawns to their evil tune
Imps and demons are also there to celebrate Halloween
Witches on corn stock brooms fly around the scene
Black Cats, Pointed Hats, Jack-O-Lanterns all aglow
Haunted Houses creak and crack swaying to and fro
Eye of nute, wings of bats, make up a witches brew
Be careful where you go tonight, They may be after you
Children dressed as little fiends are really kind of cute
Monsters with their bags and sacks to carry all their loot
Trick or Treat is their calling card coming to your door
Halloween is a time for fun, and maybe a whole lot more!
Halloween Ghosts -By Brian Skinner
Here, there, everywhere, The ghost flies about.
It's gleeful, mischievous, free of care, It almost wants to shout!
Tonight is the night, It comes but once a year.
The night to boo and fright, The children who walk by here.
For, while the children boast, and eat their candy sweet.
There's nothing sweeter to a ghost, Then to scare someone they meet!
For remember this rhyme, as you go running in flight.
It's not the kid's, nor the pumpkin's time, Halloween is the ghost's night!
In celebration of pumpkin season,
In early colonial times, pumpkins were used as an
Baked Jack-O-Lantern Stuffed with Treats
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Carefully cut open the top of the pumpkin as if you were making a Jack-O-Lantern. Remove the seeds and membrane and discard. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Stuff the pumpkin (It's OK if there's a little left over). Cook the left-over stuffing in a baking dish -- it's too good to waste.
Place the lid on the pumpkin. Place pumpkin in a 3-inch-deep baking dish and fill the dish with about 2 inches of water. The water will act as insulation. Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake with the lid on for 45 minutes. Carefully remove the baking dish from the oven. With a small paring knife, carve a Jack-O-Lantern face in the pumpkin.
IMPORTANT: Only carve the face through the outer skin of the pumpkin. DO NOT carve through the meat of the pumpkin into the stuffed interior. With the lid removed, place the baking dish, with the pumpkin still in the water bath, back into the oven. Bake an additional 30 minutes.
This is a very important stage. Make sure that the pumpkin doesn't over-cook and that the top doesn't collapse in the center. If this happens, the lid will not fit and the appearance of the finished product will not be dramatic. When the baking is finished, remove from the oven and place the pumpkin on a serving platter. Scoop the inside goodies out with some of the cooked pumpkin. Serve with a dollop of lemon yogurt or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Happy Halloween!!!
Sugar Cookie Pumpkins
In a large bowl with an electric mixer, blend
together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs, vanilla, and 1 cup flour and mix well. By
hand, fold the remaining flour, the baking soda, and the baking powder. Refrigerate for at
least 2 hours. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease baking sheet.
Pumpkin Cake ~ This tastes just like pumpkin!
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