Get Ready for Halloween 2011

Halloween 2010 - Spane as a Dragon,and me as a Good Witch

Halloween 2010 – Spane as a Dragon,and me as a Good Witch

I love the Holidays, and for me, they start at Halloween and end at Easter, with a couple of summer stragglers.   I love decorating, I love that the weather is usually a little chillier.

My favorite holiday is Halloween.  Spane asked me today if Christmas wasn’t my favorite, and I said that Christmas and Easter were very separate Holidays.  Although Halloween is the eve of All Saints Day (All Hallowed), it is a celebration for those who are young at heart.    Children dressed in their most frightening, or most ingenious costume, have fun knocking on doors and asking for a trick or treat.  Adults have fun decorating their homes and get a kick out of some of the children’s costumes.

My friend, Amber, called me on Sunday and said she had taken all the Halloween decorations out of storage and was putting them up.  That inspired me to get my decorations, too, but I had to clean out the garage for two and a half hours before I could get to the decorations at all.  It’s a good thing though, I consolidated a lot of stuff, and donated books and clothing to the Vietnam Veterans.

In light of that, I decided that The Good Plate should dress up for the occasion, too. I found this lovely theme at Holiday Nook.

As the holiday gets closer, I’ll be posting more recipes and craft projects.  But, I can give you a sneak peak at what we might be doing:


How to Get Your Cake Baking Jollies in the Summer

Wafle Torte Cake

Wafle Torte Cake

It’s summer time, and if you live in the Northern Hemisphere your kitchen is probably hot. Even if you have air conditioning, do you really want to heat up your oven just to make a cake? Just because you saw some wonderfully decorated cake, and you really want to try your hand at it? Because you can’t stop rolling fondant, or making butter cream? Continue reading