Fall Fling Food

Happy Halloween!

Every year on Halloween night, our church, Wilkinson Church of Christ, hosts a huge community party called Fall Fling. We fill the church with carnival games for kids of all ages, inflatables, face painting, etc. We serve a small dinner for the kids coming through too.

I've never been a part of planning the food before, but our children's pastor asked me if I would be willing to co-chair it this year with another lady who has planned it before. I thought it sounded like a challenge, so I accepted. My job, thus far, has been to plan the groceries and gather the donations needed to make food for the 400 people we have planned for.

We started the planning a few weeks ago. I started searching for festive food to serve on the Family Fun website, keeping in mind that whatever we chose would have to be made in massive quantities. We ended up choosing the following two main dishes:

Pizza Mummies

Worms on a Bun
(I just finished cutting 25 lbs.,
200 hot dogs, into 9 worms each!)

Along with those two main dishes, we will be serving orange and black nacho chips with cheese and the following festive cookies for dessert:

Fudge Stripe Witch's Hats
(See yesterday's post for a picture of mine.
I made 311 of these!)

Nutter Butter Ghosts
(See yesterday's post for a picture of mine.
I made 318 of these.)

We always hand out Popcorn Witch's Hands to the kids too.

I've seen the cookie and popcorn hands all over the web, so I have no idea who to attribute the original ideas to.

I made the cookies yesterday, and cut the hot dogs this morning to prepare them for the Worms on a Bun. I hope this all comes together well tonight! Thanks for stopping by!


Fall Fling Sneak Peeks


...and these were my project for the day.

Come back tomorrow to read more. Thanks for stopping by!


Pumpkin Pecan Pie Squares

I first tried this recipe a few years ago. I made it one weekend when my parents came for a visit. My dad and I really liked them. They were here two weekends ago, and I made these Pumpkin Pecan Pie Squares for them again.

I originally got the recipe from the cooking page of the Farm World newspaper, which ironically is published right here in Knightstown, Indiana. The clipping I have says that the recipe comes from the VeryBestBaking.com site.

Prior to writing this post, I hadn't ever tried going to the site. However, it's sponsored by Nestle and looks like a great new source of recipes! Thanks for stopping by!


Hot Caramel Apple Cider

It's been so busy around here lately that I haven't had time to share a few new recipes I've found. A few weeks ago, Meijer had gallons of apple cider on sale for $2.50. That's a super deal! I had my hubby buy four gallons!

I freeze my apple cider by the pint. I then have it to use all year long for the Cider-Roasted Pork Loin recipe that I like to make.

We've been enjoying some of it too. I don't make that pork recipe so often that I need to freeze all four gallons! I was looking for a good hot apple cider recipe, and after browsing the web for a bit, I found this one for Hot Caramel Apple Cider. It's become a new favorite hot drink of mine. I think you'll enjoy it too! Thanks for stopping by!


Pumpkin Smoothie

I love fall. I love the flavors and smells of fall baking and cooking. A few weeks ago, I was having a pumpkin craving, and I found this Pumpkin Smoothie recipe on the Family Fun webpage. I gave it a try. It was... ...interesting. It wasn't bad, but I don't think it's something I'll make again either. You should try it if you like pumpkin a lot. Thanks for stopping by!