I hope you all had a great Halloween, I know we did. But really, we've been celebrating all month. I think we got more use out of our costumes this year than any year prior.
We started out with our annual trip to Legoland for Brick or Treat. This year Thatbaby wanted to be a kitty cat. So I got him a cat costume. Then he wanted to be superman, then ironman, then a host of other things. I finally convinced him to wear his car costume if I dressed up like a cat too.
Thatkid was easier this year. He wanted to be a vampire for a while, and didn't change his mind.
And Thatboy was very eager to join him in the costume theme.
We also met up with the Ks who joined us in the costume contest!
The next weekend we tried a new experience - The Haunted Aquarium!
It wasn't really haunted. Just filled with fun Halloween activities.
Like the slime lab, where Thatkid made his own slime while Thatbaby felt all the slimey things.
There were Halloween decorations galore.
Even in the tanks!
There were also stations throughout to learn about various ocean animals and phenomena, like squid or bioflouresence.
For Thatbaby the highlight was the band. He spent a lot of the evening singing and boogie-ing down.
And interviewing his family members about their costumes.
It was another great Halloween adventure. We have been less adventurous with food lately. Maybe it's like that saying "lucky in life, unlucky in cards," if you're getting your adventures in outside the kitchen, you won't be getting them in the kitchen? These adventures have us eating out more than we usually do. Which usually involves foods I don't make at home often, or ever. But that doesn't have to be the case. Like the night we grabbed dinner and ended up making a meal of jalapenos stuffed with cream cheese and bacon, drizzled with a bourbon maple reduction. I never make stuffed jalapenos at home. But I was inspired. These grilled jalapenos aren't as unhealthy as the fried variety, and possibly more flavorful. In addition to the cream cheese and bacon, these also have cheddar, making then extra cheesy. Meal worthy. An adventure.
Grilled Stuffed Jalapenos (from Cooking Light)
2 center cut bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup fat free cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup minced green onions
juice of 1/2 lime
1 garlic clove, minced
14 jalapeno peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded
2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
2 Tbsp chopped tomatoes
- Preheat grill. Combine bacon, cheese, green onions, lime juice, garlic, and salt to taste.
- Divide cheese mixture among pepper halves. Place peppers on grill rack coated with cooking spray. Cover and grill 8 minutes or until bottoms of peppers are charred and cheese mixture is lightly browned.
- Place on a serving tray and sprinkle with cilantro and tomato.