Thursday, November 01, 2012

Halloween Week, Day 3 - A Hip Hopping Party

Last year we didn't plan any Halloween costumes, because we didn't think we'd be going anywhere with a 4 week old baby.  But when we decided to go to a party last minute we were scrambling for a costume.  We had a great idea, but couldn't get the costume together on short notice.  We saved it for this year!

One of my favorite movies of all times is Labyrinth.  And having a little blonde baby seemed like fate was just begging for us to use it to our advantage.  So we did.

Thatboy dressed as Jareth, the Goblin King.  And Thatbaby was the perfect Toby.

 And I went as the long-suffering Sarah.

Thatbaby had a tremendous time at the party.  It might have been the best party he's ever been to, in his opinion.  Why?  Because they had a bounce house.

We wouldn't let him inside the bounce house, but he was so excited to bounce on the outside entrance over and over and over and over and over and over (anyone else have a one-track mind baby) and over and over.

And then he found the trampoline.

My kid loves to bounce.

And then we got to go inside and play with skateboards!

 Thatboy is beyond thrilled that his son has inherited his love of skating.  He's already taken him out skateboarding again.  I've convinced him that a skateboard before the age of 2 would be completely unnecessary.

This recipe isn't really a crockpot recipe, more like a continuation of last night's recipe.  Or what to do with chicken leftovers.  The beer basted chicken shreds so easily, it's a shame not to use it for other recipes.

Chicken Tostadas (Adapted from Bella Lately)

1/2 cup chopped peeled avocado
1/2 cup chopped seeded tomato
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
juice of one lime
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
4 tostadas
1 cup cooked chicken, shredded
3/4 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
1/2 cup sour cream
  1. Preheat broiler. Combine avocado, tomatoes, green onions, half of the lime juice, and salt in a small bowl.  
  2. Combine water, the rest of the lime juice, cumin, salt, cayenne pepper and black beans in a blender and puree until smooth.
  3. Spread 1/4 of the black bean mixture on each tostadas.  
  4. Top with 1/4 chicken of the chicken and a couple tablespoons of the cheese.  Broil 2-3 minutes until the cheese melts. 


  1. There's little to no chance I'm going to have a blond haired baby...but it really was the perfect costume choice!

  2. You are going to have a lot of fun years with your little one at Halloween. This is just the beginning.