Trick-Or-Treat: Zombie Cookies

TrickOrTreat

 

We found this sugar cookie kit at Target, and of course we were going to make us some zombie cookies. I was super excited at the idea of  making/decorating one to look like Michael Jackson from Thriller.

However, things did not go as planned.

Trick-lyn Trick-darrin

 

The dough was a joke. It was so sticky and every time we added more flour, it would just absorb it. After the first time, we put it back in the fridge for another hour, having already let it chill for one hour. The next time, it was just piling on more and more flour till I got so frustrated I just grabbed handful after handful and threw them on the cookie pan.

The result was salty/sweet green biscuits.

Oh and the icing it had you make? Yeah, that didn’t work either.

I think that one was my fault though. Our butter got pretty melty and I think it caused the icing to separate. Bleah. However, they provide two tubes of pre-made icing, so we decorated our biscuits with that. I tried to make body parts out of the random shapes we had, so that they were still somewhat “creepy” or “Halloween-y”.

Meh-lyn Meh-darrin

After they cooled completely and decorated, they were actually pretty tasty. But for the frustration and disappointment this kit caused, I still consider it a…

At least now we have zombie cookie cutters. Next week will be a lot of random candies we’ve found!

Link Love: 10.21.14

This week’s Link Love consists of Halloween Treats! Enjoy!

Vegan Candy Corn | Chocolate Covered Katie

Witch Fingers (chocolate covered pretzel sticks) | Deep in the Heart of Tejas

Caramel Apple Milkshake | Chocolate Covered Katie

Frankenstein Brown Rice Krispie Treats | Fork and Beans

Ghost in the graveyard pudding cups | Love Bakes Good Cakes

Goal Getter: October 2014

NelsonMandela

I changed my mind about this being a Monday post. I’m going to post it on Mondays when I’m not doing a theme month or something, but till then, it i going to go up on a Saturday.


CAREER: 90% Complete

  • Illustrations – Complete/Clean Base Colors (70% done!)
  • Illustrations – Clean Lines (100% done!)
  • Purchase a new memory card for my camera 

Notes: I found my lost memory card, so now I don’t have to spend my money on a new one. I’m in the final stages of my illustrations now.


FINANCIAL: 14%

  • Mail back-payments to grandmother (0%)
  • Make one extra savings deposit (0%)
  • Cancel Mr. LL’s Netflix account (100%)
  • Research cell phones/plans/providers (0%)
  • Save for a new computer (0%)
  • Save for new computer desk(s) (0%)
  • Create a new budget (0%)

Notes: I have dropped the ball on my finances. But I know I’ll get it done.


HEALTH: 29%

  • Go to the doctor (50%)
  • Go over and renew my health insurance (100%)
  • Research local gyms (0%)
  • Get a trial membership at a gym (0%)
  • Cut back on smoking (25%)
  • Drink more H2O (0%)

Notes: I’ve made a doctor’s appointment for next week. Mr. LL and I have cut out smoking inside our apartment…for the most part. We are still working on, but it’s better.


HOME: 0% :(

  • Organize the bathroom (0%)
  • Declutter the kitchen (0%)
  • Organize master closet (0%)

Notes: Yeah…no.


BLOG: 85%

  • Catch up on posts (100%)
  • Plan 2 photography days (100%)
  • Work on October posts (55%)
    • For Lazy Lady (60%)
    • For Part Time Monster (50%)

Notes:

Halloween Movie Night: The Halloween Tree

Every year, around this time, I think about The Halloween Tree. It was a staple in my life from, oh I’d guess 2nd to 5th or 6th grade. My teachers would put this on for us to watch every year. This was back before you had to get parental permission to watch movies at school.

It is the story of five children on Halloween. Four are dressed up and ready to go trick-or-treating, but one of their friends is gravely ill. They follow his “ghost” (even though he isn’t dead) and try to save him at the Halloween tree. The tree’s keeper then teaches the children about the origins of their costumes (because he is disgusted that they don’t know), a witch, a mummy, a skeleton and a monster. They travel back in time to Celtic druids at Stonehenge and then the witch trials, to ancient Egypt, to Mexico for Dia de los Muertos (for the skeleton costume) and to an unfinished Notre Dame (gargoyles = monsters) (also, I think I’m mixing up the order).

It is based on the book by Ray Bradbury, who also narrates the animated film (produced by Hanna-Barbera).  I’ve never read the book; and in fact, until I was looking up the movie to jog my memory of it, I don’t think I ever knew it was a book. I need to go to the library and see if I can check it out.

Have you seen or read The Halloween Tree?


Each week, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite movies to get me in the Halloween spirit. Feel free to comment and share your own Halloween cinematic faves, or if you too watch the movies I share to get you going for All Hallows’ Eve!

 

Progress Report: September

Just checking in to share my progress with the book clubs’ picks for this month.

BOOKS, BOOZE & BAJINGOS:


PROGRESS: Done

THOUGHTS SO FAR: I really liked this book. I need to get more from this series. I started it right after BB&B night and finished it the following Saturday morning. I think the other ladies in book club like it too.

VAGINAL FANTASY BOOK CLUB:

PROGRESS: Done

THOUGHTS SO FAR: After I finished White Trash Zombie, I started this one…and finished it the same day. I might pick up the alt book.


Are you reading along with either of these book clubs this month? If so, how far are you?