The idea of cooking a "dinner" dinner then getting up and down 20 times during it to pass out goodies sounded like a recipe for disaster. I envisioned the doorbell ringing and me with mouthful of food swallowing it too quickly. Ouch.
On the cheese platter was this great new Trader Joe's find: a Spanish Cheese Tapas Sampler. 3 different Spanish Cheeses: Iberico (a blend of cow, goat, sheep milk), Cabra Al Vino (translated drunken goat) and Manchego (one of my favorite cheeses - a sheep's milk cheese) 4 slices of each, 12 slices total. Don't be scared of all those farm animals. These cheeses are delicious and mild. I know some cheeses can smell and taste like stinky feet... these aren't those. Soooo good.
This assortment was made for us weight loss surgery peeps. We get the variety of tastes without having to buy 3 huge wedges that we couldn't possibly get through before it spoiled. It's also great for portion control.
We watched the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills *hangs head in shame* and The Sing Off and waited for the doorbell to ring. It never rang. Not one trick or treater this year. So my Mum had a few Kit Kat bars and I was good with my delicious tidbits for dinner and got my sweet fix with an Espresso Protein Truffle.
Word of advice: Gather all the leftover candy in the house and bring it to work for your coworkers to annihilate or better yet donate it to the troops as part of Operation Gratitude. If it's your kiddos stash have them "trade it in" to you for something cool... a movie ticket, a DVD, a trip to the zoo, something. If they aren't there, you can't eat them.
Happy November! Here's a haiku from me to you:
November is here.
It sucks to be a turkey.
Stuffing in your butt. ~Eggface
I know... don't give up my day job ;)