143.0 yesterday and today; Trunk Or Treat

The last twenty four hours has been quite a whirlwind. I’m so glad that I don’t have to go anywhere today…I just want to sit and relax…..

Friday night was a wine kind of night. Which night isn’t though?

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I reheated my favorite pasta from Buca di Beppo that I had in the freezer. Yep, I freeze leftovers from restaurants. I’m glad I did because it still tasted great! Along with a salad, dinner was ready in a snap!

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Yesterday morning’s breakfast was a toasted English muffin with Teddie peanut butter.

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I went to spin class, came home and showered and then made a quick lunch.

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Another Greek style salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, feta cheese, oregano, red wine vinegar and olive oil. I had some hummus and pita chips on the side.

Then I ran a bunch of errands: dropped my son off at boy scouts, bought bagels from Einstein’s for our sleepover (more on that in a moment), bought some last minute groceries and grabbed an iced coffee from Starbucks.

Then it was time to get ready for our annual neighborhood Halloween Party: Trunk or Treat. You see, our neighborhood is really hilly. Our club puts on a Halloween party where you park your cars in their lot and decorate them. Then the kids “trick or treat” from car to car. They have a DJ, a bounce house and food. It’s a blast every year!

I decided to make brownies for the event:

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Pumpkin shaped brownies:

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Here’s where things get really nutty….we invited 9 of my son’s friends to come to the party AND have a sleep over. Yes. We only had 7 spend the night though. I like how I said “only”. 8 (including my son) six year olds spent the night at my house last night.

I didn’t take a ton of pictures at the Trunk or Treat last night….I was too busy making sure I knew where all the kids were, that they weren’t hurt or eating too much candy. My friend did snap a picture of me in my flapper costume though:

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I managed to snack on some nachos from the nacho bar last night. By the time we got home I was hungry so I ate a cold piece of pizza while trying to get all the kids to bed. I think everyone was finally asleep by around 10 or 1030PM.

At a lovely 5:45AM, all the kids were up and ready to play. Yippee. Coffee was in order in a major way. We got started on making pancakes and toasting bagels. I had a bagel with onion and chive cream cheese.

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The kiddos were picked up by 10AM. My son had a blast. I’m tired but so glad he and his friends had such a good time. My daughter, by the way, stayed at my sister in law’s house with her cousin. She was a happy camper too.

By 11AM, I felt very accomplished. I had fed 8 kids, unloaded the dishwasher, filled it up again, showered, taken out the trash and cleaned up around the house.

I was hungry for lunch and knew what I wanted. At Einstein’s I bought one pretzel bagel. That was lunch today.

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Turkey and Swiss on the pretzel bagel. De-licious!

We have no plans for the rest of the day. Love that.

What was the best thing you ate all weekend?

What are you dressing up as this Halloween?


  1. We did trunk or treat Friday night with my daughter's preschool. It was so fun and I couldn't believe how decorated the cars were.

    Best thing I ate all weekend was seared jumbo sea scallops last night!


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