I buy candy, I wait for my doorbell to ring, and I answer the door for groups of varying sizes of pre-school to middle school aged costumed young people, all out to do one thing. Score candy.When I reach a certain point in the candy supply or it gets to a certain pre-designated time (usually 8:30PM), I blow out the pumpkin candles, I turn out the porch lights, and I call it a holiday. Then my husband and I get to work polishing off however much of the remainder we decide we want.I utilized the Binge Method (patent pending) with my kids when they were little, too.
They dumped and then sorted out their candy when they got back home- at least a half full grocery store paper bag's worth on a good year - and then out of what they liked I let them eat as much as they could stand that night, on the spot. I then confiscated the rest and doled it out in their lunches or after dinner until it was gone or they got tired of it, either one.
Our kids are grown - candy consumption is their own interior bargaining process now, and all I have to do is figure out what to try and prepare for dinner on a night when I know we will be treating ourselves to a candy binge for dessert. What did I decide? Doctored Up Frozen Self Rising Crust Pizza.Nothing extraordinary to see here, folks, no pizza box photos, just keep it moving along. I take a pizza we like, I put additional seasonings and layer on additional quality ingredients, I bake it, we eat it. No big whoop.
And last night, true to form, we gnoshed down on Smarties, a selection of Tootsie Roll candies (I'd never had a Charleston Chew before but if you have any I'll take them - they are yummmmmy), anda smattering of halloween wrapped cheap "chocolaty flavored" (wtf?) candies.
Sidebar: Oh Smarties. The poor man's Sweet Tart. Just the thing to counteract the eventually cloying sweetness of faux chocolates.
Anyway - nothing major to report except to wish you all a Happy First Day of I Swear I Will Never Eat/Drink That Much in Combination Ever Again. From us to you.
So share. What did YOU eat for dinner on Halloween? Did you save room for candy and if so, what kind did you eat? No style points here - this is candy we are talking about.....Oh, and file this in the "moving on" category - I am getting started making some Gumbo. Ahhhh. Yummmmm. Gummmmbo.