Trick-or-treaters will be coming to your door next week. Are you prepared? Oh, I'm sure you've already polished off one of the bags of candy that you bought for them...and have to get more before Halloween; that's the candy companies' evil plans-they know that we love chocolate and can't stand watching a bag of Reeses cups just sit on the pantry shelf ahead of time. They put out those candy coupons early, we buy it early, and there are those chocolate/peanut butter "sin-cups" staring us down every time we open the cupboard!! Oh...maybe that's just at my house...and I just made a public confession! OOPS!
I just love Halloween, especially trick-or-treat. It's such a fun night for children (and the adults who remember being children). It's not really the pillowcase full of of sugary treats that make it special, it's the memories of getting to dress up like your favorite character and run through the neighborhood with your friends. It's one of the holidays where kids can be kids...just one more year ("I'm not too tall, Mom...can I just dress up and hand out candy?") Let them go! It's one night a year... to be a kid, again. :0)
Here's a recipe for a yummy dip to have in your crock pot to enjoy between doorbell rings...or if any friends or neighbors stop in!
Texas Crock Pot Dip
1 C onions, chopped
1 small can diced green chilies
16 oz. can Rotel tomatoes, or 2 C fresh tomatoes, diced
1 1/2 C cubed Velveeta cheese (we like the new white Velveeta)
Cook on Low for 6 hours. Serve with tortilla chips or vegetable sticks.
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