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Friday, October 26, 2007

It's a Pumpkin/Apple Friday Five

All Hallows Eve (Halloween) is near. As a child, Halloween was one of my favorite holidays. We didn’t yet worry about razor blades in apples or popcorn balls or some of the other concerns people have with Halloween these days. Halloween was a chance to be mildly scared, and better yet, to dress up and pretend to be something we really weren’t. Let’s talk about that a bit, but then let’s add in some food ideas for this year. Where I live the leaves are falling, the temperature is chilly and pumpkins are for sale everywhere, along with many kids of apples. What's more, the "Holiday Season" will soon be upon us. ACK! I could use a new idea for dessert. So, here we go…

1. How did you celebrate this time of year when you were a child?

2. Do you and/or your family “celebrate” Halloween? Why or why not? And if you do, has it changed from what you used to do?

2. Candy apples: Do you prefer red cinnamon or caramel covered? Or something else?

3. Pumpkins: Do you make Jack O’ Lanterns? Any ideas of what else to do with them?

4. Do you decorate your home for fall or Halloween? If so, what do you do? Bonus points for pictures.

5. Do you like pretending to be something different? Does a costume bring our an alternate personality?

Bonus: Share your favorite recipe for an autumn food, particularly apple or pumpkin ones.


I have to leave town for most of Friday so I am posting early, but I'll visit as many blogs as I can when I get back to my computer. Meanwhile, others will help out. Have fun!

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79 comments:

  1. It is the friday six today with a bonus.

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  2. It is a six. I thought I was having a number issue. I posted here

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  3. Ok - I played - and I did a super bonus with (can you guess) a special Youtube Video special --- yessiree I got you a video JUST FOR THIS FRIDAY FIVE --- and it has the number 5 in it!!!!Go to my page for my zany post.
    Those with little ones, make sure they see it.

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  5. Gadzooks! I just NOW SAW that there are TWO number 2. questions. Sheesh! You can answer both, or maybe choose one or the other. (blush)

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  6. Singing Owl, not to worry. We all like to answer questions like these! I just decided it was 2 and 2B. And which question would I eliminate? I liked them all!

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  7. I'm watching my Harry Potter movies and reading blogs over here.

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  8. I'll do the 5 later. BUt I had to mention that the chaplain has appeared on ER--to be hit on by Dr Gates.

    Do all dr's in that place hi on anything with breasts?

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  9. kraut for fall?
    yeah really and truly - don't knock it 'til you try this recipe!

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  10. You know I get so stinkin' excited about Friday Five that I forgot to tell you, Singing Owl, what a nice job you did for your first Friday Five! Also, have you all noticed how you can follow the comments now by clicking in the little square box? I think that is pretty darn cool.

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  11. I don't have a recipe, but I do have a friday six here

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  12. It's a pumpkin patch, pumpkin carving, and pumpkin chocolate chip cookies over at my place!

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  13. Well, dadgummit, I just blathered on here. Probably because I am gaga for holidays. And Halloween is one of those.

    I answered all the questions, once again using 102 words when 76 would have done.

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  14. orange cats, tame disguises and I'll blog my recipe(s) some time Friday. Thanks for a really fun one, Singing Owl!

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  15. 20 comments and it ain't even midnight? We are a bunch of overachievers!

    Smashing pumpkins, Paradise Lost, and a yummy recipe -- all HERE!

    :)

    deb

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  16. Technically not Friday yet, but I will be gone all weekend. Zoom on over on your broom to carve your own pumpkin

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  17. Boil, boil, toil and trouble,
    Fire burn and cauldron bubble!
    I'll play here tomorrow!

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  18. I played books and candy...

    I'll be around to read everyone tomorrow!

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  19. singing owl, having two number 2's...was that your trick or your treat? It sure tricked me when I saw, but it was a treat to answer both!

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  20. Well, I haven't managed to post anything since last Friday. Guess I just needed that Friday 5 incentive. I played this week here.

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  21. Wow! 30 ALready. Y'all are fast.
    Here's my play with a promise of pics to follow! Guess who siad it...
    We all go a little mad soemtiems.

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  22. we don't have pumpkin pie here and hallowe'en is a relatively new (and imported) holiday - so I'll skip. But interesting questions and answers :)

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  23. I played. I loved having it ready when I get up at 5:00 est. Great 5 uh 6!

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  24. Looks like I won't have time to play today, but I'll try to stop in and comment here and there. Also wanted to say what a lovely Friday Five this is! Thanks!

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  25. Oh my goodness! What a bunch of early birds! Here's my play, complete with my fall blog makeover.

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  26. This is my first time to play, still looking for a Peanuts Halloween link, but here is is

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  27. Actually, I think I messed something up. Gotta leave for Greek, so I cannot fix my link now.

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  28. I don't know when I will get used to the new schedule, but I'm glad it's working well for so many of you.
    Here is my play.

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  29. My Friday Five (or six)is here. Feel free to read (and comment on) the previous three posts on my recent experiences with fall beauty.

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  30. Someone over at reverendmother's asked for a pumpkin seed recipe. I posted one here
    along with the rest of my play.

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  31. I answered 6 Friday Five questions and a bonus question here.

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  32. Trick or Treat! I played here. Happy Halloween.

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  33. I played at my place. I enjoyed the topic, but now I'm starved!

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  34. I haven't been around for a few weeks, but here is my sincere pumpkin patch play

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  35. I LOVE FALL!! Thanks for a great set of questions, regardless of how many there were. I played here but will need to post my recipe later when I get home. Looks like we have another big start to our cookbook idea!

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  36. I didn't play, but will be back to read as many as I can.

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  37. I'm late, I'm late...but I had fun anyway. Here's my Friday fun.

    In our house, this time of year is equally about Reformation Sunday. Hard to decorate for that, though. (The 95 Theses on my front door would provoke some interesting neighborhood discussion.)

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  38. I love Fall holidays. Thanksgiving, my favorite, is just around the corner. Now there's a holiday for trading recipes!
    In the meantime, I'll enjoy Halloween and play the Friday five here.

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  39. I've done it. I've finally done a Five on a Friday . Please may I have a moment's silence in tribute to this awesome event?

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  40. I broke a 3-week blog silence and played here.

    Haven't read everybody's comments yet but I hope to eventually

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  41. i'm late and i have to run but i can't wait to come back and play! and read responses!

    did you know that there was only one confirmed case of poisoned halloween candy? and that kid was poisoned by his parents!

    go to snopes and check it out (i think that is where i saw it anyway)

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  42. I'll be back tomorrow to read as many more posts as I can...I'm getting hungry though. ;-)

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  43. I loved Halloween. When I was little we'd go trickrtreating down my home street. One man worked for the Wonder bakery and always had tiny loaves of wrapped Wonder bread. What fun.
    Then there was the year when I dressed in my best villager outfit in the 60's and went as a hippie in disguise.
    then there was the time I pinned water balloons to my bra and they dangled down under my shirt and went as a has-been roller derby queen.
    ....
    oh and I dressed like a hippie and read palms at church and all the kids left with the same secret message.. When you find what it is you really want to do with your life and prepare for that you'll be a blessing to the wrold.

    ha ah
    have fun...
    and not toooooo much snacking on those little candies.
    bobbie

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  44. I posted on this! What fun. Oops, I only got 5, with a bonus. I don't know how I counted wrong. Anyhow, it was fun

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  45. I played on my LiveJournal as a Saturday Six! Great questions.

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  46. I played even though its late!

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  47. Geee, I thought I had miscounted and renumbered them!!! Boy, am I slow!
    I played at sings-along-the-way!

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