I hope everyone had a great Hallowe'en with lots of little vampires, goblins, witches, pumpkins .... knocking on your doors. Our kids went out as a geek, a tough guy and a pumpkin. It was chillier than normal around here. I shouldn't be complaining because as a kid I spent many a Hallowe'en with a snowsuit on over my costume (thank you northern Ontario climate!).
Needless to say we had more than the usual 80 or so kids ... we're talking almost 150! Sadly, my mini chocolate bar stash has been obliterated ... so I'm heading to the food store and/or Wal-Mart tomorrow to buy some more 'emergency' chocolate which helps me when an ogre mood hits me. This emergency chocolate is hidden in a few spots in my house unbeknownst to my family. Well, they know I have hidden treats ... they just don't know where. Bwah ha ha!
I was taught this little tidbit by my own dear mother. A happy mom is a mom in a chocolate stupor! Key hiding places are anywhere that men and kids are fearful to wander .... laundry rooms, spice cupboards, old teapots ..... You could probably hide your stash where you store your extra toilet paper because goodness knows no one but a mom ever replaces the roll, right? ;) Ahhh, there's nothing like hitting your chocolate stash when you've had a hard day ... or hard minute. Whatever.
So what is everyone's favourite Hallowe'en candy? Personally I'm totally biased towards chocolate (specifically Reece Peanut Butter Cups and Twix). Shocking, I know. Who can resist those little packaged pieces of bliss?!? In my mind, I feel that because said chocolates are miniature I can eat as many as I want (or until I feel ill) with absolutely no guilt whatsoever.