Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Tonight is our town's annual Halloween parade.
The parade route is right in front of our house, which makes for fantastic parade viewing. I'm not a parade person at all, but the fact that I can come inside my house anytime I feel like it makes this parade different. We usually end up with a houseful of people, tons of food, and a lot of fun. So, today I've spent all day so far getting ready for tonight. I could have done most of it yesterday, but didn't feel like it. I'm not stressed out or anything, so it's all good.
Bathtub chili's become a Halloween parade tradition. If I say I don't feel like making it, I get evil looks and whines. What's bathtub chili, you ask? Well, it's chili, with a little bit of everything thrown in. I usually clean out the fridge when I make it (and no, I don't put anything that's growing hair or nasty in it. I do have my limits). It's never the same twice.
Tonight's chili contains last night's cheese-cracker chicken, corn, rice, 5 kinds of beans, sausage, hamburger, mushrooms, onions, peppers, leftover spaghetti sauce (yes, it works-you can't even tell spaghetti sauce is in there.) and hot pepper tomatoes. I stopped myself from putting in the leftover beef stew. I think that's probably a good thing. My stock pot is full - almost to the top.
Almost everything is done, and I'm thinking it's time for my to crash on the couch for a little while. I've got a little while before people start arriving.
That's all from here.


Vicky B said...

LOL - when I used to cook for camp, the last day of camp was always for Mustgo Stew - Everything that Must Go went into the stew - leftover baked beans, spaghetti, hotdogs, vegetable soup... and it was always the favorite meal of all the kids. Even the ones that wouldn't eat the stuff that went into it (ew - I don't like spaghetti sauce!) ate it with relish.

I also remember the parade in your town - as a member of one of the bands.

Have fun! Wish I was there with you!

sailorcross said...

Wish I was there--but I have to finish the baby blanket that fell apart on me--must be down by 10/26, and I've just started it again!

Missed you last night--everything go okay?

Oh--this is going to be a rush job!


Victoria said...

They do that at scout camp too! That's probably where the idea orginated from!
I think the bands are one of my favorite parts! You should come next year! :)

Victoria said...

Yikes on the baby blanket! Good luck with it!
Yes, everything went well Monday night. :)