Two years makes an annual tradition, right?
Neither Luke and I are that crazy for Halloween, so this year and last year, we just had a quiet night at home, hiding from trick-or-treaters. Both years, we watched “Halloween” movies, ate chili, and this year sipped on a seasonal cocktail from my 25 Fall Cocktails to Try This Season list.
Last year, we had one group of trick-or-treaters come to our door early in the evening. We hadn’t bought any candy to pass out, but the mom told Luke they came to the house because of the pumpkins outside. We brought our pumpkins in, turned off the lights in the front of the house, and watched Practical Magic and Bewitched. Yesterday, I read on Instagram that in the UK putting a pumpkin outside usually marks your house as trick-or-treater friendly.
This year, we carved pumpkins, but it was really for our own enjoyment. We lit the tea lights inside of our Harry Potter themed pumpkins and put them by our back door so we could see them, but we once again wouldn’t attract any trick-or-treaters. Are we the worst?! Ha!
Halloween is definitely the best day of the year to enjoy a nice big bowl of hot chili, but we’ve got months ahead of good chili weather. There are just so many different ways to make it! Everyone seems to have a preference or their own secret ingredient. At our house, Luke is the chili master, but the main ingredients are ground turkey (sometimes ground beef), black beans, and red kidney beans. Since I’m not a food blogger or a talented food photographer, I thought I’d share some recipes from around the web from people who are far more talented than I am.