I can't believe that Halloween is this Wednesday. Where did October go? We squeezed some Jack-o'-lantern carving in today and can I just say carving is quite a workout. I needed a nap when we were done.
We also went to a Halloween party on Saturday and I loved the favors they had on the tables. Aren't these spiders great? It's just four black pipe cleaners wrapped with black yarn and a couple of google eyes. So simple and the perfect kid craft.
These ghost/mummy cups were so cute too. Cheese cloth glued to the cup and more googly eyes.
And a big mahalo for all the nice comments about the mice couple AND for putting up with another round of my bad poetry. Have a great week everyone!
I'm in a "fowl" mood because of a particularly awful chicken cooking incident tonight. I was making mochiko chicken and as I was draining the cooked pieces on a plate I noticed that blood was seeping out of the chicken! Gross. I guess the oil wasn't hot enough and it didn't cook all the way through. Crap. Should've listened to Jenn and cut it into small pieces.
Anyway, how was your weekend? We had another busy one. Finally got Buddy's Halloween costume, which he wore all day today and we squeezed in a couple of Halloween crafts as well. Buddy made a freezer paper stencil shirt of his own design and I crocheted the little witch, but I'm not quite done with her pumpkin yet.
It's been ages since I did a freezer paper stencil and this one turned out to be a bit of a challenge. I forgot that most paint doesn't show up well on black shirts. So we ended up painting the entire stencil in white paint first, and then applied a second layer in the various colors.
By the way, the mochi from the other week is from my favorite mochi shop, Two Ladies Kitchen in Hilo on the Big Island. In case you didn't know I loooove mochi. It's by far my favorite dessert and I could eat it everyday. And Two Ladies Kitchen makes the best strawberry mochi. So ono! They made the favors for our wedding as well.
If you're ever in Hilo you have to pay them a visit. Here's an article the local paper did on them about ten years ago. If you scroll down to the bottom there's two recipes for making mochi, including one on how to make the strawberry mochi, although they're not recipes from Two Ladies Kitchen. (And yes, the mochiko in the mochi recipes is the same mochiko used in mochiko chicken.)
Okay, time to get ready for bed and Monday. Have a great one everyone!