Sunday, October 30, 2011

Neighborhood Halloween Party

Yesterday was a busy day with TOPs practice in the morning followed by fun times at our neighborhood Halloween party.  Our neighbors who plan and donate their time for our neighborhood parties always do a fabulous job and kids and parents alike always have fun.  Last year was our first year attending the Halloween party and Maisie had a blast so she was looking forward to this year.  After a bit of back and forth on costume choices she finally decided on the French Princess costume because I could easily layer shirts, tights and leggings under it so to keep her warm on a sunny but chilly day. 

IMG_1596eMaisie visited the fortune teller.

IMG_1597eShe was amazingly accurate in all her predictions.

IMG_1603eThere were hula hoop and other contests for young and old alike.

IMG_1604ePlenty of games to entertain the children and of course where they could win prizes.

IMG_1607eMaisie really enjoyed the pumpkin painting station.

The one unfortunate part of the afternoon was the cold which got into all our bones so after winning a GiGi’s cupcake and some chocolate finger pretzels at the cake walk, Maisie decided she was really cold and wanted to return home.  Overall it was good party and a fun afternoon.

Once we returned home Maisie changed into her Harujuku cutie outfit and we went out for dinner.  Since I didn’t end up cooking and because of the very cold weather we’re experiencing I’m featuring a delicious soup recipe, Roasted Poblano Corn Chowder which will not only heat you up from the hot soup but also from the heat of the peppers.  Just click on the picture to be taken to the recipe.


Other recent recipes posted on Cook Lisa Cook include: Mango Lassi, Stir-Fried Asparagus with Water Chestnuts, Ginger & Cashews, Curried Roast Chicken Pieces with Spicy Sweet Potato & Carrots, Grilled Corn & Bacon Pudding, Oriental Chicken Salad, Potato Salad with Bacon, Coffee Crusted Steak, Home Style Chicken Curry, Watermelon FrostyMango Gazpacho, Toll House Double Stuff Oreo Brownies, Long Beans with Walnuts, Blacksmith Pizza, Rhubarb Crisp, Laksa, Math Book No Bake Cookies, Aloo Gobi, Mint Lassi, Red Curry Chicken, Lamb Curry, Grilled Corn, Avocado & Tomato Salad with Honey Lime Dressing, Baked Egg Cups Two Ways, Thai Peanut Salad, Holy Guacamole, Cantaloupe Agua Fresca, Wallaby Darned, Piggy-Out Cookies, Wicked Good New England Lobster Roll, Long Beans with Garlic, Super Simple Summer Shrimp Salsa Salad, Grandma’s Teriyaki Steak, Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho, Red Chinese Long Beans with Peppers & Red Curry, 24-Layer Crêpe Cake Fig & Watermelon Salad, Grilled Chèvre & Fig Panini, Spicy Asian Cucumber Salad, Grilled Prawns, Spicy Brown Sugar Bacon, Kicked Up Piggy-Out Cookies, Pesto Pita Pizza, Cilantro Lime Chicken, Nutella Crêpes, Mango, Lime & Chile Spiced Ice Box Pie, Roast Beef & Garlic Herb Cheese Sandwich, Layered Crespelle with Bolognese, Fresh Mozzarella & Basil, Jamaican Jerk Meat Pies, Nutella No Bake Cookies, Velvety Mac & Cheese, Welsh Cakes, Tom Yam Ghoong (Spicy Shrimp Soup), Lime Jewels, Southwest Pasta Salad, Walnut Roca Squares, Uncle Bubba’s Shrimp & Grits, Chocolate Chip Gingersnaps, Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, Copycat “KFC” Coleslaw, Happy 6th Birthday Maisie Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, Caramel Stuffed Apple Cider Cookies, Thin Mint Irish Coffee, Caramel Apples, “Rotisserie” Chicken and Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwich.



  1. What a fun looking party! I wish our neighborhood did something like that. But if I remember correctly, didn't you dress up last year? Did you dress up this year? Inquiring minds...

    And I gotta know, how cold was it really? It looked beautiful from the pictures!

  2. Looks like a fun party. Maisie's costumes are so cute, how fun! The Roasted Poblano Corn Chowder sounds soooooo good. I think I will have to try that one!

  3. What a fun party! Do the kids still go trick or treating or is this in place of that? I've heard of both.

    Mmmm...soup! Tis the time of year for warm, yummy soup!

  4. I think it is so great you do such fun things with your neighbors!

    Thanks for the tips for the caramel apples.....they worked out well today!


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