The FF theme this week was Halloween, and why wouldn't I participate? I love Halloween. Here's a great flashback from 1983 when I was just a wee lass, only 2 years old:
The Wizard of Oz is my all time favorite movie. I watched it over and over when I was a child - I even lost my first tooth while during the flying monkey scene. One of the movie theaters in the Chicagoland area holds a Wizard of Oz Fest every year and some of the munchkins attend. There is even a Wizard of Oz museum in Chesterton, IN that I've been to. Admission was 25 cents. Isn't that adorable? It's also the 70th Anniversary since it was released.
The OTHER reason I love Halloween is because of the CANDY!! Nom nom nom! When I was younger, my friends and I would be out all night trick-or-treating and I would come home with soooo much candy! I still remember where the "good houses" that gave out full-sized candy bars were. Or even the houses that gave out little bags of chips, packs of gum, twinkies, or cans of pop. When I think back to all of that, I can actually feel my teeth rotting.
This year instead of indulging in candy, I made a yummy Halloween dessert, Ghosts in the Graveyard. It's basically the dirt dessert. I thought it seemed fitting. I gluten-free'd it up by using KinniToos sandwich cookies. I threw on some candy corn, gummies, Peeps, and gluten-free teething biscuits (it was the only gf cookie I could find that looked like a tombstone!) and it was good to go!