October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween and a Belated Flashback Friday

Happy Halloween, everyone! One of my favorite things about Halloween is the costumes. It's so fun to see all the creative costumes and just have fun - anything goes! Over the years I've been everything from a witch to the Bride of Frankenstein. Tia over at one of my new favorite blogs, Christopher and Tia, holds Flashback Friday every Friday on her blog and invites others to join in. I love the idea, because I have so many fond memories of events that happened prior to blogging, and in some cases, the Internet! Flashback Friday keeps these memories alive.

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:

If you couldn't tell, I was Glinda, the Good Witch of the East. 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!

Hope everyone has a very safe and happy Halloween!


Linda-KitchenTherapy.us said...

Hi Glinda, er, Betsy,
There were folks in our neighborhood that served apple cider from a carved out pumpkin. It was surrounded by fog, from dry ice. They took photos of the kids in their homemade costumes. Too fun, and nearly 50 years ago.

Natalie, aka "Sheltie Girl" said...

This was a fabulous idea! I love the layout of the graveyard too. Beautiful job!

Natalie @ Gluten A Go Go

nutritioulicious said...

So cute! I love the Wizard of Oz! Love the cake idea. I'm sure kids would dig it ;-)

Nutrition to Kitchen said...

Cute dirt cake Betsy!

Deanna - The Unnatural Mother said...

Too freaking cute, I can't even TAKE IT!!!!! Bets - you are the best, love ya girl!!!

j said...

Hi Betsy-
This is great! I've never done a dirt cake before. LOVE the Wizard of Oz, though truth be told, the flying monkeys kinda freaked me out a bit as a kid. :)

Julie said...

Hey Betsy-
Great cake! I've never done a dirt cake before, but I have a 4 year old boy and he'd probably LOVE it!

Susan Jones said...

I wish I would have read this before Halloween. The Jones Gang would have loved the cake. Have to do it next year. Thaks. Love the flash back pic also. So cute!

Susan Jones
The Celiac Shack