Happy Halloween!

by Jenn (eating bender) on November 1, 2008

What better way to start this holiday than with a bowl of pumpkin oatmeal? Oh, and Frankie Stein wanted to stop by and say hello again, since he received such a positive response the last time. These oats were fantastic! Here’s the break down:

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 sliced banana
  • 1 tbsp. ground flax
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin
  • 1 tsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin butter


Adding the banana really brought out the sweetness. These oats were so voluminous!! I love the way a little pumpkin can really “pump” them up πŸ˜‰ And the best part was the topping:

I picked it up at Whole Foods for the holiday week :) It tastes great!

My Halloween Night was pretty much perfect. K and I had an amazing time! We started out by carving our pumpkins, who we’ve named Morton and Myrtle.

I picked Morton for my guy. No real reason other than I love names like Morton, Frank, or Harry for things like pets, plants or inanimate objects :) Always have!

And K named hers Myrtle because she looks like she’s moaning. Any Harry Potter fans out there? You’re in good company because I am OBSESSED.

Together, they are Morton + Myrtle. Pumpkins in love. And of course, they had some little seedlings together, which I carefully washed.

And then I oh-so-maliciously baked them – I’m a seedling killer!! Ok, I think it’s time to come back to reality because I’m starting to scare myself πŸ˜‰ I made some yummy pumpkin seeds! Half of the batch was savory with garlic salt, onion powder, chipotle spice and pepper.

The other half was sweet with brown sugar and cinnamon.

Both were pretty delicious :) Except I got a bit impatient and turned the oven to broil after a while, so some of them burned 😳 I tell ya, I’m still such a novice!

After carving and baking, K and I got into our costumes (I’m on the right)…

We were spa girls! I know, creative right?! We got a lot of positive feedback, but some people were confused. One guy was like “Oh…er…you ladies look like you just got out of the shower!” True, but not quite! The best part of the night was our fab loot!

I used a “spa bag” to hold all the candy πŸ˜‰ I got a lot of my favorites, including Peanut M&Ms, Mike & Ike’s, Twix, Reese’s, 3 Musketeers…all the goodies from my childhood! And I definitely ate Good ‘n’ Plenty – no, not that yucky licorice candy. I mean that I ate GOOD and PLENTY chocolate and candy. I’ve been brushing my teeth all night long!! Totally worth it.

I hope everyone else enjoyed their Halloween as much as I did. I can’t wait to read all about them on the other blogs! And if you don’t have a blog, feel free to chime in with a comment and let me know what you did to celebrate!!

P.S. What do you think of the new header?!?!

{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) November 1, 2008 at 12:57 am

Oooh, awesome lots of yummy candy!

Love the new header!


2 maggie November 1, 2008 at 1:02 am

The new header is great :)

Happy Halloween!


3 Sharon November 1, 2008 at 1:14 am

Mmm, your eats are very festive!! Yum yum! Pumpkin butter? Neato!

And I must say, cute pumpkins! Haha!

I’m also digging the new header too! Great great!


4 Moran November 1, 2008 at 3:08 am

I LOVED the new header!

And yes, major Harry Potter fan here!!!


5 Megan November 1, 2008 at 5:55 am

Love the new header!

Doesn’t pumpkin butter rock!

Love the pic and all the Halloween loot!


6 Erica November 1, 2008 at 6:24 am

LOVE the new header! Very nice- fancy fancy :). Your costumes are so cute! I bet they were comfy too! I happen to love human names for pets (duh) and objects as well haha. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


7 coco November 1, 2008 at 6:39 am

great costumes and great new header!!!!


8 VeggieGirl November 1, 2008 at 7:00 am

Cute Frankie Stein mug + pumpkin oats with pumpkin butter + roasted pumpkin seeds + carved Jack-o-Laterns + AMAZINGLY hilarious costumes + candy treats = PERFECT HALLOWEEN FOR YA, GIRL!!! πŸ˜€

LOOOOVE the new header!!


9 Hangry Pants November 1, 2008 at 7:15 am

I love that kind of pumpkin butter. It’s great on toast!

hee hee – great costumes.

I really like the new header. Hope you had a great night, Jenn!


10 Megan November 1, 2008 at 7:26 am

Love the costumes! Looks like you had a great night πŸ˜€


11 Jen (Running with Food) November 1, 2008 at 8:24 am

Great costume idea!! Way better than some of those tight, uncomfortable ensembles that I’ve seen in the stores! :)

Your pumpkins look great and they made such gorgeous little “seedlings!”

Have a great day, girly!


12 gina (fitnessista) November 1, 2008 at 8:44 am

what a festive breakfast! i saw that frankie mug at target yesterday and thought of you πŸ˜€
your jack-o-lanterns look fabulous- i’m a huge harry potter fan, too but sadly haven’t read the last book yet… i hang my head in shame hahah
those pumpkin seedlings sacrificed their lives for a good cause- pumpkin seeds are so good! i think that’s the best part about carving pumpkins πŸ˜€
great idea for the costumes- so cute!
happy saturday!


13 Sarah November 1, 2008 at 9:12 am

fun post! OF COURSE i know who moaning myrtle is! One of my friends dressed up as Harry this year and looked AWESOME, I was super jealous.

did you actually go trick-or-treating? haha, you’re too cute!


14 glidingcalm November 1, 2008 at 9:20 am

another gorgeous post! your blogging is always so easy to read, so FUN to read…and just plain AWESOME! Love Frankie mug….love the pumpkin oats….love the seeds (makes me want to go get a pumpkin so i can bake some myself), love the costumes!!! sounds like you had a wonderful wonderful night!!

And your header is very cool!

happy saturday Jenn!


15 Betsy November 1, 2008 at 9:21 am

i love myrtle!!! when you said her name was myrtle, i hoped it was for moaning myrtle, and i got so excited when you said it was!! i’m a harry potter obsessee too. :)


16 wholefoodswholeme November 1, 2008 at 9:29 am

ohmygod jenn!!! your header is beyond fantastic! very snazzy πŸ˜€

your pumpkins are seriously cool. i love harry and his gang, and myrtle really reminds me of myrtle!!

you both look gorgeous as sexy spa girls πŸ˜‰ yay for sweets – your teeth will understand πŸ˜€


17 Erin November 1, 2008 at 9:49 am

Cool header Jenn! I love your pumpkins and your guys’ costume! Is this the first official appearance of K?!


18 marafaye November 1, 2008 at 10:28 am

LOVE the new header, except it makes me hungry…

I too share your HP obsession, and I love the Myrtle pumpkin. Hope you had a fab Halloween!


19 Meghann November 1, 2008 at 10:28 am

I love the new header! and the new slogan is so creative!

Looks like you had a great Halloween night! Morton and Mrytle are too cute!


20 Melissa S. November 1, 2008 at 10:44 am

LOVE the new header, LOVE the costume (sounds kinda like mine! you’ll see soon!), LOVE the oats, LOVE the mug, LOVE the halloween candies!

have a wonderful saturday!


21 Sarah November 1, 2008 at 11:00 am

Hello All!
I am doing one big cumulative comment, which I will post on everyone’s blogs that I regularly frequent. I have been lurking on your blogs or quite some time now. I don’t know why I never posted before, nothing to say I guess! :0 Anyways- I’m Sarah and I am from a suburb of Chicago. I really enjoy reading all of your blogs and I feel I know you guys! (Please don’t take that as a creepy sort of thing! JK) I am recovering from an ED and you all have been such an inspiration to me, helping me understand what ‘normal’ eating actually consists of. So I want to give everyone a big THANK YOU! This is such a wonderful ‘community’ that you have here. I hope to be a part of it! Feel free to email me if you ever want to chat!


22 ttfn300 November 1, 2008 at 12:02 pm

love the new look! you must be a chocolate vampire :) at least that’s what the dripping chocolate and red background reminded me of… fun halloween!!!


23 Juliet November 1, 2008 at 3:03 pm

I love your new header! Also, what an awesome/fun halloween costume!


24 Kristie November 1, 2008 at 6:39 pm

LOVE the new header! Did you make it yourself? It’s awesome!

Also love the looks of that bowl of pumpkin oats. They look so creamy and swirly and delicious. I want to dig a giant spoon right into them.

Also love Moaning Myrtle pumpkinified. And your costumes are hilariously clever :)


25 Grounded Fitness November 1, 2008 at 10:50 pm

heehee i love that mug.

I didnt vene carve pumpkins this year. The seeds are my favorite part, and i didnt get any :(

Kelly Turner


26 Lee (seelivelee) November 2, 2008 at 8:12 am

I really like the new header!! and girl, u guys look FAB!!!!!!!!! oh, men-they just never get it!! hahaa :-)

and we seem to have the same candy preferences..im a chocolate girl too!! and the new header looks marvelous-i love strawberries…and chocolate….together….


27 Shannon November 2, 2008 at 4:17 pm

I’m a diehard HP fan!

And I lurrrve your blog!


28 lauren November 3, 2008 at 8:09 am

I am a HUGE harry potter fan! and the new header looks great!


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