Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Trick or Treat

I pick treat. How about some

Halloween Brownies

Just grab a box of your favorite brownie mix and a bag of tollhouse Halloween shapes and Morsels.

Follow instructions on box of brownies then mix in morsels. Pour into pan and bake. Walla, Yummy chocolate spookiness.

Favorite Halloween symbol

I love witches. When I was a kid, I would read all the books on magic and witchcraft. I so wanted to have magical powers. I thought it would be wonderful to snap my fingers and my room would be sparklingly clean or blink and I would be dressed and done up in the latest fashion and looks. I have always thought black cats were lucky.

I do not know about you but I am in the mood for a little artsy literature spookiness.

Here is an excerpt from Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Act IV scene 1

A dark Cave. In the middle, a Caldron boiling. Thunder.

Enter the three Witches.

1 WITCH. Thrice the brinded cat hath mew'd.
2 WITCH. Thrice and once, the hedge-pig whin'd.
3 WITCH. Harpier cries:—'tis time! 'tis time!

(1 WITCH). Round about the caldron go;
In the poison'd entrails throw.—
Toad, that under cold stone,
Days and nights has thirty-one;
Swelter'd venom sleeping got,
Boil thou first i' the charmed pot!

(ALL). Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.

(2 WITCH). Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the caldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing,—
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

(ALL). Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.

(3 WITCH). Scale of dragon; tooth of wolf;
Witches' mummy; maw and gulf
Of the ravin'd salt-sea shark;
Root of hemlock digg'd i the dark;
Liver of blaspheming Jew;
Gall of goat, and slips of yew
Sliver'd in the moon's eclipse;
Nose of Turk, and Tartar's lips;
Finger of birth-strangled babe
Ditch-deliver'd by a drab,—
Make the gruel thick and slab:
Add thereto a tiger's chaudron,
For the ingrediants of our caldron.

(ALL). Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.

(2 WITCH). Cool it with a baboon's blood,
Then the charm is firm and good.

I LOVE That!
I remember back in grade school saying the reframe over and over with my girl friends “DOUBLE DOUBLE TOIL AND TROUBLE, FIREBURN AND CALDRON BUBBLE. Yes, I was a nerd. I am OK with that.

I am also a huge fan of Edgar Allen Poe. He is the master of dark poetry. Since this is a happy blog I thought it would be best to not share his work. But if you are in the mood check out one of his books in the library. He has many short stories and long poems. Great Creepy Stuff.

On a Happy Note
Here are some cool pet Halloween costumes from Brands On Sale

You can find these costumes and more right here.
Have a spooky day!


Blogger Lauren said...

Oh how cute! My pups would NOT wear costumes, but wouldn't it be great if they did... wow, those brownies look amazing!

Thanks for the little literary moment with MacBeth :)

Have a lovely day!

10:14 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

The brownies look delish.

Cute costumes! We dressed our cats up last year, but they weren't fans, if you can believe that. We gave them treats while we took pictures, then took the costumes off. :)

I love creepy stories too!

1:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Tami,
Found you through Blog Explosion. I have just joined up. I do a lot of cross stitching and dabble in some knitting. I also draw graphics which I find very satisfying. Like you I love animals. I have a persian kitty, who is adorable, wow I like the animal costumes you featured.

Please feel to drop in and say Hi.
My link:

7:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your Halloween brownies are pure inspiration! Thx! My kiddos and I are going to make them tomorrow. Found you via Blog Explosion and will be coming back often. Fun blog!


4:28 PM  

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