Happy Halloween Weekend!!

Halloween Costumes

I’ve had some pretty good costumes in the past:

Twister Board (2007 Part 1)

Flapper (2007 Part 2)

Flinstones (2008)

Rock Star (2009)

Nerds (2010)

Tonight Tim is throwing Halloween Bash 2011, and we’re doing a group costume with Trina and Geoff.  I’m not telling what it is, so you’ll have to come back and find out, won’t ya?  I also have a separate party on Saturday night, but am still scrounging for a last minute costume for that.  Any easy ideas you guys think I could pull together?  Let me know!


The other day I briefly wrote about the party I had last Saturday.  I promised you guys I would be posting the recipes, so here goes the first one.  It’s really easy!  I got this recipe from Tim’s aunt/cousin when we visited down the Cape this summer.

Ultimate Party Meatballs


  • 1 16 ounce can Ocean Spray Jellied Cranberry Sauce
  • 1 12 ounce bottle Heinz Chili Sauce
  • 1 2 pound bag frozen, pre-cooked, cocktail size meatballs

Stove Directions

  1. Combine sauces in a large saucepan.
  2. Cook over medium-low heat stirring until smooth.
  3. Add meatballs.
  4. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until meatballs are heated through, stirring occasionally.

Slow Cooker Directions (what I did)

  1. Place meatballs in a slow cooker.
  2. Combine sauces and pour over meatballs.
  3. Cover and cook 4 hours on high.

These of course would be healthier if you made your own meatballs or ground turkey balls instead.  Next time.

Giveaway Winner

On Monday I posted my Effie’s Homemade giveaway.  Thanks for all the comments and entries for this one.  Using the “True Random Number Generator,” I am happy to announce that the lucky winner is…

Dun dun dun.

Commenter # 18 – Kelly S!
“I am struggling as to which one I would like the most, but I am leaning towards oatcakes. Sounds like it would be along the lines of an oatmeal cookie, at least that is what I am hoping for. LOVE reading your blog everyday!”

Kelly, please email me at Akaralekas@gmail.com for details on how to get your prize!

For the rest of you, you can still find Effie’s Oatcakes, Corncakes, and Pecan Nutcakes at a store near you!  And, I’ll be doing my next free giveaway in the next couple of weeks – so stay tuned for more fun!

Question of the Day:  What are you being for Halloween this year?  What was your most creative or funniest costume yet?