Monday, October 31, 2011


Well, today is the day. It's also the last day of the month. I was going to post something about Halloween, but I'm really out of time. I can't believe this day has just flown! I've been entering all sorts of contests all over the place and won one (I talk about it on my other blog Lorelei's Writing Journal).

Since I made homemade cookies last weekend, my husband found some Pillsbury chocolate chip cookies you bake and he made these for us. They are yummy!

Tis the time of year for "comfort food" and I'm making brown sugar meatloaf. I haven't made it in a while. We've been using Hunt's brand catchup because they have no fructose in it at all--the first ones to do this!

Anyway, if you'd like to try it here is my recipe for the sauce (make your meatloaf the way you want),

3 T. catchup
2T. brown sugar
2 t. Dijon mustard (if you have only yellow use that, but we like Dijon)

Mix in a small bowl and brush on top and bake as usual.

We live way out in the country, and so we don't get any trick or treaters. Darn! I used to have such fun (Dennis too) getting all geared up and then doing the Halloween scary thing in the yard, but oh well. I do miss it, however.

I've had so little time this weekend to do much writing. I'm still working on the short story. Maybe I'll get something done once November gets here and I'm not pressed for time. No NaNo for this girl! I hope to get some time to write then, since things will probably really be quiet in the blog-sphere.

I will announce winner from my own contest on Tuesday. And I've got an interview going up tomorrow, and I will post the link once I get it.

Now all we have to look forward to is Thanksgiving, and then Christmas and then New Years. . . .

Hope you all have a Happy and safe Halloween!


  1. Thanks, Lorelei, for the recipe and for being part of the Coffin Hop! Happy Halloween to you!

  2. Happy Halloween!
    I miss the trick or treaters living in the country too. They just don't come anymore.

  3. Thank you Julie and A.F. for stopping by. Happy Halloween!

  4. Have a great, spooky Halloween! Thanks for the recipe. I'm hungry for meatloaf now. :)

  5. I've visited your blog several times during the Hop. Thanks for all your great (tasty looking)posts. Happy Halloween!

  6. Thank you, Lydia, for stopping by!

    Erin, happy to make your acquainance!

  7. Thanks hon, I'm baking today and just might try this recipe! We live in the country too and don't get any trick or treaters out our way. I miss it too! I hope you had an excellent Halloween.

  8. Hi, Heather. Hope you enjoy the meatloaf!

    Halloween is over boo-hoo!


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