Are you ready for Halloween? If you are still looking for a spooky recipe which tastes as good as it is fun to make, I found the one you need: mummy peanut butter and jelly hand pies!
This year will be my very first Halloween in the United States, and I am very excited about that. I somehow feel like a kid who is slowly getting ready for the party, checking the calendar every so often as the date gets closer. Such a fun feeling in an adult life where there is usually very little space for fantasy, it’s a like a break from our very serious world.
Actually, my only real Halloween party happened several years ago as I was invited at the American Embassy in Sweden. I went there with several French friends who, like me, had no idea about what a proper American Halloween party was, as we don’t really celebrate it in France. We arrived wearing black but no specific costumes, unlike the Americans who had played the game 100% of course, with amazing crazy and spooky costumes, lots of candy and funny weird sweet treats.
Now that I moved to Chicago, things are completely different for me. When walking around or riding my bike in Chicago’s neighborhoods these last 3 weeks, I have seen the landscape changing progressively, with many amazing houses’ decorated facades and front gardens popping up here and there: gigantic spiders, ghosts, skeletons (even cats and mice skeletons!)… and of course pumpkins everywhere, of all sizes and colors! I can’t get enough of these scary decorations. And yes, I jump off my bike almost every time to take pictures, which makes David laugh a lot. I told you, I am a kid again, and I love that!…