Happy November! (And Happy Halloween yesterday!)
In honor of all the kids who trick-or-treated last night, and even the dedicated parents I saw who dressed up, too, I decided to post a treat – Maple Pecan Pumpkin Biscotti, aka autumn sweetness in your mouth! These are perfect for dessert with ice cream, are excellent at breakfast with coffee, and would do really well at tea time, too!
If only we all had tea time, still. I mean, doesn’t work need to end a little earlier so everyone can have some tea? Or perhaps all offices could just be equipped with a tea room for people to go for an hour every afternoon to sip tea, eat these biscotti, and de-stress. That would be awesome. Preferably, all of the tea rooms would look like something straight out of Downton Abbey, but I suppose we’ll take what we can get. I digress…
John and I had a big night last night staying in, passing out candy to trick-or-treaters, and watching Hocus Pocus – the best Halloween movie of all time! What can we say?! We’re major partiers! 😉
Interesting anecdote related to Hocus Pocus – You know how the story revolves around a teenager whose family has uprooted him from his home in California and moved him all the way to Salem? Yeah, well, ever notice on a map how just south of Portland, Oregon, there’s a town called Salem? Well, when I was a kid, I somehow got my wires crossed and thought the Salem Witch Trials happened in Salem…Salem, Oregon. In fact, I thought that for YEARS! Nevermind that paying attention in history class could have taught me that the Salem Witch Trials occured before Oregon was even settled. I always wondered why the kids gave poor Max such a hard time about being from California, and why he was so upset about his relocation when he really hadn’t moved that far away?!
In other news, I’m a goof! A goof who didn’t pay very careful attention to colonial American history! Oh well! Maybe one day, if you’re really lucky, I’ll tell you about my 14 year belief in the two Elvises, but that’s a story for another time! For now, let us eat biscotti and be merry!