Monday, October 31, 2011

White Halloween!

In my 31+ years I don't think I've ever seen snow in October, at least not at my house.  While "White Halloween" may be an exaggeration, we did get a light dusting of heavy, wet snow this past weekend.  Some areas of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and New England actually ended up with measurable snow and some schools are closed today.  A snow day on Halloween.  Crazy... at least for the Mid-Atlantic.

It was crazy to see the trees, just past their peak autumn colors and still holding on to some green summery leaves, covered in snow.  I even had to break out the snow brush for my car on Saturday. 

I spent most of the snow day with my friend Jennifer and we continued our canning adventures with Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce, Pear Ginger Preserves, and Pear Port Compote.  And yes, I'll be sharing the recipes.  As an added bonus, all of the ingredients are in season, so if you're ready to give canning a try these are perfect recipes!

For now, here's a preview from our latest canning session...

I can't wait for Thanksgiving!  Although, who am I kidding?  I don't even eat cranberry sauce with my turkey, I prefer to eat it for breakfast

Although I didn't make any Halloween-specific recipes this year, click here to link to an oldie, but goodie:  Halloween Bark!

Happy Halloween!  Are you dressing up for the occasion?  How about your kids?  Pets? 


  1. That bark looks delish! I made your pumpkin spice cake, and it is delish. I'm trying to keep sweets in the house for my men.

  2. I'm excited to see more canning adventures.

  3. I have about 6 bags of cranberries in my freezer. I need to make some sort of jam out of them. I could probably give them away as Christmas presents :)


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