The house is decorated, prepped, and ready.
Jack-O-Lanterns kindly donated by a pumpkin-carving crew of friends.
This is a shot of the first goodies I was whipping up yesterday, the classic party item simply known as Sugar Peanuts. Instructions are helpfully included right inside the burlap bag of Aunt Ruby's North Carolina shelled raw peanuts.
The problem, if course, is that when I've got over 24 hours between prepping them and when the party starts up, they remain a pretty powerful temptation sitting there in a Ziploc bag on the counter. Good thing I made two recipes of 'em.
By the time the party rolled around, I had also made:
- monster chip cookies
- roasted red pepper dip
- cowboy shrimp dip
- chocolate fudge
- gnarly garlic cheese dip
- slow cooker sausage queso dip