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DIY | Last Minute Halloween Ideas

Last Minute Halloween Ideas | Squirrelly Minds

Squirrelly Minds Halloween Crafts Pictured Above:
5 Minute TP Roll Bats / Bat Cupcake Toppers / Tin Can Candleholders / Printable Cards / Candy Corn Popcorn

One day! Squeee!!!!
Honesty time: I don’t have a costume. I know I know. I plan to be Nyan Cat, so I’ll probably just buy some cat ears and pin colourful ribbons to my grey clothes and call it a day.
That’ll work right?

If you’re running to catch the last minute train like me, then todays’ post is full of ways to help you out! Above are past Squirrelly Minds Halloween posts, from snacks to printables. Here are some other Halloween posts I think are totally awesome.

Last Minute Halloween Ideas - Printable Skeleton Door Hanging from Handmade Charlotte | Squirrelly Minds

Printable Skeleton Door Hanging from Handmade Charlotte

Last Minute Halloween Ideas - Halloween Candy Bark from Just a Taste | Squirrelly Minds

Halloween Candy Bark from Just a Taste

Last Minute Halloween Ideas - Printable Sugar Skull Chocolate Wrappers from Make and Tell | Squirrelly Minds

Printable Sugar Skull Chocolate Wrappers from Make and Tell

Last Minute Halloween Ideas - Embroidery Hoop Spider Web from The Things She Makes | Squirrelly Minds

Embroidery Hoop Spider Web from The Things She Makes

Last Minute Halloween Ideas - Eyeball Lights from Say Yes | Squirrelly Minds

Eyeball Lights from Say Yes

Happy Halloween.
One more sleep!

Eat | #PinMakeEat9 – Tested Pinterest Recipes

#pinmakeeat 9 | Squirrelly Minds - One Pot Creamy Pumpkin Pasta from Kitchen Treaty

One Pot Creamy Pumpkin Pasta from Kitchen Treaty

#pinmakeeat 9 | Squirrelly Minds - Portabello Gouda and Kale Pesto Grilled Cheese from Heather Christo

Portabello Gouda and Kale Pesto Grilled Cheese from Heather Christo

#pinmakeeat 9 | Squirrelly Minds - Spinach and Feta Crock Pot Lasagna from Diet Hood

Spinach and Feta Crock Pot Lasagna from Diet Hood

#pinmakeeat 9 | Squirrelly Minds - Skillet Lasagna from Boston Globe

Skillet Lasagna from Boston Globe

#pinmakeeat 9 | Squirrelly Minds - Baked Parmesan Spaghetti from How Sweet It Is

Baked Parmesan Spaghetti from How Sweet It Is

Yes, I am fully aware that the ninth installation of #pinmakeeat was disgustingly laden with pasta. We aren’t usually huge pasta fans around here, but I think the ease of it (and let’s face it, its cheapness) was particularly attractive to us this month. And you know what? We really enjoyed it. I now kind of see what all the hoopla is about pasta. It’s delicious!

One Pot Creamy Pumpkin Pasta: I was sold at ‘one pot’. The less dishes the better. I loved how easy this dish was to put together, but I think I must have grabbed a sugary can of pumpkin pie filler rather than just pumpkin pie mush as it was much sweeter than I would have liked. I definitely want to try it again because hello, it’s pumpkin pasta.

Portabello Gouda and Kale Pesto Grilled Cheese: I’m a fan of any grilled cheese. Aside from the horribly processed kind, you stick whatever cheese between two slices of bread and slap it on the grill and you can call me a happy girl. But guys, this grilled cheese was an explosion of flavours. I hate saying that because it’s so cliche, but it’s completely true. What really kicked this sandwich into high gear was the kale pesto – it was so damn good. I want to make a massive jar of it and slap it on every single meal.

Spinach and Feta Crock Pot Lasagna: Just like I’m drawn to the words ‘one pot’, I also love anything that has to do with a slow cooker. I didn’t really think of the possibility of making a lasagna in the slow cooker, but was it ever the best smell to come home to. It only requires a few hours in the slow cooker so it’s not one to start before you go to work, but it’s definitely the perfect (oh so cheesy) meal for those weekends when you’re running errands all day.

Skillet Lasagna: We tried this one out because it was different. The layers got a bit messy but my favourite thing about this lasagna was the fresh basil leaves. It really gave it a nice kick.

Baked Parmesan Spaghetti: We also tried this one because it was different – lasagna and spaghetti swapped cooking methods this month folks. I like the idea of throwing pasta in the oven and letting it bubble away. We didn’t add nearly enough tomato sauce to this one. I think it if we had we would have enjoyed it more. And it would have been incredible if we had that same butt load of cheese melted on top….mmmm cheese.

Here’s hoping for a healthier #pinmakeeat 10!

What pinterest recipe did you make this month?

The Friday Five – Thanksgiving Dishes

The Friday Five - Thanksgiving Dishes | Squirrelly Minds

Sausage Sage Stuffed Acorn Squash from 2 Teaspoons / Millet and Brussels Sprouts Salad from Lynsey Loves Food / Rosemary Roasted Carrots from Oh My Veggies
Vegan Garden Herb Biscuits from Bitter Sweet / Caramel Apple Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream from Sugar Hero


Yessss my favourite feast of gluttony is here! Happy Thanksgiving Canadians! If you’re still trying to finalize the menu, here are 5 delicious looking recipes for you. I mean seriously, I want to make these all year round. And right now. Right right now.

I’m heading to the sunshine coast with family for Thanksgiving weekend so I won’t be back in these parts on Monday. I’ll see you all later next week!
Happy Thanksgiving friends.

For a bit more Thanksgiving inspiration:

From The Thanksgiving Archives

    

Eat/Holiday | Easy Pumpkin Butter Ice Cream

Easy Pumpkin Butter Ice Cream | Squirrelly Minds
I made some delicious pumpkin pasta (to come in this month’s #pinmakeeat!) and had some leftover pumpkin puree. I don’t know why, but the first thought that came to mind when deciding what to do with it was ice cream. Actually no, cocktail, then ice cream. Cause just because summer is over don’t mean we gotta stop enjoying this tasty treat.
Easy Pumpkin Butter Ice Cream | Squirrelly Minds
The mister found a great pumpkin butter recipe online that he made with the leftovers to create a pumpkin cocktail recipe (on the blog roster folks). I simply snatched up a heaping tablespoon of the stuff and mixed it in with some store bought ice cream, cause sometimes (most times) you can’t be bothered to make your own.
Easy Pumpkin Butter Ice Cream | Squirrelly Minds
How do you make this delicious, pumpkin pie alternative (or co-thanksgiving-dessert-arsenal) ice cream? Simple.

  • Make this pumpkin butter recipe
  • Buy or make a soft serve ice cream, such as Breyers. You can do plain vanilla, or have a little fun and go with something like caramel fudge. That’s what I did, cause hello caramel and pumpkin are a natural couple.
  • Add a heaping tablespoon (or two or three) to your bowl or ice cream and mix it all together.
  • Top on your pumpkin pie or enjoy solo, or with a friend.

Easy Pumpkin Butter Ice Cream | Squirrelly Minds
YUM! Happy pumpkin ice cream eating folks. And to my Canadian friends – hooray it’s soon Thanksgiving!!!!

For a bit more Thanksgiving inspiration:

From The Thanksgiving Archives

   

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