Our first Halloween as a married couple was definitely a success. We started the weekend off with carving pumpkins and baking tasty treats. As you can see, Mr. Jordan was hard at work on our pumpkin with his "tools." He refused to believe that actual pumpkin carving tools would be better than his axe, buck knife, and a pocket knife. What a man.
Our pumpkin, Pierre complete with beret.
I tried to fulfill my wifely duties of domestication by baking treats for us. Mom sent me some really cute Crate and Barrel cupcake decorating supplies and I found a great recipe for a "Boo Cake," from Martha Stewart. The cake didn't taste that great, but overall, I think it turned out pretty well.
Here we are looking very French. It is easy to say that the best addition to our costumes was Nick's faithfully grown out mustache. Touche!
This is just a side note, but if you have never read the Pioneer Woman blog - DO IT. It might change your life. She is hilarious and among other things, she writes down some pretty great recipes on her blog. One I found was a way to spice up Rhode's Rolls. A Sunday favorite for probably every Mormon person in existence since they were created I'm sure. Anyway, Pioneer woman blogged about brushing the rolls with butter and rosemary and baking them to spice things up. I tried it today and it was delicious! Definitely not health conscious, but since Halloween is a holiday, I figured we can eat what we want! Obviously, my rolls will not compare to what the Jordans will experience in about 3 weeks when we get to go HOME for Thanksgiving and experience La Table de Shelly! Delicieuse!