Happy (early) Halloween!
We’re celebrating a day early this year as my BFF Max in going home for All Saint’s Day.
We’ll be celebrating by watching a few Tim Burton movies, as I’m not feeling bloody gory horror films this year.
We’ll also be testing the bread I’ve been baking.
I’m trying to find the perfect balance to make the perfect loaf of bread for All Saint’s Day.
It must compliment the Bigos, a stew of sauerkraut and meat that I make once a year.
I’ve even pulled out a bit of butter from the freezer to spread on the hot slices 🙂
I’ll also be carving a pumpkin, although I’m yet to find the perfect one.
Last year I stuck a knife into the top, it got stuck in the hard pumpkin, I tried to yank it out, and ended up smashing the knife handle into my forehead.
Believe me, a giant plum-like bruise on the forehead caused by a resistant jack-o-lantern is one hell of a conversation starter 😉
I wish I could pretend that I’m carving The Hobbit dwarves this year, but my pumpkin will be pretty standard, and as always, I’ll probably end up burning the inside with a candle that’s too large.
It’ll start out as a charming toothless grin but soon will turn into a desperate grimace as we always place the jack-o-lantern too close to the telly.
By the way, I always though there was something Zombie-like about Dwarves.
Although they know how to enjoy life and like their wine and song, they all display a narrow-minded obsession and follow it with little regard of the consequences.
This is also a great idea for Sir PJ.
Once he’s milked every ounce from the Tolkien books, he can always do a few The Return of the Dwarves or The Night of the Undead Dwarves.
I know I’d go to see it, and so would you 🙂
Anyway, obsessed or not, alive or very much dead, Thorin is hot Dwarf Zombie!