Friday, October 31, 2008

Trick or Pie 2008

What's my Halloween tradition? Baking a "Trick or Pie" with the Garden Club girls.

When the school bus drops off the girls on Halloween afternoon, the hours before dinner and trick-or-treating can seem endless.

A few years ago, I realized I could make some happy mothers if I channeled the girls' energy into baking. I asked them, "Have you ever made an apple pie?" With a nod from their mothers, the girls spent the afternoon in the kitchen with me measuring honey and grating nutmeg. And the rest is history. Every Halloween afternoon we bake and when darkness falls, they run to my house yelling "Trick or Pie!" Then parents and kids take a few minutes out of their route and join me on the driveway to eat a slice of pie.

Happy Halloween!


MelsRosePlace said...

Hello Anne, i came over to you via Rachel Ashwells blog (I was hoping to see some of your blue swedish styled house which is what i am aspiring to!!). Anyway love your blog and interesting stories from afar. I am from Australia so i love reading how life goes on elsewhere. Hope you had a great Halloween, Mel xx

Anne Reeves said...

Hi Mel, welcome! Here are some blue Swedish touches around my home:

The focus of my blog is to bring you a moment of delight each day with something beautiful or interesting. I take all of the photographs. I'm so glad you love my blog! Thanks for saying hello, Mel! Halloween was great and pie delish!

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