Monday, October 18, 2010

I Love Waffles! -and our fall party

I got so excited because Ben bought me a new waffle maker two weeks ago. I didn't get my hopes up too high because we have had about 4 waffle makers. The first didn't work at all, the second didn't get at all hot enough so the waffles came out flat, the third cooked the front of the waffles but nothing else. So with the arrival of the fourth maker I was expecting another disaster

......but.........finally success!!!!!

Beautiful golden brown, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside waffles.

This past Saturday my sister in law Megan and I threw a fall party (the first of many we hope). We had mostly family and a few friends attend. We were thankful for a little turn out as it was our first party and we were a little behind on the planing front. We had a pretty good spread of food. We had spices cider, chicken teriyaki skewers, pizza with ghostly shapes on it, fruit and some other things. (i didn't snap the picture until after we ate)

I had seen a picture on a Womens Day Magazine of a neat cake so I thought I'd have a go at it. I changed it a little bit but here is my version of it (Ben suggested the red bat eyes).

Megan made some great cupcakes, little pumpkins and some very cute owls.

After we ate we went out on the porch and carved some pumpkins.

Mikalea found some dirt to play with - as all kids tend to.

Here are the pumpkins all done- the photo was taken at night so it took a few times to get a great snapshot.

the two pumpkins on the bench to the left turned out really cool even though you cant see them in the pic - they were matt and vals - matt did a reeses cup and val did a witches cauldron.

It was so fun to carve them - i think it has been 5 years at least from the last time i carved a pumpkin.

After that we came inside and started making some caramel apples - I had to look up a recipe cause I had never made caramel apples before. Thankfully the caramel turned out great - we had to make a second batch cause we had so many apples. Yummy!!!

I don't like much of anything on my apples other than caramel- so I just put some fun little sprinkles on mine. We also had cookie crumbs, chocolate jimmies, white chocolate, mini m&m's and i think a few other things.

So fun!!! I hope that things turn out just as good for next year!!!!!


Charissa & Don Bishop said...

Oh how I love fall! What a fun night you must have had and the planning is fun too! Wish we could have been there too! Your cake and the cupcakes are awesome!

Sarah Moran said...

I'm so sad to be missing out on all the family fun! It looks like a great party - I love the pumpkins and the cake,

Becca said...

I have the same waffle maker! I'm glad you finally got one that works for you! And thanks for the party it was a lot of fun even though we weren't there at the beginning. Hopefully next year we'll be able to come for the whole thing.

Nanette said...

I wish I could've come. Hopefully next year. Looks like a blast. You did such a good job decorating the cake. That is one area that I lack in.