...beginning October 1st thru October 31st...

THIS WEEK at I'd Rather B Birdin'
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and read a bit of trivia about them!!
...............Hope to see you there!..............

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S'More [aka: Witch Way To Corpus Christi]...

What's Halloween without treats?
1] I signed up long ago for an emailing from Better Homes and Gardens. Sometimes they have nifty craft ideas, other times holiday themed emails, while other days I get recipes. This past week, I received a notice that S'Mores is all grown up. There were several different ways to make tasty treats within the realm of the oldie but goodie..."S'mores". This one in particular caught my eye...blackberry. YUM!!

White Chocolate & Blackberry S'mores
1/4 of a 4 ounce white chocolate bar
2 chocolate graham crackers or regular graham crackers
2 large marshmallows, toasted*
2 tablespoons blackberry jam

Place 4 crackers on foil-lined baking sheet. Layer 1 ounce of white chocolate and 2 to 3 large marshmallows on each. Broil 4 inches from heat 30 to 60 seconds. Remove; top with 2 to 3 tablespoons jam. Top with cracker.

From the Test Kitchen
* To toast, place marshmallows on end of long skewer; hold over flame 30 to 60 seconds, turning frequently.

Nutrition Facts
(White Chocolate & Blackberry S'mores)

Per serving:
465 kcal cal.,
14 g fat
(9 g sat. fat,
4 g monounsatured fat),
15 mg chol.,
199 mg sodium,
80 g carb.,
1 g fiber,
59 g sugar,
4 g pro.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

...and if you'd like to see the others from the group emailing, click here. 17 different recipes in all.  From s'mores brownies to s'mores pudding.  All kinds of sweet, ooey, gooey, goodness.

photo courtesy of BH-G 
recipe from BH-G
no copyright infringement intended.

2] This year, I didn't buy too many witch dolls and figurines to add to my collection. Everywhere I went in search of some new ones, they seemed all the same or all too similar to the ones I already have. That's okay. But I did find three and brought them home to the others. This is an eclectic collection of what's around the house. Pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns that light up, a couple of candle holders [I show just one] that hold tea light candles, a pair of earrings I made from two necklaces [I wear earrings, rarely necklaces], and of course a spider...

...most of my witches are on the entertainment center and the fireplace mantel.

3] After an entire day outdoors the other day, working in the back yard and the resurfacing of the patio, we both were tuckered out. No cooking, no cleaning in the kitchen...we ordered pizza!! I enjoyed the dedication [and humor] of this when our pizza was delivered to the house. A cheese lover myself, I personally want to thank Stella, Nancy, Edna, Estelle and Abigail.  Y'all made my evening relaxing just 'cause you get up at 4a.m. to share your wholesome goodness with us all....each and every day, come rain or shine ---

4] A walk in the cemetery for ghostly scenes [digital software tricks]...

...and a All Hallow's Eve Vulture

5] Cell Phone Tower at dusk...