I loved making Halloween decorations with Argo.
Halloween is on its way, and whether you celebrate it or not, there's no denying the pressure to buy ALL THE PUMPKINS is upon us.
Although I have never personally collected a pumpkin to carve, I prefer to draw them in my portraits and admire them from afar.
I still remember my first Halloween with Argo... I enjoyed teasing and scaring him, hiding in every corner of the house.
He jumped in fear!
I also tried in vain to dress him up as little Casper (he was 6 months old at the time), but that sheet lasted exactly 3 seconds on his body. before being torn to shreds by his desire to play and pull it...
With Argo I also had to hide the basket full of sweets for the children… once in secret he ate them all… and then he threw up.
That day I was really scared.
Easy Halloween decorations
As I tell in: Autumn emotions, Melancholy and Nostalgia, Argo and I often went to the woods for long walks.
Argo always enjoyed taking home a few acorns or pine cones.
During the Halloween period, we collected huge bags of dry leaves and branches to create outdoor decorations: terrifying ghosts!
An easy Halloween decoration.
How to make it? I'll tell you my way of making it.
The first thing to do is to get 3-4 large jute bags, paint themselves white and make two nice scary eyes.
Once dry they will be filled with many dry leaves.
They are simple and quick to do but I assure you they are of great impact!
Halloween dog cookies recipe, to save the pumpkin seeds
While my mother was a fanatic of the carved pumpkins me, with the leftovers she cut, made some cookies for Argo!
He was really fond of them and they were also good for his stomach!
Do you know why? pumpkin helps digestion thanks to the other content of antioxidants
I leave you the recipe below, so that you can try it yourself:
Healthy pumpkin dog cookies with oats
- 3.5 oz. of oats
- 16 oz. of pumpkin
- 2 eggs
- 12 oz. of rice flour
- 3 tablespoons of olive oil
(little trick: to make it more delicious you can add a pinch of cinnamon)
Cook the pumpkin in a pot of boiling water for at least 20 minutes. After the right time, when the pumpkin is soft, add oil and eggs: you will get a kind of soft puree.
Stir in the oats and cinnamon and knead everything together.
Once you have a nice smooth mixture, roll it out with a rolling pin until it is flattened by about 0.5 inch.
Take the molds you prefer (I make them in the shape of a pumpkin to stay on the subject) and make the cookies that you will place on a baking sheet (remember to use parchment paper).
It is necessary to bake them for about 35 minutes at 350° F.
Keep the cookies in the refrigerator for maximum 10 days .. but you can be sure they will finish much sooner !!
What decorations and sweets do you usually make for Halloween?
Feel free to write them in the comments and let's share some ideas for next Halloween together!