Spo-fans know Hallowe’en is my favorite holiday. I look forward to it every year. After several years of blogging, I’ve written several entries on the Hallowe’en season; feel free to browse the archives!

This holiday has many names: Hallowe’en, Samhain, All Hallow’s Eve, and Beggar’s Night (my father’s pick). Whatever you call it, it gives me a thrill to prepare for it.   Nothing is better to drive off the fall melancholia.

This year’s All Hallow’s Eve dinner seems to be settling down into:

Black Vodka cocktails

Spiced pumpkin soup  

Jack-o-lantern stuffed peppers

Flank steak with Vampire wine

Eyeball casserole

and an apple spice cake.

The Lovely Neighbor is going to have the annual neighborhood block party, where we all congregate on her driveway. While the trick or treaters stop by for one-stop-buffet-style candies, we adults get to eat and drink. As is my wont, I will make my pumpkin dip. This year I have some really kick-butt hot sauce to add to the recipe. That will be some trick, indeed!

Someone is putting together a costume for Harper. Details to follow.

I need to get out the special Hallowe’en Tarot Deck. It is a good time to read the cards and see what they say.

If Spo-fans want their cards read for the ‘upcoming year’, please leave a comment and say yes please!