Spooky Sips and Dressed Up Dogs

 

This past weekend was pretty busy and had some awesome surprises; the main one being that my younger sister paid us a random visit by driving out from Phoenix (where she recently moved) and helping us put up Halloween decorations. She is, after all, queen of the fake spider webs (seriously). Not only that, we had a garage sale that went pretty well, considering the semi-drizzly weather and we may have put a couple of costumes on Duchess, the basset hound.

Not only that, I had an awesome guest post go up on the Vegan Woman! It’s all about recipes of great Spooky Sips for your next Halloween gathering. So, please, go check it out; especially the martini recipe (as picture below), doesn’t it look neat?

 And here is Bandit with his eyes set on something very intently, but what? I have no idea. Isn’t he the cutest?!

Then, there’s poor Duchess, whose legs just aren’t long enough for this awesome Batman costume; but, maybe I can fix that for her. To say she was a fan of being dress up would be a gross exaggeration. ha ha ;)

Lastly, I made a quick dinner last night with half of an acorn squash that was super simple, healthy and delicious. So, I’ll give you the rough recipe that serves two people.

Simple Stuffed Acorn Squash
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Serves: 2
 
Easy, healthy and delicious stuffed acorn squash with Mexican flair.
Ingredients
  • 1 large Acorn Squash, Sliced in half with seeds scooped out
  • Water
  • 1-15oz. Can Pinto Beans
  • 2 Tbsp. Red Onion, Diced
  • ¼ Cup Green Onion, Diced
  • 2 Small Roma Tomatoes, Diced
  • 1 Cup (packed) Spinach, Arugula or Kale, chopped
  • 1 tsp. Hot Sauce
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Place the acorn squash halves cutside-down in a large baking dish, poke a couple of holes in the rind with a fork and fill the baking dish ¼” high with water. Bake for 40 mins or until the squash softens.
  2. In the meantime, toss the rest of the ingredients together in a bowl and let sit until the squash is done baking.
  3. Once the squash is done, take it out of the oven and flip the halves over.
  4. Carefully, pour the filling mixture inside of the halves, and they may overflow just a little.
  5. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for an additional 10-15 mins. Serve warm, and if you like, with more hot sauce!

What are some of your favorite parts about Halloween?

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5 Responses to Spooky Sips and Dressed Up Dogs

  1. Yum I have a squash I bought before this cleanse..so I might make this, this weekend…YUM We never have kids since we live on the peninsula =( so we usually go to HB they close the streets… So Taking Logan out is pretty fun.. he is really into it this year

    • Jackie @ Vegan Yack Attack!

      That’s so cool! My nephew lives in the Santa Ana/Tustin area so the trick-or-treating is better by my house. I can’t wait to see what he is this year!

  2. Beautiful squash! Love all your Halloween photos, especially the dog!

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