Post by Alexandra Hedin of Weeknight Society
This year Halloween falls on a Monday. A MONDAY! As if Mondays aren’t already hectic, now the most kid-centric, kid-anticipated holiday since Christmas is a part of the Monday chaos. The good news is that many Halloween parties will be over the weekend so Monday will be exclusively for trick-or-treating.
In my neighborhood, trick-or-treating is a social affair and usually a stop at one house could turn into a ten-minute mini-party before moving onto the next house. We’ve been known to pack a cooler to bring along in the wagon so we have snacks and beverages (ahem, wine) and can be good guests when we do end up staying longer.
Whether you are hosting a rotating cycle of friends or just making a quick dinner before your family goes out to gather candy, Quinoa Chili is the perfect solution. For a quick dinner, it can be done in about 20 minutes. But it can also stay warm on the stove for hours.
Halloween wouldn’t be the same without a little something quirky to go with dinner. Classic ice cream floats are always festive, by making them with purple and green sodas and serving in science beakers they become positively spooky.
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