Were your trick-or-treaters out in last evenings rain? The weatherman needs to work on the timing thing. Earlier in the week, it was so beautiful … I found myself taking a photo of the very blue, sunshiny sky. It seldom gets this deep shade of perfect blue here in the heart of Michigan. And against the orangish leaves — LOVE it!

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Such was NOT the case on last evening’s Halloween. The trick-or-treaters had a light rain to begin with, but then a heavy, hard rain for the remaining hour. Such troopers those children were (and their brave, often costumed themselves, parents … lingering at curbside with umbrellas held for protection as they mouthed “thank you!”)!!! Though we were really the ones who should have thanked them for bringing Mister C and I the smiling, determined and still enthusiastic children to our door for warming our hearts with the parade of smiles!  And here we were the ones tucked warm inside the house.

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Yes, we were safely tucked in the nice, warm house, with the fragrance of Susan Branch’s recipe for (Not Just the Regular) STEW simmering on the stove top. I’ve made it before. A step-up from the chili I usually make for Halloween evening 🙂 !!! Kind of time-consuming, but well worth it.

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And, of course, for dessert was a left over Reese’s cup. Turnout of Trick-or-Treaters was lower than my projected candy purchase.

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Hope your Halloween evening was warm, dry, and filled with the treats of children’s smiling faces!

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