Saturday, October 16, 2010

Boo to you!

I love when you are driving down a street and down the line of houses all you can see is the friendly ghost flyer attached to their door or window. This means that their neighborhood secretly gives gifts to each other. You put the ghost on your house so you don't receive more than once. My neighborhood doesn't have a single ghost. I took it upon myself to solve this issue. I have this wonderful recipe for caramel dip from The Gathering of Friends Cookbook. I filled some mason jars with caramel, decorated the tops and placed them in some cellophane with some apples. I found the ghost poem online and printed out the ghost flyer and marched over to the neighbors. I rang the doorbell and RAN....then I realized that both of their cars were gone and I could calm down.

We have gone to dinner with them a couple times now and me and Rebecca decided we would go walking every Thursday night. I hope they love their gift and I hope that they will take it upon themselves to continue the ghost ritual. If not I have some more caramel. I can always give it to the couple (you know and love them already, if not read story 1 and 2) across the street from us in hopes that they would continue it.

Caramel Dip

1/2 C. Butter * 2 C. Brown Sugar
1 C. Light Corn Syrup * 1 Tsp. Vanilla
14 Oz. Can Sweetened Condensed Milk

In Saucepan, combine butter, sugar, and corn syrup. Stir well and bring to a boil over medium heat. Stir in condensed milk, simmer, stirring constantly, until caramel forms a soft ball when dropped into cold water. Stir in vanilla. Heat to serve.


Shanna said...

You are just the cutest! Good job! I have seen a couple ghosts floating around my neighborhood, and to be totally honest I keep praying we don't get one. I don't have time to would a recipe for disaster. I am proud of you though, way to bring the neighbors together.

Warren and Kelsey Fairbanks said...

Oh my gosh! I love this idea! I think I'm totally going to do it!

Debbie said...

What a wonderful idea! I got the Ghost thing at work. It's been fun watching it expand to other cubies. I usually don't get it in my neighborhood though. Maybe I should start it and then everyone would think I'm popular as they are :)

Booker and Khinna Kaminske said...

What a nice thing to do? I swear we live in a retirement neighborhood where everyone is out at 7 am mowing their lawns, or planting flowers. Our lawn is less-than-wonderful. I bet everyone's shaking their heads at us.

On the tortilla chips, I used store bought tortillas, and used Halloween cookie cutters for the shapes, stuck them on two cookie sheets at 350 F, and baked for 10 minutes.

Jan DeGiulio said...

You are WONDERFUL!!! Cute and a great neighbor.

Kelsey said...

I wish I lived by you! You are seriously so creative and crafty! I love all your wreaths too! :)

The DeGiulio's said...

Way cute idea! I remember when I was in school seeing the ghosts with a bag of candy always hoping to get one. That dip looks so yummy. My fav is carmel apples I love them

BTW thanks for all your comments on my blog lately, I know its hard since its private but it is nice knowing someone reads it :) And FHE is hard we tried doing it when we were first married but that only happened a few times. Im hoping now that we have Bailee it will keep us going

Mariel said...

Linds, I love these photos. Your lighting is excellent. They are beautiful. Bravo. Mariel