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DECK THE HOLIDAY'S: 10/02/17

Monday, October 2, 2017

TOP 10 FAMILY FRIENDLY HALLOWEEN MOVIES!






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  Halloween is just around the corner and with it comes loads of candy, movies, costumes, and fun! Because we already have a list of the top 10 horror movies, we thought it might be a nice idea to do a list of halloween movies that are suitable for all ages – something the kids and adults will both love. I have tried to pick a good balanced selection of movies – not just horror movies, but movies that contain halloween themes: witches, ghosts, and all things spooky. I have intentionally excluded movie series (such as the Harry Potter series) and Halloween versions of popular shows (such as the Spongebob Halloween special). If you haven’t seen any of these movies, you definitely should. Be sure to tell us what movies you will be watching this halloween! This list contains a competition – further details at the bottom of the list.



10.  Hocus Pocus/1993

 






    More than 300 years ago, 3 witches were sentenced to die in Salem, Massachusetts and a boy was turned into a cat (a black cat, naturally). Now it’s Halloween, and the witches (who fly on – I kid you not – vacuum cleaners) are back. This time, they’ve got their eyes on immortal life and have turned their wrath on trick-or-treaters and it’s up to the 300-year-old cat to save the day.


9.  Corpse Bride/2005








   When an arranged marriage between Victor Van Dort and Victoria Everglot reaches the rehearsals, Victor starts to worry. Spending time alone in the forest, Victor decides to practice on his own. Everything seems to go well, until he accidentally puts the ring upon the hand of a corpse. Before he knows it, Victor is in the land of dead and now has a corpse bride. Whilst everyones worries about who Victoria will marry in the land of the living, Victor desperately finds a way to get back.


8.  Casper/1995










   Furious that her late father only willed her his gloomy-looking mansion rather than his millions, Carrigan Crittenden (Moriarty) is ready to burn the place to the ground when she discovers a map to a treasure hidden in the house. But when she enters the rickety mansion to seek her claim, she is frightened away by a wicked wave of ghosts. Determined to get her hands on this hidden fortune, she hires afterlife therapist Dr. James Harvey (Pullman) to exorcise the ghosts from the mansion. Harvey and his daugh- ter Kat (Ricci) move in, and soon Kat meets Casper, the ghost of a young boy who’s “the friendliest ghost you know.”


7.  Monsters, Inc./2001










   In a land of monsters, James P. Sullivan is king. He and his coworker/ friend Mike Wazowski are two of many monsters that work for Monsters Inc. a utility company that generates power for a very paranoid and nervous city of monsters. This power, oddly enough, is generated from the screams of children, which is produced by scaring them in their sleep. One night, however, Sully uncovers a devious plot to rid Monster city of it’s power problems, but in all the wrong ways. Together, ironically, Sully and Mike will fight to protect the innocence of the children they scare every night.


6.  The Witches/1990





   A young boy, recently orphaned, is taken to England by his grandmother. At a hotel in which they are staying, a group of witches have gathered to prepare a plot to rid the world of all children. This movie is based on the wonderful book by Roald Dahl and stars Anjelica Huston and Rown Atkinson. This is a film that the kids will definitely love. This film was produced by Jim Henson.


5.  Something Wicked This Way Comes/1983










   In a small anywhere town in any state in America, two young boys- quiet Will Halloway and somewhat rebellious Jim Nightshade-enjoy the ever-shortening days of autumn. When the boys hear about a strange traveling carnival from a lightning rod salesman, they decide to see what it is all about-but Will is fearful, as most carnivals end their tours after Labor Day. When the ominous Mr. Dark, the Illustrated Man, rides into town on a dark midnight, setting up his massive carnival in a matter of seconds, the boys are both thrilled and terrified. A great film by Ray Bradbury.


4.  Pufnstuf/1970






 
 


   Originally a television program, the Pufnstuf film was a real gem and has outlived the series. One of the best things about this film is that it stars Mama Cass (Cass Elliot) from the Mamas and the Papas, as Witch Hazel. The show and the film were both notable for bright colors, fast edits, sped-up film, musical segments and pop culture in-jokes, and appealed to young adults almost as much as children. Central to the film is young Jimmy and his magic flute, and a group of wicked witches who want to capture the flute for themselves. The series and movie are named after one other important character, a friendly dragon.


3.  The Nightmare Before Christmas/1993




 
 



   Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, is bored with doing the same thing every year for Halloween. One day he stumbles into Christmas Town, and is so taken with the idea of Christmas that he tries to get the resident bats, ghouls, and goblins of Halloween town to help him put on Christmas instead of Halloween — but alas, they can’t get it quite right.


2.  Beetle Juice/1988






 


   After Barbara and Adam Maitland were killed in a car crash, they find themselves trapped as ghosts in their beautiful New England farmhouse. Their peace is disrupted when a yuppie family, the Deetzs, buy their house. The Maitlands are too nice and harmless as ghosts and all their efforts to scare the Deetzs away were unsuccessful. They eventually turn to another ghost ‘Beetlejuice’ for help…


1.  Ghost Busters/1984







 


   Three odd-ball scientists get kicked out of their cushy positions at a university in New York City where they studied the occult. They decide to set up shop in an old firehouse and become Ghostbusters, trapping pesky ghosts, spirits, haunts, and poltergeists for money. They wise-crack their way through the city, and stumble upon a gateway to another dimension, one which will release untold evil upon the city. The Ghostbusters are called on to save the Big Apple. This film is a timeless cult classic.

THE 40 FACTS OF HALLOWEEN!!






  • Because the movie Halloween (1978) was on such a tight budget, they had to use the cheapest mask they could find for the character Michael Meyers, which turned out to be a William Shatner Star Trek mask. Shatner initially didn’t know the mask was in his likeness, but when he found out years later, he said he was honored.

  • The first Jack O’Lanterns were actually made from turnips.

  • Halloween is the second highest grossing commercial holiday after Christmas.

  • The word “witch” comes from the Old English wicce, meaning “wise woman.” In fact, wiccan were highly respected people at one time. According to popular belief, witches held one of their two main meetings, or sabbats, on Halloween night.

  •  Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween.








  • Fifty percent of kids prefer to receive chocolate candy for Halloween, compared with 24% who prefer non-chocolate candy and 10% who preferred gum.

  • The owl is a popular Halloween image. In Medieval Europe, owls were thought to be witches, and to hear an owl's call meant someone was about to die.

  • According to Irish legend, Jack O’Lanterns are named after a stingy man named Jack who, because he tricked the devil several times, was forbidden entrance into both heaven and hell. He was condemned to wander the Earth, waving his lantern to lead people away from their paths.

  • The largest pumpkin ever measured was grown by Norm Craven, who broke the world record in 1993 with a 836 lb. pumpkin.

  • Stephen Clarke holds the record for the world’s fastest pumpkin carving time: 24.03 seconds, smashing his previous record of 54.72 seconds. The rules of the competition state that the pumpkin must weigh less than 24 pounds and be carved in a traditional way, which requires at least eyes, nose, ears, and a mouth.








  • Trick-or-treating evolved from the ancient Celtic tradition of putting out treats and food to placate spirits who roamed the streets at Samhain, a sacred festival that marked the end of the Celtic calendar year.

  • “Souling” is a medieval Christian precursor to modern-day trick-or-treating. On Hallowmas (November 1), the poor would go door-to-door offering prayers for the dead in exchange for soul cakes.

  • The first known mention of trick-or-treating in print in North America occurred in 1927 in Blackie, Alberta, Canada.

  • “Halloween” is short for “Hallows’ Eve” or “Hallows’ Evening,” which was the evening before All Hallows’ (sanctified or holy) Day or Hallowmas on November 1. In an effort to convert pagans, the Christian church decided that Hallowmas or All Saints’ Day (November 1) and All Souls’ Day (November 2) should assimilate sacred pagan holidays that fell on or around October 31.

  • Black and orange are typically associated with Halloween. Orange is a symbol of strength and endurance and, along with brown and gold, stands for the harvest and autumn. Black is typically a symbol of death and darkness and acts as a reminder that Halloween once was a festival that marked the boundaries between life and death.









  •   Ireland is typically believed to be the birthplace of Halloween.

  • With their link to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (a precursor to Halloween) and later to witches, cats have a permanent place in Halloween folklore. During the ancient celebration of Samhain, Druids were said to throw cats into a fire, often in wicker cages, as part of divination proceedings.

  • Scarecrows, a popular Halloween fixture, symbolize the ancient agricultural roots of the holiday.

  • Halloween has variously been called All Hallows’ Eve, Witches Night, Lamswool, Snap-Apple Night, Samhaim, and Summer’s End.

  • Halloween was influenced by the ancient Roman festival Pomona, which celebrated the harvest goddess of the same name. Many Halloween customs and games that feature apples (such as bobbing for apples) and nuts date from this time. In fact, in the past, Halloween has been called San-Apple Night and Nutcrack Night.








  • Scottish girls believed they could see images of their future husband if they hung wet sheets in front of the fire on Halloween. Other girls believed they would see their boyfriend’s faces if they looked into mirrors while walking downstairs at midnight on Halloween.

  • Because Protestant England did not believe in Catholic saints, the rituals traditionally associated with Hallowmas (or Halloween) became associated with Guy Fawkes Night. England declared November 5th Guy Fawkes Night to commemorate the capture and execution of Guy Fawkes, who co-conspired to blow up the Parliament in 1605 in order to restore a Catholic king.

  • Harry Houdini (1874-1926) was one of the most famous and mysterious magicians who ever lived. Strangely enough, he died in 1926 on Halloween night as a result of appendicitis brought on by three stomach punches.

  • According to tradition, if a person wears his or her clothes inside out and then walks backwards on Halloween, he or she will see a witch at midnight.

  • Mexico celebrates the Days of the Dead (Días de los Muertos) on the Christian holidays All Saints’ Day (November 1) and All Souls’ Day (November 2) instead of Halloween. The townspeople dress up like ghouls and parade down the street.








  • During the pre-Halloween celebration of Samhain, bonfires were lit to ensure the sun would return after the long, hard winter. Often Druid priests would throw the bones of cattle into the flames and, hence, “bone fire” became “bonfire.”

  • Dressing up as ghouls and other spooks originated from the ancient Celtic tradition of townspeople disguising themselves as demons and spirits. The Celts believed that disguising themselves this way would allow them to escape the notice of the real spirits wandering the streets during Samhain.

  •   The National Retail Federation expects consumers in 2010 to spend $66.28 per person—which would be a total of approximately $5.8 billion—on Halloween costumes, cards, and candy. That’s up from $56.31 in 2009 and brings spending back to 2008 levels.

  • According to the National Retail Federation, 40.1% of those surveyed plan to wear a Halloween costume in 2010. In 2009, it was 33.4%. Thirty-three percent will throw or attend a party.

  • In 2010, 72.2% of those surveyed by the National Retail Federation will hand out candy, 46.3% will carve a pumpkin, 20.8% will visit a haunted house, and 11.5% will dress up their pets.








  • Halloween is thought to have originated around 4000 B.C., which means Halloween has been around for over 6,000 years.

  • In 1970, a five-year-old boy Kevin Toston allegedly ate Halloween candy laced with heroin. Investigators later discovered the heroin belonged to the boy’s uncle and was not intended for a Halloween candy.

  • In 1974, eight-year-old Timothy O’Bryan died of cyanide poisoning after eating Halloween candy. Investigators later learned that his father had taken out a $20,000 life insurance policy on each of his children and that he had poisoned his own son and also attempted to poison his daughter.

  • Teng Chieh or the Lantern Festival is one Halloween festival in China. Lanterns shaped like dragons and other animals are hung around houses and streets to help guide the spirits back to their earthly homes. To honor their deceased loved ones, family members leave food and water by the portraits of their ancestors.

  • Halloween celebrations in Hong Kong are known as Yue Lan or the “Festival of the Hungry Ghosts” during which fires are lit and food and gifts are offered to placate potentially angry ghosts who might be looking for revenge.










  • Both Salem, Massachusetts, and Anoka, Minnesota, are the self-proclaimed Halloween capitals of the world.

  • Boston, Massachusetts, holds the record for the most Jack O’Lanterns lit at once (30,128).

  • The Village Halloween parade in New York City is the largest Halloween parade in the United States. The parade includes 50,000 participants and draws over 2 million spectators.

  • In many countries, such as France and Australia, Halloween is seen as an unwanted and overly commercial American influence.

  • Children are more than twice as likely to be killed in a pedestrian/car accident on Halloween than on any other night.









HALLOWEEN TRADITIONS: NEW vs. OLD

 
 
 
 
 

Yesterdays Halloween is not like Todays celebrated traditions, in the world of today we hand out candy to kids carve pumpkins and dress up as a spook or witch. Is the founded traditions in anyway related to todays?

    I love Halloween. You can dress up however you like, eat all the candy you want and scare the heck out of kids that want to act tough.
   Today Halloween has diverted from the ancient Celtic traditions in which Samh ain (Sow-in). marked the end of summer and its harvest bringing forth the dark, cold winter, a time associated with human death and on this night the Celts believed it was the night “Ghosts” would return to earth, cause trouble and damage crops. Which brought the Celts to wear costumes, burn their crops and sacrifice animals. The Celts were conquered in 43 A.D. by the Romans, in which they replaced Samh ain with their own twist on the holiday turning Samh ain into All-hallows-eve which would be known as All-Saints-Day.










   Today’s Halloween we use it as a celebration causing mischief and handing out delicious treats to the neighbor kids that wear costumes. Though today, most individuals could not tell you a scrap of history regarding how Halloween came to be and why we carve Jack-O-Lanterns or even how the name came to be. Ask a random person this question and you will typically get an answer from the “now trying to be a historian friend” about how carving pumpkins was thought up as a way to scare away ghosts. The real story behind Pumpkin carving involves a man named Jack and the tricks he played with the Devil. After making the Devil promising not to take his soul upon dying, and God not allowing him into Heaven, he was bound to earth on this one night with only a hot coal as his guide in which he put into a Squash. Such things are stories of course, but the tradition later evolved into carving Pumpkins to scare away “Jack".











   You may be thinking at this time: “Why is he stating all this garble?” Well to be honest, to celebrate something and not know anything about what is being celebrated is a bit Senseless, with the exception of you for taking the time to read this and further your education.
    Though the Halloween as we know it is here to stay, how long until we forget where it came from? I have not given an entire overview of the old practices, only brief descriptions of some old traditions and how they came to be.




OCTOBER UNUSUAL HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES!!







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 If your calendar is like mine, we're both missing out. Did you know that you can celebrate a different holiday every day during the month of October? Check out the list of special holidays below, guaranteed to be thought-provoking, or just make you smile!









October 1st, World Vegetarian Day- a day when all are urged to partake in meatless menus, and for those already living the vegetarian lifestyle to celebrate the choice that safeguards their own health, protects the earth, and saves the lives of countless animals.

October 2nd,  Name Your Car Day- a day set aside to choose a name for your car that suits its character. Let's just hope your car doesn't have a personality like the one in Stephen King's novel Christine!

October 3rd,  Income Tax Day-I'm not sure why anyone would want to actually celebrate the day that the dreaded Federal Income Tax was made a part of our lives back in 1913, but I guess it takes all kinds of people to make the world go round.

October 4th, Visit Your Cousin in Prison Day-Who comes up with these holidays, anyway? If you do go to visit an incarcerated family member, don't forget to take the ubiquitous prison gift of a cake with a file baked into it. The old English proverb "Blood is thicker than water" rings true on this day.

October 5th, National Diversity Day, a day to celebrate and strive to understand and accept the races, religions, nationalities, disabilities, sexual orientations, ages and genders that make up our world population.










October 6th, World Smile Day-  Today, give everyone you meet a big smile! Harvey Ball, who created the smiley face back in 1963, also had the idea for World Smile Day. Mr. Ball was concerned that his smiley face had become too commercialized, and decided everyone should set aside one day each year to spread smiles and random acts of kindness all over the world.

October 7th, Bathtub Day-  which celebrates the initial British appearance in 1828 of the bathtub as a part of our everyday life. Be sure to include your own bathtub in today's festivities so he/she won't feel left out!

October 8th, Tube Top Day- commemorating the first appearance of the tube top, a wardrobe staple of the  70's and 80's, every guy is waiting for this one. Celebrate by going out and buying one in every color!  Then go out and show them off.

October 9th, Meet A Friend for Lunch Day- Take time out of your busy work day to schmooze with your best friend!










October 10th, Tuxedo Day-  celebrating the American debut of the tuxedo circa 1886 in New York City.

October 11th, You Go, Girl Day-  a day for celebrating courageous women who go out into the world and accomplish their goals by never giving up.

October 12nd, World Egg Day-  celebrating the egg. Yes, the humble egg, staple food of the masses. I wonder how the chickens of the world feel about this day?

October 13th U.S. Navy Day-  Back in the 1970s, it was discovered that the birthday of the Continental Navy was October 13th, 1775, and this date was chosen as the official holiday.

October 14th, Monarch Day- Nature lovers in California anticipate this day when millions of monarch butterflies return to Santa Cruz, Fremont, Malibu, Big Sur, and other coastal California cities.










October 15th,  is National Grouch Day-  Celebrate your favorite grouch on this day! Buy him or her a small gift, and maybe they'll know longer be grouchy when they realize someone cares.

October 16th, World Food Day-  First celebrated world wide in 1945, this day fosters awareness and understanding of world hunger. Forget your diet today - instead, be thankful you have food!

October 17th,  Brain Cell Reduction Day-  Whoever came up with this holiday obviously was missing a few brain cells already.

October 18th,  Long Distance Day-  a holiday to commemorate the first long-distance phone line that was established between New York City and Chicago in 1892. This would be a good day to reach out across the miles and call friends and family.

October 19th, Dress Like a Total Dork Day- How does a total dork dress? I suppose only a true dork could answer that question. In the meantime, have a happy day!












October 20th,  Shampoo Day- conceived to celebrate the history of shampoo.  Wash, rinse, and repeat.

October 21st,  Can Can Day-  which commemorates the first performance of the popular dance circa 1858 in Paris.

October 22nd, Used Car Day- The first used car dealership was opened in 1897 in London, England. This day has been set aside to recognize the beginning of what is now a time-honored way of buying a vehicle.  Stay away from the lemons!!

October 23rd, Do It Yourself Day- Be motivated to choose a challenge, them go out and succeed as Blanche Scott did in 1910 when she was the first woman to make a solo airplane flight.

October 24th, Match Day- Today's holiday commemorates the day in 1836 when Alonzo Philips of Springfield, MA, first patented the invention of the household match .





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October 25th,  Picasso Day-  Today is the birthday of the modern artist Picasso, born in 1881. Draw an abstract picture today in his honor!

October 26th,  Mule Day-  remembering the first mules who ever arrived in the United States in 1785.

October 27th,  Boxer Shorts Day- These comfy underpants first appeared in 1901. Celebrate the day by donning a pair and relaxing!

October 28th, Statue of Liberty Day- In 1886, the Statue of Liberty was dedicated in New York harbor, and this day celebrates Lady Liberty, symbol of freedom.

October 29th, the Internet's Birthday- Did you know that the Internet had a birthday? It all started back in 1979, when two college students linked computers at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which resulted in the birth of the Internet we know and love today. I was going to send the internet a card, but I'm still on dial up.....might take awhile!!












October 30th, Bodybuilder's Day-  This holiday is celebrated on the birthday of Charles Atlas, the famous bodybuilder, who was born on this date in 1893. Han's and Franz is coming by your house! And they're going to.......PUMP YOU UP!!!!!

October 31st, not just Halloween! It's also National Magic day- This day honors the memory of the great magician, Harry Houdini, who died on this date in 1926.



Have a Happy October and a Spoooookkky Halllooowweeen!!! OOOOOHHHHH!!

OCTOBER FOOD HOLIDAYS!!






  In America, there is a National Food Holiday for every day of the year. This means that you can celebrate food all year long instead of only enjoying great foods on holidays such as Christmas and Thanksgiving. This article features a list of the National Food Holidays for the month of October. You'll even find suggestions on how to celebrate each day.








Homemade Cookies Day,  October 1st-  Don't wait until Christmas to make homemade cookies, instead celebrate this food holiday with a big batch of chocolate chip or peanut butter cookies.

National Fried Scallops Day,  October 2nd-  If you don't live right on the coast, you may want to visit a restaurant to enjoy this food holiday or at least buy frozen scallops. Make it a full meal with a baked potato and a large salad.

National Caramel Custard Day,  October 3th-  You have an option on this food holiday, you can either buy caramel custard or you can make some from scratch, either way this is an easy and delicious holiday to celebrate.

National Taco Day,  October 4th-  Taco Bell. Need I say more?












National Apple Betty Day,  October 5th-  Now this is a classic dessert that definitely calls for a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

National Noodle Day,  October 6th-  This is a food holiday that lets you be truly creative. Just create your favorite pasta dish or try a new recipe.

National Frappe Day,  October 7th- You can easily make a frappe at home. Just create a chocolate milkshake using ice cream, milk, and chocolate syrup but make it thinner than a regular milkshake by adding more milk.

National Fluffernutter Day,  October 8th-  Now this is a food holiday that will take you back to your childhood. A Fluffernutter is fresh white bread, peanut butter, and marshmallow cream. Serve with a big of glass milk.

Submarine-Hoagy-Hero-Grinder Day,  October 9th-  Subway. Need I say more? Okay, okay. Go to a great deli and a great bakery and get all your favorite sandwich ingredients and build the ultimate sub.












National Angel Food Cake Day October 10th- This food holiday is so easy to celebrate. Just pick up an angel food cake at your grocery store along with strawberries, sugar, and whipped cream. Slice the strawberries and sprinkle with sugar. Allow the berries to sit until a syrup forms. Pour over a slice of angel food cake and top with sweetened whipped cream.

National Sausage Pizza Day,  October 11: Enjoy this food holiday by sautéing ground sausage with sliced onions. Top a pizza crust with your favorite pizza sauce, provolone and mozzarella cheese, and the sausage and onion mixture. Bake until golden brown and enjoy.

National Gumbo Day,  October 12th-  Celebrate this food holiday by going out to a local Cajun restaurant. Even better, make a trip to New Orleans for the real thing.

National Yorkshire Pudding Day,  October 13th-  Yorkshire Pudding is actually a British dish, so how this became a National American Food Holiday is uncertain, but find a recipe for Yorkshire Pudding and serve it with roast beef which is very traditional.

National Chocolate-Covered Insects Day,  October 14th-  This is a food holiday I would never, ever celebrate. But, during October you can also find chocolate candy that is shaped like insects. Celebrate that way.











National Chicken Cacciatore Day,  October 15th-Treat yourself to a delicious meal at the finest Italian restaurant on this food holiday.

National Liqueur Day,  October 16th-  I don't drink alcohol, but if you want to celebrate you could make your favorite drink at home or go to a nice restaurant.

National Pasta Day,  October 17th- October is just loaded with Italian style holidays. To enjoy this food holiday, prepare a huge batch of spaghetti and slip into a delightful carb coma.

National Chocolate Cupcake Day,  October 18th-  Go all out on this food holiday and create chocolate cupcakes that are beyond decadent. Try adding candy to the cake batter and make homemade chocolate buttercream frosting.

National Seafood Bisque Day,  October 19th-  There are so many different bisques to choose from. Try making a lobster or crab bisque at home. This is a great way to spend a cool October evening.












National Brandied Fruit Day,  October 20th-  Again, I don't have alcohol in my home or prepare recipes that call for alcohol. But, you can find many recipes online for this dish.

National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day,  October 21: Pumpkin cheesecake is a match made in heaven. You have the wonderful taste of pumpkin pie with the creaminess of cheesecake. I highly suggest celebrating this food holiday.

National Nut Day,  October 22nd- Don't just open a can of nuts on this tasty food holiday. Instead make pralines or sugared nuts.

National Boston Cream Pie Day,  October 23rd-  Have fun with this fun holiday and make Boston Cream Cupcakes. Just bake vanilla cupcakes and when they are cool, stuff them with vanilla pudding. Then frost them with chocolate frosting and enjoy.

National Bologna Day, October 24th-  Step back to your childhood on this fine food holiday and enjoy a fried bologna sandwich.











National Greasy Foods Day,  October 25th- Only in America would we have a delicious holiday like this. Get out your deep fryer and make French fries, chicken tenders, deep fried Oreos, deep fried candy bars, and anything else that looks friable.

Pumpkin Day,  October 26th- Is there any better way to celebrate this food holiday than having a big piece of Pumpkin pie? I didn't think so.

National Potato Day,  October 27th-  On this food holiday do something fun and make a potato buffet. Bake up several large potatoes and put out several toppings for everyone to choose from.

National Chocolate Day,  October 28th-  Do something truly decadent on for this food holiday and order a box of Godiva chocolates. Schedule them to arrive on this fabulous day.

National Oatmeal Day,  October 29th-  Skip the bowl of oatmeal and bake oatmeal cookies.












National Candy Corn Day,  October 30th-  Do something fun the day before Halloween and make your own candy corn from scratch.

National Candy Apple Day,  October 31st-  While candy apples are delicious, why not make caramel apples instead? Buy Kraft Caramels and melt them according to package directions. Dip your apples into the caramel, then into melted chocolate, and then roll them in nuts. This is a Halloween treat everyone will love.