Most years I don't do anything around Oct 31st - Nov 1st, but this year both my American and Spanish sides got to enjoy some of the "traditional" Halloween / All Saints' Day (Todos Santos) action!
|Yummy pumpkin Jack'o'Lantern cake with pumpkin icing!|
While I was baking it groups of kids from my apartment complex kept showing up trick'or'treating (globalisation!), and they got me in the mood for putting together some kind of costume for the dinner so I went digging around in my closet and came up with this:
When I got to my friend's house I discovered that her boyfriend (who loves cooking) had outdone himself! He went online looking for ideas of Halloween food...
Care for a severed hand or some slightly burnt intestines? No? Well how about a delicious bat, ghost, mummy or spider? ;o)
The pumpkin cake went along very well with these chocolate spiders:
Not only did it all look
disgusting amazing, it was delicious! :o)
We definitely had a blast!
Then the next morning I got together with my parents and Grandmother (she's visiting from Valencia) to visit my great-grandmother's grave in Altea (where my mom was born) and leave some flowers.
Then we walked along the beach at la Olla a bit and had lunch nearby.
It had been very windy so the waves were fun to watch:
That structure behind me is what's left of an old machine gun bunker from the Spanish Civil War (in case of attack by sea). Here's a closer look:
All in all a great 24h! :o)