I know I've mentioned before how Halloween is not my thing. I don't dislike the odd dress up holiday, but I don't really think too much about it either. It comes and it goes. Jules and I dig out the witches hats, we're good witches! Then we quickly without hesitation get happy and excited for November and December holidays. The baking and the celebrating and the sharing and caring and the smiles and laughter and love.
Right now we're cheering on our Kansas City Royals. Those guys are determined and anxious to win the world series. I'm also fond of the teams humbleness. Always good, I think. A character built from humbleness.
Lennis and I are hosting a game watching get together. Tom and Jules are coming over and I made a key lime cheesecake in honor of Tom's belated birthday. Sloppy Joe's also on the menu. I'm making a couple new hot dips. Jules likes Reuben's so I thought a Reuben Dip would be a twist on her favorite food. I copied the recipe, in case you want to try it too. I'm also making a horseradish dip that I thought sounded good. I recently read an article about how good horseradish is for you. I picked up a fresh corn beef brisket at the market. I thought that would be tastier in the recipe than deli meat.
I love my little shop this time of year. My cozy fireplace warmed the small space today. Artisan soap is stacked and mountains of aromatic holiday soap fill the room. I've already sold out of the first two, soon three and four will follow. The wrapping of the special seasonal soap is a full time job after the soap is hand crafted.
Enjoy caring and sharing holidays and with all good wishes,