I didn’t come up with the idea, but I think blog reader Carol sent me a link to Roni from  an Instagram post that she was going to go as a bottle of sriracha for Halloween.  As luck would have it, Hannah bought me a sriracha t-shirt for my birthday last year.  All I needed to buy was the green hat and red pants.  Um, finding red pants was a bit tricky, but I finally found them at Goodwill for $3.  The hat cost $1.50 and still had the tags on it.  I know it grosses some people out wearing used clothing, but it doesn’t bother me at all.  I will tell you that I do buy my underwear and bra at the store, so I am not THAT crazy.  What was funny was that when I bought the red pants the woman remarked at what I great deal I got, and that the fabric of the pants will pack really well and won’t wrinkle.  Um, I didn’t plan on wearing red pants after Halloween, but it was a nice tip!

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The pants were super long – the top of them almost came to my boobs and you can still see how long they are in the bottom.  At least they were comfy!  Only ONE other person in my 12 person office dressed up.  She’s pregnant and came as Wilson!  This is not her, but you’ll get the idea:


I really wanted her to do something like this, but I couldn’t convince her!

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I declared that next year, dressing up was going to be mandatory, and I am going to try to get the partners to withhold paychecks on October 31 if they don’t comply.  Ha!

Breakfast was super easy – I made it at home and just finished it off under the broiler with a bit of cheese – hashbrowns, a fried egg, some Cabot cheese, and a piece of toast.  And for the record, that’s a salad plate, not a dinner plate. Open-mouthed smilehall14 003

I was in charge of the mains for our potluck.  I made two batches of my Award Winning Buffalo Chicken Chili – you can see in the bottom right hand picture of the collage that it BARELY fit in my 5 quart crock pot.  I think there was only about 3-4 cups left – everyone loves it.

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One of the secrets to my buffalo chicken chili is that I grind my own chicken breasts in the food processor – the ground chicken at the store gives me the heebie geebies.  Look at how big these chicken boobs are!

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And I bought nearly 4 pounds of chicken breasts for less than a package of six all beef hot dogs – crazy!

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I brought all beef hot dogs and had them simmer in another crockpot with two cans of beer, so that if someone wanted a chili dog, they could have that.  Lots of delicious salads, chips, hummus – it was all delicious.

My bowl and plate:

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I raced home from work with the hopes that we would get any kids at our door – our town the trick or treating runs from 4-7.  I got home at 5:45, and no one had come by as of yet.  At 6:15, I got three little kids and that was that.  I was happy to get those at least!

Dinner was quick and easy, just some alfredo pasta with fresh mozzarella and baby spinach.  Tony left the spinach off of his.

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Tony and I are actually headed out to see St. Vincent with Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy.  It’s just my kind of movie.  I am pretty sure Tony will be taking a nap, but I am happy he’s going to see this with me.

Happy November 1st!  Can’t believe it’s November already, October went by with the blink of an eye.  Pretty sure they’ll be Christmas music on the radio today.

Have a great weekend!

Oh, and don’t forget to vote for my Honey Roasted Almond Shortbread Cookies – the voting ends on November 4 – thanks!