Sunday, October 14, 2012

I've been boo-ed!

Thanks to Laura from TIPS: Teach, Inspire, and Prepare Students for linking me up in the latest linky party: 
Here are the rules...

1. If you've been boo-ed, copy and paste the above pic and these "rules" into your post.

2. Give a shout out to the blogger who booed you and link back to their site!

3. Share 3-5 October activities, books, products (maybe yours or someone else's) or freebies(s) that you love!

4. Share the Boo love with 5 bloggers-make sure you check this link so that you don't repeat the "Boo"

5. Link up {here} so that others can find you and read about your October ideas! While you are there check out the other great blogs!

So since I live in a Muslim country, we don't "do" Halloween. I did manage, before I was told that witches and ghouls are considered "haram" {not to be talked about - forbidden or sometimes sacred}, to make one Halloween-esque activity that I can share.{ There is no worksheet or anything, though, since I was mid-create when I found out.}
Another thing I can share is an absolutely delicious recipe that I made for the Canadian Thanksgiving dinner we shared with some fellow teachers here in Kuwait. It's a Martha Stewart find called "Pumpkin Ice Box Pie" and I can't wait to make it again!
These are the ingredients {click the link above for directions to make - you will NOT be disappointed!}:
  • For The Crust

    • 16 cinnamon graham crackers, broken into large pieces - I was shocked after sending Jeff out with a grocery list that he actually found these in Kuwait! I won't mention the outrageous price, but suffice it to say the old "arm and a leg" phrase sprang to mind.
    • 1 tablespoon dark-brown sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
    • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • For The Filling And Topping

    • 3 teaspoons unflavored powdered gelatin (from 2 packets)
    • 1 can (29 ounces) pure pumpkin puree
    • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
    • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
    • 1 cup packed dark-brown sugar
    • 3/4 to 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground or freshly grated nutmeg, plus more for garnish
    • 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
    • Yum yum! And since we have two - yes, TWO!! - surprise days off from school, I'm thinking of making it again. {There is a fairly major conference happening where several Asian dignitaries will be attending to speak about economic development and since our school is very near the airport, all the surrounding roads will be closed for safety! Awesome.}
    And the last activity I have to share is one that I won in a giveaway from Lori Rosenberg: 
    Halloween Scrambled Sentences Preview
    Check it out in her store by clicking above. It's a really cute packet!
    Here are the five bloggers I want to BOO:
    Learning With Susie QMy PhotoSensational Seconds
    Thanks again, Laura!


  1. I'm so glad you are enjoying the Halloween sentences! And, pumpkin ice box pie looks yummy! I love pumpkin anything!
    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  2. Yummy! Ice Box Pie! Thanks so much for joining in on the fun and sharing!