Punk’n

Cooking

After a weekend with friends and a fun holiday, I’ve got the post-excitement blues. But, I’m going to keep the complaints to myself today and share yesterday’s pleasures.

Pumpkin beer is required on Halloween. I’d never tried this one before, so I cracked it open while I was cooking dinner.

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It did have a nice pumpkin flavor, but was a bit bland for my taste. I think my tastebuds were ruined by Pumking.

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I’ve probably made a pizza once since moving to Durham, so I felt it was time. Apparently, pizza on Halloween is quite popular – my mom, my sister, and my neighbor all had pizza too.

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This guy featured a pesto base, dates, sage, and fontina and goat cheeses. The toppings were great, but I wasn’t crazy about the Whole Foods wheat crust. I need to get back to making my own, but you all know I’m in a cooking rut. I’m all for sneaking in healthy foods, but whole wheat crust just isn’t worth it to me.

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After dinner, Matt and I went for a walk in the neighborhood and ended up stopping at a friend’s house. She had a ton of trick-or-treaters and I took a turn passing out candy. There were so many great costumes out there, but there were also quite a few kids who were not dressed up. Who does that? There wasn’t trick-or-treating in Boston (or in college), so it was pretty fun to observe the tradition for the first time in years.

The week is flying by. Time for bed!

And a very Happy Birthday to my Dad!!  Looking forward to celebrating tomorrow!

  • Kat
    November 2, 2011 at 9:17 am

    I think it was Jenna from Eat, Live, Run who said you have to go 50-50 with white flour and wheat flours as far as crust is concerned b/c of letting the glutens develop? Otherwise you end up in the WF situation of having…an extremely dense/average crust. I’ve felt that pain before.

    Viva la white flour crust! 😉

  • Dad
    November 2, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Thanks for Bday greetings! See ya tomorrow.

  • Alex
    November 2, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    ah! all the trick-or-treating in Boston happens on Beacon Hill–which they shut down to most traffic and a lot of the brownstones get totally decked out. My brother’s building even provides a swanky bar for the parents 🙂