Monday, October 10, 2011

You've been boo'd

Our neighborhood has the annual tradition of booing each other.  This is where we anonymously drop off a bag of goodies at the neighbors door and then they do the same to another neighbor to spread the Halloween joy.

Here's how it's done:
 First, make sure you have a good supervisor!

 Have the kids create the ghost boo that will be posted on the front door.

 Gather the goodies in a bag or bucket and get ready for the drop off
 Quickly and quietly drop it off
 Leave it
 And run
Run as fast as you can before you get caught!
Since we are in full swing for fall festivities it was time for some chocolate chip pumpkin muffins.  If you want some, you better hurry because we have been eating them for breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner and dessert.

 Begin by setting the mood.  Light the pumpkin scented candle {given by awesome neighbor in the boo bag}

 Gather supplies ahead of time so you don't get half way through and realize you are out of eggs.

 Here is the secret... the recipe does not call for chocolate and it's unusual for me to make anything with out chocolate so I add about "a cup" of chocolate chips.

Find children to help you consume the sweetness.

~Here's the recipe~
sift together in large bowl:
3 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon cloves
3 cups sugar

Mix together:
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs, beaten
2/3 cup water
2 cups pumpkin (1 pound can)

Add pumpkin mixture to flour mixture by hand or if using a mixer, do not over beat.

*Here is where I add the chocolate chips*

Pour into greased muffin tins
Bake at 350* for 25-30 minutes


  1. I love boo'ing people...or I should say my kids love boo'ing neighbors! And your recipe looks sooooo yummy. Can't wait to try it out. :)

  2. That looks yummy! Will be printing that one out! :)

  3. that first pic just gets me! haha seems your 'supervisor' has dibs on becoming a 'taste tester!'

    that boo idea is scary awesome! :)

  4. Yum! That was lovely! I've never boo'd people before but now am considering it.
    oh ps. I blogged about you today, check it out! :)

  5. I love that idea, I want to boo someone! And your dog is pretty cute too :)

  6. Looks like your kids had so much fun. I love the running pics!

  7. hahaha. i LOVE the tradition. so cute. the running shots are awesome!

    and adding chocolate to a recipe that doesn't call for it - i may have posted that i did that exact thing on my cookie recipe today haha! ;)

  8. BOO!! These look delicious and sound easy!
    Cute post :)
    Lovin' the idea of the goodies drop!!
    I bet the kids have heaps of fun...

  9. You have an absolutely beautiful family

  10. Omg what a great idea!!!! What a cute little supervisor haha! Aww.. lovin' the pumpkin muffins! I make the chocolate chip pumpkin cookies very similar! allll delish :)

  11. we get "boo" every year!!!so fun!! Your recipe for pumpkin bread is almost like mine!! so good!!

  12. Those pumpkin muffins look delicious! I made a chocolate chip pumpkin bread before, I definitely love adding chocolate to pumpkin recipes. :)

  13. What a fun tradition! I think I'll try and start that in my neighborhood someday!

    You have such a beautiful blog, beautiful family...and I'm looking forward to following your blog!
    xo Steph

  14. i love the boo idea. i have heard of it before but have never boo'd someone nor have i been boo'd. :( maybe i should go boo someone. ha,
    i love anything pumpkin. YUM!
    how are you doing?

  15. What an awesome idea! I may have to start booing peaople in my neighbourhood!

  16. How adorable...I am loving this idea, and your kids are just darling! Love the pumpkin pie candle burning while making a fall treat...yum! Oh and I love the supervisor! LOL!

    Liesl :)

  17. HOW FUN and what an awesome idea! Bet the kids had the BEST time doing it. I would even want to join them in the the ringing and running away. And those pumpkin muffins loos SO YUMMY!

  18. I love that tradition:) we used to do that in my neighborhood when I was younger too!
    and I cannot WAIT to start making all things pumpkin! After looking at those pictures I may just need to go buy the ingredients so I can make some tonight:)

  19. um, about those muffins...i'm gunna die now, thanks. :)

  20. I've never heard of booing but that's soo cute and such a great idea. And you know I will be making those muffins because I love anything pumpkin, year round!

  21. Oh my gosh, that is seriously the cutest neighborhood tradition ever!! I want to live somewhere like that!!

  22. Oh My Goodness! Can I live in your neighborhood!? I want to be Boo'd! :)
    This is such a cute tradition...and a wonderful memory for your kids! LOVE this post. :)

  23. LOVE the boo idea - it's so cute and so much fun!!

  24. Your dog is adorable! We use to "boo" people each Halloween. Now my kids are too old. :(

  25. awwwwwww i love that idea! it's a sweeter version of a doorbell dash ;) that recipes looks amazing. adding it to my list. xoxo

  26. what a fun tradition!!!!! love this, I just saw you followed my blog and randomly clicked on your glad I did. so cute! love your header and button picture! amazing! following you back!


  27. i have never heard of boo'ing people, but that is sooo cute!

  28. I LOVE this idea! I am doing this to my neighbors with my kids. They will LOVE this!

  29. oh my gosh I love this! I remember doing this in my neighborhood when I grew up. Now we live closer to downtown surrounded by a bunch of non fun people haha. I can't wait to do this when we have kiddos!

  30. I wish we had people to boo. We had a Halloween party over the weekend and have so many goodies left over!

  31. We did it! :0) My daughter loved it.

  32. i love this tradition! my mom's bff still does it after many, many years! :)

  33. Such a cute idea. I wish it wouldn't be absolutely ridiculous for me to do that in my neighborhood. So fun, something to remember when I had kids.


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