Mr. Lolcat and Mister Peanut Butter

Oliverlolcat2Oliver did this the other day, and the picture came out pretty well, so here is Lolcat #2. Look at how long he is! I thought it was hilarious how he stretched his body out, and I couldn’t get head-to-toe in the whole picture.

It’s also that time of the year again . . . everyone’s favorite holiday!

Christmas? No.

Thanksgiving? No.

Arbor Day?  Uh – no.

It’s Halloween!  I’m not dressing up this year (boo hoo) and part of the reason is Halloween candy.

I bought two small bags of candy a couple of weeks ago.  The Halloween candy basically comes out over Labor Day weekend. I always wondered who would buy their candy that early. I think I’ve finally come to the conclusion that it’s people who tell themselves they are stocking up for Halloween, but who are actually eating it in advance.  Therefore they have to go back and buy more in order to satisfy the trick-or-treaters.

But of course for the money- and waistline-wise out there, they’ve got TOO MUCH candy and need recipe help for all those leftovers.  Therefore this food website is available to help everybody out with recipes for such treats as caramel apples, candy pizza and peppermint patty brownies.

Caramel apples with your leftovers?  Right.  First of all, what cheapskates give caramels for Halloween?  Second, who’s going to gather up enough to make caramel apples? It takes a whole bag melted down to make 5 apples, according to the average recipe.  And, take it from me – it’s really hard to make a realistic caramel onion.

Anyway, Halloween is the time of year when the ghouls come out, the witches cackle, and the candy’s everywhere.

Halloween_candy So, here you have the modest candy outlay at the Casil house.  I thought I had bought a 6-pack of Reese’s bats.  No, these are Reese’s pumpkins, which are just as good – maybe better.

I purposely unwrapped the pumpkin to showcase its glossy chocolate sheen.

Mmmm.  If you like regular peanut butter Reese’s cups, you will LOVE the pumpkins. Candy Blog has a review of the eggs, which are very similar to the pumpkins – and to the bats, which started as a Batman Dark Knight tie-in, believe it or not. You will note that there are the uneaten “Minis” in the bowl, and that only Milky Way and 3 Musketeers are left.  That’s right, someone (whom?) ate all the Snickers Minis.  Now, if you do go visit Candy Blog, there’s a bit of controversy as to whether or not the eggs are real chocolate, or “mockulate.” I truly never knew there was such a thing as “mockulate” until reading the Candy Blog.  Now?  I fear that it is everywhere.  And it might be wise to stock up on Reese’s this Halloween, because there are rumblings over at Candy Blog that the quality is about to be lowered, and that the words “milk chocolate” have . . . disappeared from the label. If that’s not horror, I don’t know what is.  I cant haz choklat?

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