Welcome to the 13 Days of Halloween
Happy Halloween, creeps! I’m going to keep this short and to the point so that you guys can go out there and wreak some spooky havoc on the world! Muahahaha!! So, today’s post is all about the Voodoo that we do so well! Let’s face it, there’s a lot to the whole Voodoo side of things and I am only scratching the surface. However, I may delve a little deeper into this sometime in the future. But for today, let’s get a little spooky and enjoy the reason for our season. Let’s get started …
In this post
- song of the day
- some cool shizz
- what’s on the menu
Song of the Day
Some Cool Shizz
For the curious . . .
Sonuvafeckinnightmare! This pic creeps me out! But, as much as this pic gives me the creeps, I also can’t help but admire the attention to detail. Frickin’ doll parts, bruh, doll parts everywhere! This (and tonight’s stupid-ass movie) got me wondering about the whole “I was scared to death” phrase and whether it was truly possiblele to be scared to death. Turns out, it is! Check it out . . .
For the crafty . . .
Creepy Crochet Voodoo Dolls
I made these for my most favored minion and his love. Aren’t they precious? Personally, I think everyone should have their very own voodoo doll.
Here’s how I made these lil cuties.
And now, poetry . . .
Hallowed Eve's, shuttering fright fest Stealthy alias proffer lest Ghoulish mavens chicanery manifest Dupery, duplicity your mettle to test Your makeup, clothes carefully screen Bedeck your mask with orange and black sheen Your collar coif, your black hair thoughtfully preen Flowing cape with crafty folds wean Avoid witches cold, steely stare Her hexes and hoaxes beware Stewing kettle with potions laid bare Bubbling toxins your host will share Accept your meager fare Consume your rancid nightmare Then quietly from my craven lair With your jouls and remaining wits pare Copyright © Stephen Parker | Year Posted 2010
So, 90% of this movie was watched like this. I mean, it’s one of those movies that’s slow outta the gate–putt-putt-putt–and then, BAM! Shit gets reeeeeeeeal!!! And that, my friends, is why this movie is worth watching. FUBAR for daaaaaaaays!
What’s for Dinner
Once again, I will only be including a dessert and bevy choice. If your day was anything like mine, you’re feckin’ tired and just want to order a pizza or something. Anywho, tonight’s dessert is brought to you by my most favored minion. He is the equal of my dark and twisty side in every way. He’s also quite the culinary extraordinaire and proves it time and time again with his amazing food photos. See for yourself on Instagram @jeredshair (he’s also a wicked talented cosmetologist).
Gingerbread Voodoo Dolls
Gingerbread Crisp Cutouts recipe found here.
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 1 large egg
- 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in molasses and egg. Combine the dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture and mix well (dough will be soft). Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with floured 2-1/2-in. cookie cutters and place on greased baking sheets.
- Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Royal Icing (à la minion)
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- a wee bit of honey
Throw it all together and mix until smooth. Add food coloring of your choosing. (These measurements are approximations; adjust as needed to achieve desired consistency.)
If, however, you’re like me and sometimes you simply can’t muster the time nor the talent to make ’em from scratch, then grab a kit like this . . . (knives sold separately)
This colorful concoction is not only aesthetically pleasing but it’s also delish. The recipe serves 4–or–OR–it serves just me, at the end of a shit day. Feckin’ cheers, ghouls!
What you need
- Serving size 32 oz pitcher
- 4 syringes
- 4 8oz glasses
- 1 32oz pitcher
- 1 container of Green sanding sugar
- 2 bowls
- Water or Simple syrup
- 16oz of Ginger Ale
- 8oz of Lime Kool-Aid
- 4 Tbsp. Raspberry Torani syrup
- 1 can of Sprite
- Pour 16oz of Ginger Ale in first approx.. ½ way full
- Now add in the 8oz of Lime Kool-Aid
- Stir to combine
Prepare the glasses
- Pour the green sanding sugar into one bowl
- In the other bowl add simple syrup or water to ¼ way full of liquid
- Dip each glass in the simple syrup or water
- Now dip the glass in the sanding sugar twisting it so all of the edges are covered in green sugar
- Gently fill each glass 1/2 full with ice.
- Pour in the punch ONLY filling it ¾ of the way full
- Fill the syringe ½ way full with Sprite
- Add the Raspberry syrup to the syringe making it ¾ of the way full
- Place the syringe in the beverage
- Do not push the red syrup in it–allow your guests to do it
Until next time . . .
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