Wednesday, November 25, 2009


To add to the post below: We had a wonderful Halloween this year. We were grateful that we weren't walking around with painkillers, and crutches like last year after Jimmy's ankle surgery. We were glad for good friends, our ward Halloween party, and our creativity for fun costumes. We present Captain Jack Sparrow and his first mate for life!

And, we present our fun friends at the ward Halloween Party. We had a blast!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Graveyard Cake

Jimmy and I had a great Halloween. We were Capt'n Jack Sparrow and his first mate and had a blast! (Pictures to come) We made our traditional graveyard cake it is a very fun tradition in the Brown Family Household and the recipe was requested. And so, for your enjoyment as well as ours...

Halloween Graveyard Cake

2 1/4 C Oreo Cookie Crumbs
1/2 C Sugar
1/2 C Margarine (melted)
1 8oz pkg Creak Cheese
1 12oz pkg Cool Whip (thawed)
1 pkg Orange Jello
1 pkg Candy Corn and Pumpkins
1 pkg Milano Cookies (or other oval cookies)
Colored Frosting for decorating
Green Sprinkles for decorating

-Mix 2 cups of cookie crumbs with 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 cup melted margarine. Press into 9x11 pan and refrigerate till cool.
-Beat cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar till smooth, then add 1/2 container of cool whip and blend together.
-Spread cream cheese mixture over cookie crumb layer covering all edges, and refrigerate.
-Make Jello till slightly thickened and spoon over cream cheese layer. Refrigerate till firm.
- Spread remaining cool whip onto Jello and refrigerate.
- Decorate with remaining cookie crumbs and green sprinkles for dirt and grass. Add tombstones and decorate like a graveyard.