Does mayonnaise go bad?

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After a morning of last minute Halloween costume shopping, I find myself generally appalled at the lengths costume shops go to in making ‘sexy’ (read: skanky) versions of Halloween costumes.

Today, I kid you not, I saw a sexy version of Nemo from “Finding Nemo”… essentially this is an orange and white striped mini dress, with orange  bow trim. Yikes.

 

My costume is a little less provocative. And much less disturbing. Anyone want to guess?

The cure for all this hectic Halloween-ing is a leisurely BLT sandwich afternoon with one of my favorite people 🙂

Which brings me to an important question: does mayo ever go bad?

Halloween on my mind

This is no surprise, but I LOVE this time of year!

And I can’t stop thinking about pumpkin patches, candy corn, sweet fresh apples and all the organizing, planning and fun of the holiday season. (What? You mean your idea of fun isn’t planning Christmas three months in advance? You poor thing.)

Cooler weather (just like warmer weather, spring, winter, etc…) also means pasta. Vincent didn’t know I had a bucketload of frozen tomatoes in my kitchen, so he brought by some garlic tomato sauce to go with tonight’s dinner.

We used my dad’s recipe for Parmesan chicken, and served it with pasta and tomato sauce. And wine. I made extra chicken and turned that into a sandwich for lunch at work today! Look at me, little miss productivity!

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The ‘Tron’ soundtrack is playing as I type this. If only this post were so epic.

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This last photo is cool only because I centered the reflection of the dining room light in the center of the glass, so it kind of looks like a teeny ping pong ball is floating in there.

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As you can see, the Halloween decorations are on display. Since Halloween is like, tomorrow, and parties started last weekend, I’ve gotta ask. What is your Halloween costume??

Are you recycling old costumes? Do you trick or treat?

I’d tell you mine but I still have no idea what that will be…

The chill is in the air

Briskness has returned to the air. It may finally be time to get the winter clothes out of storage and start wearing scarves again!

Of course, now that I have typed that, we will have a heat wave.

Last night was chilly enough for me to pull out my big ‘ol college sweatshirt and fuzzy slippers.

After a year of freezing, I finally put my tomatoes of last year’s garden to use by making tomato sauce.

I’m sure there is a better way to do this, but I didn’t feel like pasta and I was cooking for one. I cooked some chicken, plain, and poured my homemade tomato sauce over it. Then I ate the whole concoction with some cornbread. Found the mix in the cupboard! Love when I buy things and then forget about them until the perfect moment.

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The secret is to skin the tomatoes, which is pretty easy once they are frozen. Then, shake some garlic salt and other spices, to taste into the pot where your tomatoes are boiling down. Once you’ve got a good consistency, pour over cooked chicken!

Of course, while you do this the cornbread muffins are in the oven. Then enjoy!