Bits & Bites – Halloween Edition

Bacon PumpkinI’m so excited for Halloween! In my opinion, nothing is more fun than inviting friends over for a spooky night of movies. It’s always my luck that a trick-or-treater rings the door bell just as the movie is chest-deep in suspense. I jump three feet in the air!

Halloween is, frankly, the only night of the year where I even tolerate scary movies. I’m a chicken at heart, which all began in college…

My roommate Alison and I took the plunge to see the spookiest Halloween movie in 2005: The Exorcism of Emily Rose. That night I crawled into bed, drifted to sleep. A few hours into dreaming I woke up. I couldn’t move. My breathing slowed and became shallow. My eyes darted around the room for any sign of movement. I took a deep breath and reached for my cell phone to check the time. It was just after 3:00 a.m. Oh no.. no..no..no.

In the movie (SPOILER ALERT) the main character became possessed in her college dorm room during the “devil’s hour”: 3:00-4:00 a.m.

Alison was sleeping peacefully across the room on the top of her bunk bed (her desk was below). I moved slowly and climbed down the latter of my bed. Not sure of what to do, I climbed Alison’s latter to gently wake her up. I arrived at the foot of her bed and started whispering “Alison”…. “Alison”… she woke up, looked at me and started screaming!

To this day, this is a classic story that’s told each year. Alison couldn’t see my face, just an outline of my body and I was the crazy fool scaring the bejeezus out of her.

After that night I slept with the lights on for a month, which is why I save one night a year for a good scare and leave it to my husband to comfort me. If you’re planning to get your scare on with a festive Halloween party, here are my go-to bacon treats to make. No tricks here!

Onion Bacon Dip
MyRecipes.com

Onion Bacon Dip

Gooey and Cheesy Warm Bacon Dip
Kitchen Meets Girl

Cheesy Bacon Dip

Bacon Wrapped Smokies (of course!)
Bacon Bites Blog

Bacon Wrapped Smokies

Bacon Wrapped Butternut Squash
Paleo Leap

Bacon Wrapped Butternut Squash

Apple Bacon Mac & Cheese
Virtually Homemade

Stove Top Macaroni and Cheese

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