Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Caramel Apples

I called them sticky apples and still do, even though Alexis laughs at me every time I do. Halloween was always a 'devilish' time for me. We had Halloween parties at school, and my devil costume would make its yearly appearance. I think back now and wonder what the nuns really thought of it along side them. They would set aside an afternoon for us kiddies to run around and have fun. Mom had a party once too. No sticky apples at this one, but the gang and I did have great, wet fun bobbing for apples. Hey, if you haven't tried it, it's not easy. I always thought kids with an overbite had a big advantage in the water. No fair! Hahaha! I can't remember what my brother and sisters had for costumes. Maybe they'll chime in today. Did you take part in the havoc of 'all hallows eve'? Your costume?

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  1. I do not remember my costumes other than being a skeleton one year. I remember mom used to dress as a ghost and give out candy at the door making "oohhing" sounds throughout the night. My favorite was after I returned with all of my candy would always separate the candy bars, apples, cookies etc into their respective categories. I never bit into a candy coated apple. Also remembered mom grumbling at the end of the night because the college girls would come out late with their pillow cases looking for handouts.

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  2. I always wanted to be a princess but my mother made me wear pants underneath because it was cold. Kinda screwed up the look.
    Not great memories, I always thought it was a stupid affair. Didn't like candy that much. Pizza and icecream for me.

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  3. Mostly I gave out candy or sang arias to the neighborhood cats. I once dressed up as a novelist, but no one got it :^(

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  4. i was always a cat...what else? wish i could have seen doug's "novelist" costume.

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  5. No Halloween in France :(
    But I'd like to be a witch!

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  6. A devil costume in a catholic school, how appropriate, hahaha! Bobbing for apples, a big disappointment, but I LOVED Trick or Treat...We were the stars, we belonged to our neighborhood..Best costume: Peter Pan costume my mother sewed for my brother got handed down to me...

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  7. We never celebrated All Hallows Eve but we had Halloween Parties when I was a kid in public school. Lots of fun and somehow most of us did not turn out to be devil worshippers.

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  8. je n'ais fait Halloween qu'a New York une année, et c'etait grandiose

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  9. I don't recall the costumes but, I do remember bobbing for apples on two occasions without any success. After the second time, I said enough and never did it again. We always had plenty of apples around so I didn't need to get wet to get one.

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  10. those apples look good. nope, no real halloweening for us country folk. too far to walk to the neighbors.

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  11. Oh, I love caramel apples....and I remember bobbing for apples.

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  12. Halloween today is more fun since I can see the neighborhood kids in a different way. I myself preferred the Days of the Dead in Mexico. The apples look delicious!!

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  13. PS. PS. Got home from Cuba yesterday...an amazing trip! Come visit; I've missed seeing your posts and narratives every day!!

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  14. It's funny, but I can't remember any of my Halloween costumes however that devil outfit I think I wore too with that silly cap that tied under your chin. Mom made red candy sticky apples and wore that crazy red wig! Being the youngest, I was restricted to how far I could go in the neighborhood so I was home early. You all were gone for hours coming home with pillowcases full!! The next day was All Saints Day and we had to go to early morning Mass so there was no candy to be consumed until after we got home. I was drooling over my tootsie rolls!!!!

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  15. Now I have a craving! Last year I worked in an office where it was all women dressed as witches. I was their cat. This year, new office and the group is doing a pirate theme. I have meetings all day so no looking like Jack Sparrow for me.

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  16. I'm an old curmudgeon but I hate Halloween. Maybe it's 'cause I was a teacher and the day after Halloween everyone brought candy to school (which was against the rules) and everybody ate it in plain sight and the place was inundated with wrappers and crap and the teachers really couldn't do much about it. You can't send 150 kids to the office! :-)

    I do sort of like caramel apples, though.

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  17. Yje apples look scrumptious. I loved Halloween when I was a kid. My friends' dad took a half a dozen of us around every year so we were safe with an adult. Then we went back to his house to bob for apples. It was always great fun.

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  18. No big Halloween parties, but I did adore trick-or-treating! My grandma made my favorite costume: a clown. Our only tradition is decorating dozens of pumpkin and cat cut-out cookies.

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  19. Those caramel apples are designed solely to remove fillings, caps and crowns1

    I don't remember childhood Halloween costumes, but I did like dressing up when my kids were little, to surprise kids when they arrived at my door. The earliest visitors are the youngest kids. First time I dressed up I jumped out and made a threatening growl, which started a half dozen toddlers crying. I quickly changed the costume into a friendly clown's costume and spent the rest of the trick or treating time trying to make the kids laugh. Lesson learned!

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  20. You have a couple more laps around the track than I do but I don't remember anything like this. Nothing special for the day in school. In Queens, we'd just throw on something that you could barely call a costume and go around the nearby apartment buildings begging for candy.

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  21. This bring back great memories. I wonder if I could eat one today without risk of losing some fillings.

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  22. I don't think they had trick or treating when I was growing up. It's terrible to be older than Halloween. Well, maybe not, because we had a Halloween carnival at school and I remember being invited to a Halloween party when I was about 10 or 11. My mother made me a pumpkin skirt and put something green on my head that was supposed to represent a stem with leaves. I was mortified!

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  23. Halloween isn't so big in Oz.. Bobbing for apples looks tricky..

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  24. FattyMcFAttyLikesToEatOctober 29, 2012 at 8:31 AM

    This photo looks yummy, I could eat a million, plus one(:

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