Friendly Fill-Ins: Week 25


Annie at McGuffy's Reader and Ellen at 15andmeowing are co-hosting a weekly meme called Friendly Fill-In'sAll you have to do to participate is complete the statements and link your post up hereThis is a fun way to get to know each other a little better!

Here are the this week's statements:

1. The first thing I check when I go online is __________________.

2. My signature dish is ____________________.

3.  My Halloween night is usually  __________________.

4.   Trick or treaters _________________.


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Here are my answers:
 
1. The first thing I check when I go online is games waiting for me to play my turn at Words with Friends and Yahtzee. Then I check Facebook and my Bloglovin' feed to see who has posted something new.

2. My signature dish is - I don't have one, I very rarely cook for company.  Papa Bear most enjoys simple meals like meatloaf, beef stew, and cheesy chicken rice. 

3.  My Halloween night is usually uneventful because we live out in the country.  I miss the fun years of many kids coming to the door.  This was especially true when we lived in military housing where children resided in nearly every house on the block.

4.   Trick or treaters, especially the little ones, are delightful!  I love parents who get creative and make something at home for them to wear instead of buying a costume at the store.
 
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22 comments:

  1. Oh, the costumes I have made! A grand is wearing one this year his mother used to wear.

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    1. Me too, Gail! The best was a perfect rendition of the Pink Panther. The worst to sew were two Care Bears made from furry fabric that shedded all over the floor, table, and sewing machine as I worked, but the kids loved them! :-)

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  2. My mother would occasionally make costumes for the kids. My oldest always liked to be a princess and grandma would always make a frilly long dress for Christmas and it got recycled the next Halloween as a princess dress.

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    1. Perfect solution for the princess! Ours were never expensive, just lots of love and a bit of creativity involved. My kids remember them fondly, so I must have done ok.

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  3. I think the homemade costumes are superior to the store bought ones, too. I've never made one, though. Maybe some day. :)

    I bet it was great fun trick-or-treating on a military base!

    Have a blessed weekend.

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    1. Kids are probably delighted with either, as long as they can be whatever character they want, Suzanne. I had a lot of fun doing it for them though. Yes, so many kids lived in military housing, and it was a very safe neighborhood, at least at that time.

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  4. The simple meals are the best. Meatloaf is outstanding. Food does not have to be fancy to be good. A good pone of cornbread and some beans and rice are tasty and filling.

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    1. Papa Bear would totally agree with you David. He loves beans and cornbread too! The only time we do "fancy food" is the occasional night out for ribeye steaks at Texas Roadhouse, or crab legs at Joe's Crabshack,but we have to drive two hours if we want those, so it doesn't happen very often! :-)

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  5. 1. The first thing I check when I go online is my email or Facebook.

    2. My signature dish is non-existent unless you count cereal since I do not cook.

    3. My Halloween night is usually nostalgic, brings back nice memories and I love handing out the candy to the trick-or-treaters.

    4. Trick or treaters make me smile!

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    1. I think most of us would feel a little lost if our Internet service stopped working! :-) I haven't done a lot of cooking in recent years, but now that I am home I am doing more and Papa Bear is enjoying it. For myself only, a sandwich, salad, or cereal is fine. Halloween is a nostalgic time for me too, so many good memories of when my kids were young!

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  6. Old fashioned country cooking is also my Sweetie's favorite!

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    1. I think most of enjoy that because it's tied up in the memories of what we ate as kids, when families really did sit down together for dinner at night.

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  7. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I wish we got trick or treaters, but we are in the country too. Have a nice weekend!

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    1. You're welcome, I really enjoy this each week! :-) I love everything about living in the country except Halloween. But nowadays there are more organized events for kids in town so not as many trick-or-treaters as there used to be in town either. It's safer that way, just kind of sad to see another tradition fade.

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  8. It sounds like you have some signature dishes. I bet your meatloaf or cheesy chicken rice are yummy. I've always wanted to play Words with Friends. The little trick-or treaters are the best!

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    1. They are basics, easy and good, which is my favoite way to cook, Annie! Now if I could teach the cats to do the dishes (although they are quite willing to help) ;-) I agree that the littlest trick-or-treaters are the cutest, it is still magical to them! You are welcome to play Words with Friends with me, it's fun. Email me, my address is in the sidebar and I always like new opponents!

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  9. Halloween has been pretty quiet here in recent years. I don't know what it's going to be like this year but I have candy just in case :)

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    1. It becomes more that way each year as communities hold group activities and parents are more cautious, all of which is sadly necessary. If I kept candy just in case, I'd have to eat it all in the days following... and I surely would! ;-)

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  10. Thank you for participating in the Friendly Fill-Ins. Happy Halloween.
    Annie at ~McGuffy's Reader~

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    1. I enjoy them, and look forward to Fridays to see what everyone else said!

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  11. Oh I would love to make my kids costumes! That would be great -- but that's a creative gene I didn't get I fear. The thought of me with a sewing machine, is actually quite terrifying. ha. We had hundreds at our house. Literally. I bought 3 boxes of mini chocolate bars, all 100 count. And a box of licorice and suckers... and NOTHING was left. All gone. Not even a spare lollipop for mama! :)

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    1. Wow, you were indeed mobbed by costumed creatures! I think kids are happy with pretty much any costume that is fun for them. I have no doubt that yours had a wonderful time... and hopefully shared their treats with you! :-)

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