2 sticks cinnamon
1 tsp. allspice
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 2 cups sugar
- 15 ounce can of pumpkin
- 2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- 1/2 tsp. cloves
- 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
- Mix the first four ingredients.
- Sift and add the dry ingredients. Increase the amount of spices if you desire stronger flavors.
- Pour into greased jelly roll pan and bake at 350° for 25 -30 minutes.
You can drag out those games you played years ago too, like musical chairs. Dance the Hokie Pokie or play Pin the Stem on the Pumpkin and allow kids and adults to interact.
For this game you'll need a small pumpkin, a reader, a circle of friends that know (or are learning) right from left and this little story. Whenever the kids hear the word "right" they pass the pumpkin to the person on their right and when they hear the word "left" they pass the pumpkin to the person on their left. All the participants will need to put on their listening ears because this game gets tricky. Party host can have a small prize ready for the person that is holding the pumpkin at the end of the game. I love the fact that adults can play this game and enjoy it just as much as kids and since I have never been good and left and right, it makes for fun mistakes!
"Mr. Right and his two children left their home to go trick or treating. His daughter held Mr. Right's right hand and his son held his left hand.
The three turned left on the sidewalk and walked right passed the neighbor's house because they knew the neighbors had left this afternoon to go car shopping. Their car hasn't been running right since August.
At the second house on the right, the neighbors had left the light on and had also left a basket of candy and a note saying that they would be right back.
At the third house on the right Mr. Right and his kids didn't stop because the neighbors hadn't left their light on but they had left their sprinkler on and it was spraying from the gate right up to the door.
"All right!" said Mr. Right's son at the fourth house on the right. The neighbors at this house had their lights on and asked the trick-or-treaters to come right on up to the porch. "My wife and I are eating all of the candy right up and we're glad you got here while we still have some left," said their neighbor.
At this moment Mr. Right's daughter realized that she'd left her trick-or-treat bag at home. "That's all right," said the neighbor. "Our son left for college but I am sure he left a pile of old Halloween bags right here in the closet."
The Right children said thank you and looked right and left before they crossed the street to come back down the left side. At the first house on the right there was a spooky spider right on the gate. To the left of the gate there were three pumpkins and to the right of the gate there was a funny scarecrow with a broom in his left hand. These neighbors had really decorated the yard up right for Halloween night and they had plenty of great candy left.
The Right family trick or treated at the four houses that were left and soon there was hardly any room left in their trick or treat bags.
Who is holding the pumpkin? They win a prize!