This year, I decided to try out some new things for our fall festivities.
Typically for Halloween, we've stayed around our neighborhood to do some trick or treating (pretty boring!). This year, we took our boys to The Paddock (weekend before Halloween), and then we headed to Crescent Hill to the famous Frankfort Ave. for the real stuff. Oh my goodness, was everything decorated to a T. All of the homes were decked out, tons of adults in costumes! I honestly can't wait to go back for next year! Such a great experience for the family, def must see for anyone in Louisville.
The day after Halloween, I wanted to commemorate my grandfather for Dia De Los Muertos. To be honest, this was my first time celebrating this Hispanic holiday. Growing up, we only celebrated Halloween (although I knew of Dia De Los Muertos), but I've been yearning to teach my sons' more of our culture and traditions.
I cooked my Grandfather's favorite meal (according to my grandma it's Caldo De Res (a beef soup)), ate his favorite nuts (with his actual nutcrackers that were given to me as a gift), and displayed his picture for my kids to see. It was a lovely family dinner.
The day after, we celebrated All Saints Day (I am a very non-conservative Catholic) in honor of Saint Anthony. I really don't consider myself religious, as much as I consider myself spiritual.<3 I pray to St. Anthony for many things, and feel he helps us out very much! (Diving into some personal beliefs in this post I guess, lol.). I made a simple Rotini Pasta & cheese dish, served with Asiago Bread from Lucky's Market, and Beringer Wine (I'm not a huge Wine drinker, but I'm obsessed with this one!)
What was your Halloween like?