Halloween Traditions and a Restaurant Worthy Recipe
Good Saturday evening loves How is everyone celebrating their Halloween weekend? It’s Saturday, so I am sure quite a few of you are enjoying a night out, but maybe some of you are being equally cool as me and just chillin’ at home enjoying some traditional Halloween movies?
I really had no plans for this weekend other than studying. Lame, I know, but seriously I get slaughtered with exams this coming week and they are all going to be tough!
Advanced Food Science Tuesday, Food Science Friday, and Biochemistry Saturday. Yeah, you can definitely conclude that this coming week is going to be pure torture, but hey… at least I have something to look forward to, right?
Daddy comes November 10th I don’t know if I am more excited for exams to be over or for him to come? No, I am definitely more excited for him to come.
Remember, even though that it seems all I do it study 24/7 that I do find everything that I study (except biochemistry) completely interesting and I could read, learn, and talk about it forever. Literally. So all and all, it really doesn’t feel like I am “studying” (unless, it is biochemistry of course).
Despite my terrifying exam schedule, I am just so not in the mood tonight for any studying what so ever. Not ideal, but what can you do. My “just do it” mantra isn’t even working on me tonight.
So what am I doing you ask?
Oh, just being super cool and watching one of my favourite Halloween movies of all time!
No, it’s not Double, Double, Toil and Trouble (which is unfortunate because I am in love with that movie)
(Weren’t their movies fantastic!?)
However, I am watching The Addams Family A Halloween classic and a yearly tradition of mine.
This movie always seems to play on my TV around Halloween every year (wonder why!? haha) and year after year I still look forward to watching it
I was Wednesday for Halloween one year you know?
I made a good Wednesday. Maybe I’ll get a hold of a picture from way back when and share it with you all A group of friends and I actually dressed up as the entire Addams family and won the award for “best group costume”.
Back in the day I was pretty into dressing up, but that was before all of my friends started dressing with minimal clothing. Once that stage hit, Halloween lost it’s fun in my opinion. I’m really not a fan of walking around in a short skirt all night pretending to be someone I’m not.
I was more like Cady off of Mean Girls (another all time favourite movie of mine; I have every single line memorized thank you very much)
I was definitely the girl showing up to the party in a scary costume while the other girls were dressed in… well let’s just say… a little bit more “revealing” costumes.
I can promise you that my Wednesday Addams costume did not look like this!
Now that is just frightening.
Even though I am not interested in dressing up for Halloween this year, I will probably throw together something for tomorrow. Tomorrow I will be attending a student council event known as BOOM day. BOOM day is a day that all student council members must attend in order to “bond” with each other. I am a huge student council nerd and am actually looking forward to this day, but definitely not looking forward to the amount of hours it is stealing away from my precious study time
On a happier and more delicious note I have a recipe for you all to try out And I seriously hope that you do actually try this one! It was so tasty I had it two nights in a row!
This recipe was inspired by nothing. Haha, seriously. The idea just popped into my head and I used Michaels Smith’s famous quote:
“My secret recipe? Cooking without a recipe!”
Oh Michael, you are so wise…
So, this is my new restaurant worthy recipe! Enjoy and please tell me what you think because I think I died and went to heaven while eating this; it was that good.
Parmesan and Pepita Crusted Tilapia
Black pepper, freshly ground
Parmesan (I used Vegan rice parmesan topping)
Pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
Heat oven to 425 degrees. Begin preparing tilapia by spreading greek yogurt over fillets. Season with garlic powder and pepper.
Bake for 10 minutes or until cooked. Meanwhile, pulse pepita’s in magic bullet or chop with knife. Combine crushed pepita’s with parmesan (pepita’s should be roughly chopped; not too small). Remove tilapia from oven and sprinkle with pepita mixture.
Broil tilapia for another few minutes until parmesan and pepita’s brown (the pepita’s become nice and toasty!)
The combination of parmesan and pepita’s is amazing. I love the fact that the nuts became toasted which created an even better flavour! Oh, and by the way, your kitchen will possess an aroma that is out of this world!
I hope you all enjoyed the recipe and my mini Halloween rant Something I just had to get off of my chest I guess?
Have a great weekend everyone Be safe if you are going out! Expect an uplifting post tomorrow evening!
Do you cook with a recipe or without?
What was the best thing you ate today?
Did you and your friends ever do group costumes?
Have you ever won an award for one of your Halloween costumes?