Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sunday Favorites - A Repeat of a favorite post

It's time again for Sunday favorites hosted by Chari at Happy to Design. This Sunday I want to share a favorite post from November 1, 2008. I wanted to share this one because of the cute Halloween food, since that's the holiday coming up next week. Hope you enjoy and be sure to head over to see everyone else's favorite post.

The Office...Halloween

Well, I have quite a few pictures to share about yesterday's Halloween fun, but first let me start with our office Halloween Party. This is only the 2nd potluck they have had since I've been there and we really enjoy them, not sure why we don't have more.

Here's some pictures of the food. I took my broccoli salad, and I'm going to post pictures and the recipe in the next post. Angelica took an Ambrosia Salad, Michele made Monster Stuffed Bell Peppers that were really cute, Mary brought a Green Salad with a ranch-salsa style dressing and Anna brought her yummy Chicken Enchiladas with her Avocado Salad.

First, Angelica's Ambrosia Salad. It had miniature marshmallows, slivered almonds, shredded coconuts, whipped cream and Jello pistachio pudding. It's such a beautiful color, I love this picture!

Michele really went all out. She made some Monster Stuffed Bell Peppers, which were bell peppers that were dressed up with tongues and eyes and horns. Here's some before and after pictures. She was worried that after they were baked they would be ugly, and they were, but that made them look even better cause then they really did look like Monsters!

And here's a whole little family of them. Michele even grew these peppers, they're from her own garden! Michele says she simply made the stuffing using ground beef and a little bag of meatloaf seasoning, simple and soooo eye appealing!

Anna made some yummy Chili Verde Shredded Chicken Enchiladas. She used canned Chili Verde and boiled her chicken. She seasons the chicken after she shreds it. She serves them with her avocado salad made with chunks of avocado, tomato and red onion.

I wish I had taken better pictures of Anna's food, but she got there last minute and everyone was hungry and so was I!

And now pictures of some co-workers and me.

Angelica and I sharing a moment after stuffing ourselves. I think that's why we're both smiling!
And here's Mary, waiting patiently for 5pm and time to go home. She looks fed and happy too!

Anna brought her father in law to share the meal with us. He was such a nice man and he really loved the food, he had compliments for everyone!They're sitting at my workstation and I have some more pictures to post of that later. We had a great time and sent pictures to our corporate office. The President of our company sent us an Atta-Boy and said it was nice to see us getting involved.


  1. Hi Alicia!

    Looks like you guys had a fun party at work. Are you having one this year?

    I would never of thought of "monsterizing" stuffed peppers! LOL That was a great idea.

    I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

  2. What a fun potluck and all the food looks soooooooo good. Now I am really hungry. Hugs, Marty

  3. Diann @ The Thrifty Groove - I think we're going to have one this Friday. I made pumpkin bread today and doubled the recipe and then froze half so I can bake it Thursday night.

    I really loved the monster stuffed peppers too, that's why I was excited to share them with everyone.

    Thanks for stopping by.

  4. marty (A Stroll Thru Life) - Posting this again made me hungry too Marty. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with this year.

  5. The food is cute! The Monster Stuffed Peppers are such a creative idea!


  6. ButterYum - I knew everyone would love those peppers! Michele had a great idea with those, plus they were tasty.

  7. Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking - Ditto what I just said to ButterYum. It was so cute to me how they looked before cooking, cute and after cooking halloweeny!

  8. Alicia, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such gracious comments on my home. You asked about the chair I have with the greek letters on the upholstery. That is a piece that I have had for about 10 yrs and I bought it that way. It is a Thomasville chair and I was lucky enough to find it when they had their showroom displays on sale. I really enjoy it. Thanks for asking. Hugs, Marty

  9. Hi Alicia...

    What a great post to share with us for Sunday Favorites, my friend! I'm so happy to have you join in with the fun this week!!!

    Ohhh...I love office parties! Hehe! I am now retired (2 yrs.) but worked at a public school with special needs students for several years...we had great food parties! hehe! gals went all out...some great food there, my friend! The chicken enchiladas and avocado salad looked so yummy! But I have to tell you that the monster stuffed peppers were soooo cute! What a great idea...I'm saving that idea!!! You know...the only thing bad about having office food parties is trying to stay awake the rest of the afternoon after getting your stomach so full! Hehe!

    Have a super Sunday, my friend!

  10. One of the things I miss about teaching is the pot lucks.
    Man they were good.
    The monster peppers are too cute!
    I am SO making those!

  11. Those stuffed peppers look scary AND delicious at the same time.

    The chicken enchiladas - - - YUM!!!

    I think I want to come to one of your work lunches!!!


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