I hope you're all having a great Halloween! We had lots of fun today, with each kid having a Halloween party at their school. Then there was trick-or-treating tonight. They had such a good time. They came home and each ate like 6 pieces of candy. That was after the other 15 or so pieces they had before we even went trick-or-treating!
For dinner this evening, I kept it quick and easy with spaghetti pomodoro, salad, and garlic bread. For the pomodoro, I just soften a chopped red onion and lots of garlic in some olive oil. Then add a can of crushed tomatoes with basil. (I use a 28oz can for a 13.25 oz. box of spaghetti.) Add a splash of balsamic, a smidge of sugar and a pinch of salt. Simmer for a half an hour or so, and toss with pasta. I usually use whole wheat spaghetti. It's a really easy meal for a busy evening.
I finally tore myself away from NPR today (Dammit! I just remembered that "Splendid Table" is on as I write. It's actually almost over. Oh, well. I can try to catch it later), and decided to listen to Cursive's "Domestica." I love that album so much. It's about a nasty divorce. The lyrics are so bitter and very sarcastic at times. Sounds really bad, but it is just out-of-control awesome. Check out "The Martyr" on their myspace page. Well, apparently I was really digging the Saddle Creek sound, because without even thinking about it, I next played Bright Eyes' "I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning." I just can't get over what an outstanding album that is. It blows my mind. For real.