I know I’ve said this before, but it’s been at least a year, so I feel the need to say it again.
I LOVE OCTOBER.
It always starts with a bang, (Link’s birthday is Oct. 1), which sometimes brings me down a bit, (’cause he gets older every year, which if I think about it too long means I’m the mother of someone who keeps getting older each year. This year, he was 21. **breathe**). Before long, he’ll be catching up with me.
But once that’s out of the way, it’s all uphill. Not even MY birthday, which falls mid-October, gets me down. How can it, when October brings cooler weather, colorful trees, baseball playoffs. (GO CARDS!)
And most importantly…. candy corn and peanuts.
Honestly. Candy corn and peanuts are The. Best. Thing. about October. Well, you can have ’em anytime of the year, but I only allow myself to indulge during the month of October. And indulge I do. Nightly.
I wanted to share my love of them with my family and co-workers, but thought it too easy to just mix up a bowl of them and set them out.
So I baked with them.
They turned out okay. I mean, they were good, but to be honest, they’re not as good as plain ol’ candy corn and peanuts. So along with the treats, I’m bringing in a bowl full of simple goodness.
If you haven’t tried ’em yet, do yourself a favor. And since you’ve gotten a late start, it’ll be okay to take your new addiction into the month of November. And if you insist, I’ll continue on as well.
I took the treats to work. They were loved by all. But I could NOT bring myself to share the bowl of candy corn and peanuts. I wanted them all to myself. It’s my birthday month. I don’t have to share if I don’t wanna.