Saturday, October 20, 2018

Halloween Ideas...Art...Food...CHEESE!!!


Cheese making has begun!!! I started two wheels of Camembert yesterday and I'm hoping they'll be ready for New Year's Eve! I've recorded the process so far, so stay tuned for a video on Rainy Day Cheesemaking very soon! :)


After our latest fondue night, we wanted something a little healthier (with cheese of course!), so I made a Cheddar and Cauliflower Soup. Very good with warm buttery homemade bread!


I've had a hankerin' lately for Homemade Croissants with some Brie cheese...I decided to make them a few days ago to have with the leftover soup. I can't take credit for this Brie...but when the Cams are ready, I'll be making more croissants for sure. :)

Here are a few more pieces I created for my "Ghostober" art month!

"Mummy" (acrylic): In Ancient Egypt, the dead were mummified because it was believed that if they were not, their spirits would leave their bodies to haunt the people close to them.


"Banshee" (watercolour): A Banshee is a female spirit in Celtic lore who heralds the death of a family member by shrieking and wailing near the doomed person's home. Her cries are terrifying and ear-shattering.


"Demon" (watercolour): A demon is a fallen angel who thrives on torturing humans by possession in order to reap their souls.

Guess who learned how to add a slideshow to her blog??? I love learning new EASY things! The first slideshow has the pumpkins I've carved for the last 7 Halloweens.


And this slideshow shows all of the food I've made for the last 5 Halloweens. Thought I'd give you some ideas!



I'm going to get myself a big ol' coffee and spend the morning catching up with your blogs my friends. Then I'm off to Pinterest to find some more Halloween food ideas!

32 comments:

Linda said...

You are a clever gal! I love that slide show and I’m going to try to make one of my Santa’s!
Oh, that cheese! You are pretty amazing!
It was fun seeing all your Halloween food! I used to bake meat loaf in a pumpkin and I made dip that I put in a pumpkin. I had no idea all the food dishes you can make to go with Halloween! I’m going to look on Pinterest! I will try and find you and follow!
Your spooky art is wonderfully spooky!!

wisps of words said...

Oh your food always looks so wonderfully yummy!!!!!!! :-)

And you have so much fun, with everything you do. That's almost the best part!

✨🍁🎃🍁✨👻✨🍁🎃🍁✨

Mama Pea said...

Hooray, Rain's back in the cheese making business!

Girl, you are so very talented and creative. Your creations for "Ghostober" are wonderful. You certainly got your share, plus some, of the artistic genes!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Those slideshows are GREAT! And I love your Hitchcock/"The Birds" jack-o-lantern!

Christine said...

lovely art and yummy food!

Fundy Blue said...

I enjoyed this post, Rain! Good luck with your camembert cheese. It's one of my favorite kinds of cheese. Your food always looks so delicious. I'm well into the process of losing weight. I'm down to the last 7.4 pounds to lose, so cute, yummy Halloween cookies are off the list. I now weigh less than I have in over three decades. I'm taking it off slowly as I transform my eating habits. I'll have to check out your recipe for cheese and cauliflower soup. What great pumpkins you've carved over the years! Kudos to you for learning ow to do a slide show! Your art is progressing. I especially like your mummy. Hugs to you, and have a good one!

Stefanie said...

Your pumpkin carvings are fun. I was going to get pumpkins for the dames to carve this year but we're so busy w/tennis. Thank you for the pumpkin and card love. You've got me craving cheese now! I like your mummy drawing; it has a retro vibe and made me think of all those vintage comic book covers.

tpals said...

I never would have guessed pumpkins could turn into art. Love the details.

Susan Kane said...

You are one creative lady!

Leigh said...

I just sat down with my morning cup of coffee and thought how perfect your cookies would be to go with! I had no idea about Google slide show - very cool! So glad you've turned your hand to cheese making once again. The more we make, the better they get. :)

Pam Jackson said...

Isn't it nice to learn new stuff. My problem....I have so much stored up in the file cabinets of my mind and I would have to clean house and toss stuff to learn more...JUST KIDDING! Love the pumpkins. Love that you always have such a nice looking, comfortable set table for dinner. Thanks for sharing and for stopping over at the blog to leave me a comment.

Rain said...

Hi Linda :)) Thanks! I will be looking for your Santa slideshow!! :) I love the idea of using the pumpkins as serving dishes. I saw a "pin" where someone baked macaroni and cheese in her pumpkin!

Rain said...

Thanks Wisps of Words :) Life is to enjoy right? :)

Rain said...

Hi Mama Pea :)) Hooray! :) Thank you. :) I'm very excited about the cheese...I may not do as many as last year because we're in frugal mode, but I have some I want to try again for sure! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Debra :)) I knew you'd like the Hitchcock pumpkin!!!

Rain said...

Thanks Christine :))

Rain said...

Hi Louise :)) Congrats on the weight loss! I think that slowly is the best method. That's what I did and it more or less stayed off. Though this time of year I eat way too many chocolates...but I try to convince myself I'm putting on my "winter weight" to keep warm lol...

Rain said...

Thanks Stefanie :)) I see what you mean about the comic book covers and my mummy! That's pretty cool! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Tpals :))

Rain said...

Thanks Susan :))

Rain said...

Thanks Leigh :)) You're so right about that. I've learned a lot over the last year and a half and I keep learning more. I never want to stop!! :)

Rain said...

Hi Pam :)) LOL...my mental filing cabinets are overloaded too lol...I'm a homemaker at heart, I love to set the table and make meal time really special. We have to enjoy each moment while we can! :)

Martha said...

Lots of fun over at your place, Rain! I want to have you as a neighbour. I may have to follow you to the Maritimes :)

Sam I Am...... said...

You are very talented and where you get your energy and the time to do all of it is simply amazing! Thank you for all the ideas as Halloween is one of favorite holidays. The slide shows are great. I am still trying to IG to work for me from my pc. It won't take my password which is the one I use to access it so I guess I'll have to reset it. Thank you for your advice on that and I will keep trying! Your drawings are wonderful and thank you for the descriptions that explain the different type of 'ghouls'! LOL! Your cheeses look great! You go girl!

Sam I Am...... said...

P.S. And your pumpkin carvings are absolutely gorgeous! You are quite the artist in all things!

Rain said...

Hi Martha :)) OH YES I'd love if you followed me to the Maritimes!!! :) Wouldn't that be great fun? :)

Rain said...

Hi Sam :))Thank you :) Halloween is my absolute favourite holiday, I just love everything about it! I'm still thinking about the menu...I'm trying to come up with something really original so I have my thinking cap on :) I hope you get IG working!! It's a lot of fun :)

Nicole Thomas said...

I am still planning my spooky buffet for Halloween ... pinterest as always the greatest inspiration ;)

baili said...

I am so proud of you dear Rain!

you are such an inspiration i must say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

everything you do ,carve or cook is reveal your deep connection with life and love because without love there is no creativity i believe!

Hope coffee is as great as your food oh yummy!!!!!!!!!!!

Hugs!

Cathy Kennedy said...

Rain,

You make homemade cheese? Yum! And, croissants? Double yum! I'm going to check out your recipe in a few seconds. Your sketch work is always good but your pumpkin carving artwork is amazing! :)

The Happy Whisk said...

Oh my gosh, if I wasn't allergic, I'd give that real cheese a go. Fantastic. Loved the entire post and those cookies, that one on the bottom with the broken head and sad face.... OMG .... I flippin' LOVE IT!

RO said...

Your art is always so amazing to see, but I declare that you are such an amazing chef, food grower and more. I need that cheese right now, please!(lol) Hugs...RO