Post-Halloween Post

It’s been a while since I posted last but I have an explanation!

This past week has literally been one of the busiest weeks of my life. Starting on Saturday, it won’t really be over until this coming Sunday. But I’ve found a bit of free time before my first class today and I wanted to use it to write about all the wonderful things that have happened lately…So, be prepared for a long post.

It all began last Saturday. I had to wake up early to start getting ready for my first ever Halloween costume party (not the first one I’ve ever been to but the first one I’ve ever hosted). It was a potluck, but (of course) I had to cook at least something. I’ve included a recipe at the end of this post for a 7-Layer Mexican dip. I would say my 7-Layer Mexican dip, but it may or may not be the super-secret recipe of someone else. If you are that someone else, I’m really sorry because I don’t even know you but you can blame my aunt for sharing the recipe.

My costume was Red Riding Hood, which I was really excited about because I kind of have a thing for long, flowing capes. I actually made the costume up myself because all of the Red Riding Hood costumes at Party City were either slutty or for children, so mine is just a red cape accessory, an angel dress, a belt I borrowed from my sister, and cowboy boots. Apparently, though, the end result looked a lot like Amanda Seyfried’s costume in Red Riding Hood. I’ve never seen that movie, so I’ll let y’all be the judge.

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So, I dressed up as Little Red and threw a smashing Halloween party. We played Apples-to-Apples and watched Hocus Pocus (don’t even try to argue with me about whether it’s the best Halloween movie ever because it is a fact that it is). It was all very very fun!

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On Sunday, I sang in the choir at my university for our production of the oratorio Elijah, which I mentioned earlier. It was really awesome and just being in the chorus made me wish I could sing opera or play violin. If you haven’t ever heard any of the music from Elijah, you should definitely check it out.

Fast forward to Halloween, which was spook-tacular (yeah, I went there). We celebrated my friend’s 24th birthday and then I spent the night volunteering my time by trick or treating for UNICEF with my sorority’s pledge class. All in all, it was just oodles of fun.

I know it’s not Halloween anymore, but I am still posting my Halloween playlist I used at my party because it was super hip and nontraditional. You should check it out!

In the meantime, here’s the recipe for the 7-Layer Dip! Hope you enjoy!

“So Good You Can Eat It On Dirt” 7-Layer Dip

Preheat your oven to 350 and get out a 9×13, oven-safe dish.

Layer the following ingredients in order in your 9×13.

1 large can of refried beans (Use Old El Paso because those taste like deliciousness)

2 small cans (3.5 oz) or one large can (7 oz) chopped green chiles (not whole!)

1 16oz tub of sour cream

1 bunch fresh green onions, chopped

1 large brick pepper jack cheese, shredded (I ❤ cheese)

2 large jalapeños, deseeded and sliced (wear disposable gloves and wash your hands and do not rub your eyes after handling jalapeños. I warned you)

2 medium avocados, sliced.

Put the dish in the oven for about 20 minutes or until the cheese gets bubbly and delicious.

Share with friends or eat the whole thing with some tortilla chips (I prefer the huge bag of On the Border).

Until next time!

xx Chloe

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