I’ve always been very fond of October, it’s the month where you really begin to notice the seasons change. The nights are clear, the days are crisp, the smell of chimney smoke begins to permeate the evening air and piles of crunchy orange and brown leaves settle along the footpaths. Sure it can be a little depressing when you realise that you’re spending increasing amounts of your time in darkness; it’s dark when your alarm goes off in the morning and it’s dark when you’re getting home in the evening, but there’s lots to look forward to in October too – You don’t have to feel like a total loser for choosing to spend your nights on the couch instead of going outdoors, you get to snuggle up in warm and cosy winter jumpers, you can drink hot chocolate with lots of marshmallows once again, and of course there’s the little business of Halloween.
Halloween used to be my favourite holiday when I was younger, possibly even more so than Christmas. I remember one year being sick on Halloween and thinking that it would probably go down in history as one of the worst nights of my life. I had almost recovered by Halloween night but of course my parents wouldn’t let me go out trick or treating because I still had a temperature or some other stupid reason like that. Oh how I hated them. I tossed and turned in bed listening to the fireworks and delighted shrieks and shouts of the children outside, the children whose parents had loved them enough to let them go trick or treating. I couldn’t resist getting out of bed and looking out the window which only served to torment me further. But that was many years ago and now that I’m a super mature grown up lady Halloween just isn’t as important to me anymore…except that it is. I love all things Halloween including these super cute Meringue Ghosts. They’re easy to make and even easier to eat with a delicate and crispy shell surrounding a sweet and chewy centre. We ate them with some whipped cream and a little salted caramel sauce. And sure why not!
Recipe from joyofbaking.com