Make-Ahead Meals; a good way to start the festive zest and excitement. These make-ahead meals are a celebratory ritual. However, when done right, they can make stress free dinners and also after trick-or-treat. Halloween is the beginning of the festivity. People decorate their homes and splurge on costumes. Children are also happy to have holidays. They welcome the break by helping their parents and neighbors.
Before gorging sweets, it is important to eat nutritious food to energize and keep up the spirits. Too much sweet and calories can make you sluggish and lazy. If the celebration commences with the right food, the excitement of the festival doubles up. You tend to be fresh and ready to jump around. There are a few recipes that enhance happiness. These recipes can be made in bulk and stored. They are handy when there is a surprise visit from family or friends.
Slow cooker green chili is an excellent starter. It is a ‘go-to’ dish. The warm and mushy texture of the dish is mesmerizing. You can cook and keep it beforehand. Moreover, you can serve it with nachos, guacamole and bake it with cheese. If you prepare and refrigerate it, you can use it whenever you like. It can go up to days. So whenever you are expecting a guest this festive season, just heat it and serve. Your pantry should be well-stocked during the festive season. You must have nachos, chips, and popcorns handy for any kind of emergency.
Trick-or-treat is an exciting tradition that is followed on Halloween. Children dress up and go house hopping for treats. If they are not treated, they play pranks on the owners. The children make groups and go jumping around the entire neighborhood. The people happily and willingly keep goodies ready for children. The treat is usually candy and also money in some cases. It depends on the house owner how he wants to treat the children. However, when he chooses to trick, children have tricks or pranks ready for owners.
The tradition is traced back to as far as the 16th century in Britain and Ireland. Children wore costumes and went house to house to collect food and fancy candies. People willingly kept their shenanigans ready. They waited till children came and asked for fanciful stuff. They keep singing trick-or-treat while they go in customized and innovative costumes. The trick-or-treating usually begins at dusk and goes on till night. The roads are decorated with fairy lights and crepes to give the entire neighborhood a festive feel. There is festive music that plays on in the background. People come close to a community. There are a lot of community meals which people relish.