Costumes, Candy, and Casseroles. Oh my!
We love Halloween, when the spooks come out, the kids swarm for candy, and families enjoy a cozy evening telling ghost stories with the lights turned low. Whether you’re looking for a costume, need candy to hand out, or a quick and easy dinner, we’ve got you covered!
Need a Scare-riffic Costume?
Uplifting Deals has a whole section of clothing! While some costumes may be in stock (you can never tell what’s going to show up on our shelves), we also have clothing to transform your little darling into a scary, cute, or fun creature of the night! A little imagination can turn a t-shirt into a top for Thing 1 or Thing 2 from The Cat in the Hat, or become the blood-soaked top for a teenage zombie. Unleash your imagination and visit our clothing section for inspiration!
Or maybe you’re feeling a little nostalgic? We’ve got sheets perfect for little ghosts as well!
Find Candy For Those Adorable Little Demons
Worried that kids won’t be impressed with candy in other holiday themes? Speaking as a former kid, we didn’t care what form or wrapper encased the sugar-filled treasure! Kids will eagerly gobble down a Reese’s Easter Egg or Christmas-themed hard candy. All they care about is a full bag and a slightly aching belly at the end of their gastronomic shakedown! We’ve got deals on all kinds of candy to delight their sugar-crusted tongues.
What’s for Dinner After the Festivities?
Once the trick-or-treating is done and the costumes stored until next year, it’s time for a warm dinner. Of course, we’ve got your back on this one! This recipe is a classic casserole called “Spanish Delight.” Is it Spanish? I don’t know, but it’s certainly delightful and you can make it with ingredients we sourced at our store. If you are shopping for all of the ingredients, the entire grocery bill came to $25 but you also have leftover hamburger and cheese for at least two more meals. For this particular casserole, the cost of ingredients only comes to $9.50, and feeds up to six hungry people.
Oil, salt, pepper, regular spices, and onions are shelf-stable products that tend to be in most pantries, so I’ve included them in this recipe.
Spanish Delight Recipe
1 small onion, chopped
A splash of vegetable oil
1 lb hamburger
1 tablespoon cumin
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 15 oz can tomato sauce
1 10 oz can Ro-tel
1 15.25 oz can corn, drained
1 lb. macaroni or preferred pasta
12 slices of American cheese or ½ lb of grated cheese of your preference
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Saute the onion in oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat until the onion is soft. Add hamburger, sprinkle chili powder, cumin, and salt over the top and cook the hamburger, breaking it into bits until it’s brown. Add tomato sauce and ro-tel and simmer for five minutes. Add the corn and stir in. Turn off the heat and set aside until the pasta is ready.
Cook the macaroni or pasta using the directions on the box. Drain and put into a large bowl. Add the hamburger mixture and stir to combine.
Grease a 9”x13” casserole dish. Put the mixture into the dish and top with your preferred cheese. Put in the oven and bake for twenty minutes, removing when the cheese is melted and golden.
Let sit for five minutes to cool slightly. Serve in bowls to all your little goblins!