Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Hello to all!!! Just dropped by to say a huge thank you to all the trick-or-treaters and friends that came by last night. It was another hugely successful Halloween visit, we had so much fun!!! I am including pictures and video with this post so be sure and take a peek at those. We are already plotting, I mean planning, our visit for next year and we will keep you updated here on the blog so stop by often. Until next post, this is Elizabeth saying THANKS once again!

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

We're ready for you!!!

Hello all, I hope all you little ghosts and goblins are ready for this year’s night of fright! The night is approaching fast and my sisters and I are ready for you. We got the treats all bagged up and the caretakers are getting the Abbey cemetery all ready. Halloween night we will be waiting for you stirring up trouble in our cauldron for all the little trick-or-treaters. All the jack-o-lanterns will be there with Crow guarding over them and Cousin Grimm will be watching from afar lurking in the dark. It promises to a FRIGHTFULLY good time; see you there (if you are brave enough). ~ Elizabeth

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Agnes here...

Hello, how are all you mortals out there in…oh, whatever! I just can’t be nice to you people, you make my skin crawl. Ordinarily, I like that, but you people are just too much for me to take. Elizabeth is working our fingers to the bone (literally) with this Halloween stuff since our trip to Kansas. There is a LOT to do and Cousin Grimm has been running around with that camera of his taking pictures of us working. I’m sure he will post some of them soon. As for me I’ve been working on a batch of spells to use on all you little rascals on Halloween night, come around and beg me for candy will you? I will show you (insert creepy cackle)!!! I included a picture with this post to show you what happened to some of last years trick-or-treaters. Hummm, maybe I will enjoy this whole thing after all. Come to think of it, I can’t wait to see you, if you are brave enough (another creepy cackle)! ~ Agnes

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Halloween Menu Recipes!!!

Hello everyone!

So good to talk to all of you again, sorry it’s been so long since my last post. As you know we took a much needed vacation. The trip to Kansas was so much fun, except for one incident with a little girl in pigtails who threatened to drop a house on us when Pandora mentioned how much she liked her shoes. Oh well, some people are just impossible to get along with, huh?

So I worked out my menu for the holiday feast Halloween night and as promised I thought I’d share it with you so you can give them a try. Along with the following recipes I will serve a relish tray with a variety of pickles and olives, chips and dip and a nice spicy punch. Hope you enjoy the recipes; let me know what you think! Here it goes: ~ Elizabeth

Sweet Chili Con Carne Brew
1 can tomato paste
2lbs Hamburger
2 cans kidney beans (do not drain)
1 large can diced tomatoes
1/3 of onion diced
½ cup celery
1 large diced green pepper
1-2 tablespoons brown sugar
¼ tsp paprika
3 tsp chili powder
1 envelope home style stew seasoning
1 tablespoons flour
Brown hamburger meat and drain. Transfer to a large pot and add the rest of the ingredients. Simmer for 30 min or more to blend flavors. Perfect served with corn chips or over cornbread (I’m having chips).

Candied Fingers

Four or five packages of all beef hotdogs

One large jar of grape jelly (32oz)
½ cup mustard
½ cup water
Cut all the hotdogs into bite sized pieces and place into a large pot with a lid. Add the water and heat on low stirring occasionally until the hotdogs are just warm and juice is starting to form in the pot. Add the jelly and mustard and cover pot. Keep the heat on low and simmer for two to three hours stirring often. If the hotdogs swell and the jelly begins to boil uncover until it cools down, then recover and continue process as needed. When it’s done the hotdogs will be sticky and dark with a great sweet bar-b-q flavor.

Caramel-nut “Winged” Monkey Bread
4 cans Pillsbury refrigerator biscuits
½ cup sugar
4 tbsp. cinnamon
1 jar caramel ice cream topping
1 package chopped walnuts (about 1 cup)
Mix cinnamon and sugar together in a bowl. Cut biscuits in quarters and roll in sugar mixture. Grease or spray the bottom of a 13 x 9 inch baking pan. Place half of the coated biscuit pieces on the bottom of the pan. Top with half the caramel and sprinkle with half the nuts. Repeat for second layer. Bake at 350 for 10-14 minutes or until biscuit pieces turn golden brown. Cool 10 minutes on wire rack and turn upside down. You can substitute a bundt pan for the 13 x 9 pan for variety.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Just back from Greensburg Kansas...

Hey, Pandora witch here, just dropin' in to say “hola”!!!  We've had a groovy week of vacation and we are all rested and ready to dive into the home stretch of prep before our Halloween visit. While we were gone we went to visit friends in the Greensburg Kansas cemetery and had a smashing time. I noticed a human guy at a gravesite just crying his eyes out and saying over and over again “why did you die, oh, why did you have to die”. I felt so sorry for him, Agnes and I went over to try and help. I asked “was it your wife?” and he said no. “Was it a daughter or son” I continued. He only replied “no” each time I asked and continued sobbing and asking “why oh why?” I was so frustrated; finally I asked “well who was it for goodness sake”? Through his sobs he finally answered “It was none of those…it was my wife’s FIRST husband!” I just turned and walked away…Agnes turned him into a toad…A big shout out to everyone following our little blog from Greensburg, thanks so much and tell your friends about us!!! Talk to ya’ll later~Pandora

Sunday, September 11, 2011

A note from the spirit realm:

Everyone at the Abbey has departed for vacation this week, when they get back they will be working overtime digging up new frights for next months visit. We look forward to scaring you, I mean, seeing you then.

Rest in peace…

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Meet Crow...

Hi everyone, my name is Crow. Elizabeth is really busy this week so she asked me to drop by and introduce myself. The sisters conjured me up a long time ago to watch over their pumpkin patch. I love the little pixies that scurry around here. In fact my best friend is Stix, who just finished making himself a new home from one of Pandora’s pumpkins, doesn’t it look GREAT! Oh, and check out the new sign Elizabeth and Pandora made to tell everyone about our new blog, those two do such nice work don’t they? They are both a lot of fun, however I try to avoid Agnes, she can be cranky sometimes. I am pretty sure she had something to do with Stix losing his wings (which haven’t grown back yet) but I can’t prove it. Well I will go for now but I will try to drop back from time to time and say hi!!! Have a good day everyone!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Hi from the Fabulous Pandora!!!

Boy, am I really wigged out this morning! I woke up to find my best pumpkin had been vandalized by those awful pixies. I found this groovy love spell that you cast on a pumpkin pie and then offer it to the person you like. When they eat it, they fall madly in love with you. I worked all summer to grow a pumpkin to use in a pie, and wouldn’t you know it; those pixies made it into a new pad last night. Oh, how I hate those little hooligans!!! Now I will have to find another spell to give to Crow, this would be so much easier if he would just wake up to my awesomeness and fall in love with me on his own. I have to put a stop to those pixies some way, I know! I’m off to get a can of Raid!!! Where’s my broom!!! Catch you on the flip side!!!~ Pandora

Sunday, August 28, 2011

New sign!!!

Hello again everyone!

We’re so excited here at the Abbey! This week we put together a brand new sign that will let all the neighborhood know about this blog!!! That way they can read all about us before they come to trick-or-treat. It’s not done yet but I thought I’d give you a peek at it anyway. We should have it done and ready by October 1st.  

In the next week or two I am going to put together my Halloween menu and when I do I’ll post it here so you can try out the recipes yourself. Every year I always cook up a bunch of snacks in my cauldron. It gives us something to munch on while we are busy scaring all the little trick-or-treaters. 

Well, I think I will go for now, I have to do something about all these frogs that are infesting the Abbey. I don’t know where they keep coming from but Agnes is being very mysterious about the whole thing. Do you know what she is up to??? ~ Elizabeth

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Work Work Work...

Hi again everyone! It’s been a GREAT week here at The Abbey, aside from a small incident with the scarecrow. We are getting so much accomplished for this years visit, we even managed to capture a bunch of those "undead" pixies and put them into jars so they won’t destroy anymore of our pumpkins. Speaking of which, yesterday three more pumpkins were ready for me to cast a “life spell” on. It won’t take long and they will be alive and ready to join the others in the patch. I should go for now there is just so much to do. I will try and take a break later in the week and give you another update. Take care, bye for now ~ Elizabeth

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Stop bothering me now Elizabeth!!!

Hello, that goody-two-shoes sister of mine insists that I participate in this stupid project of here I am!!! Why she bothers with you mortals is beyond me. And to top it off she told me I had to be nice to you (the very idea makes me ill). I don’t know which sister is worse; the goody goody Elizabeth or the nit-wit Pandora. Did I tell you that one almost burnt down our scarecrow (pictured) the other day? Really! And don’t get me started on the pixies…I can’t stand to think about it anymore…I’m off to turn someone into a frog, just for fun…SO STAY OUT OF MY WAY IF YOU KNOW WHAT’S GOOD FOR YOU!!!~Agnes

Monday, August 15, 2011

Whassup from Pandora!!! :0P

Heeeelloooo out there in the Earthen realm!!! Pandora witch here. Elizabeth has been on my tushy all week to drop by the blog and check in with all you cats and kittens, so HERE I AM! Can’t stay long though, I found this groovy new love spell I’m gonna use on that dream boat man of mine. His name is Crow, he keeps those filthy little pixies from making OUR pumpkins into THEIR homes (the nerve!) Anyway, I cast the spell onto these candles and the moment he looks at them I just know he will fall head over heals for me, why wouldn’t he I’M FABULOUS!!! (I just hope he doesn’t get too close to the flame, he is made of straw you know). Anywho, I gotta split for now but I’ll let you know how the spell goes, toodle-loo ~ Pandora

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Hello from Elizabeth... this thing on...can you hear me? Oh, how does this thing work anyway??? I can tell I need to cast a spell to figure this thing out!!! Anyway, my sisters (Agnes and Pandora) are busy busy busy getting ready for our Halloween visit this year. That is when we aren't at work trying to get those pesky pixies out of our cauldron. Cousin Grimm (as in the Reaper) took a picture of us as we were discussing the "evil" things we have planned for this years visit to your world and I thought it would be a great way to say Hi and get this here blog thing going. So here it goes I'm posting it now. Oh, I hope this works! Until next time ~ Elizabeth