Bloody Worms in Jack O’ Lantern Peppers

Bloody Worms in Jack O Lantern Peppers for Halloween

Last year I made Spicy Spaghetti Worms in Jack O’ Lantern Pepper Pumpkins.  

And since Halloween is right around the corner, I made them again.

My girls really love these things.  Granted, they didn’t actually eat the peppers – and I knew they wouldn’t.  The good thing about this, is you can still rinse the spaghetti sauce off the pepper when dinner is over and reuse the beloved “pumpkins” in an omelet or fajita at a later meal.

But there’s something special about being served a bowl of bloody (tomato sauce) worms (fettuccine) in a jack o’ lantern (carved pepper).

Bloody Worms in Jack O Lantern Peppers for Halloween

The peppers themselves were just carved with a small paring knife in much the same design I would do on a pumpkin.  And for the meal, you can totally just throw some bottled spaghetti sauce over some noodles (I used fettuccine because they’re thicker), or you could try out my spicy version by printing this free PDF:

Spicy Spaghetti Worms in Pepper Jack O’ Lanterns

As a side note, I also threw in some chunks of pepperoni into this batch, which is totally optional (but delicious).

Happy Halloween!

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New Books and Bookworms {with free printable}

Free Bookworm Sign Printable for Gummy Worms

So, I have been SUPER busy lately….. and totally neglecting this blog.  I’ve got over a dozen half-finished posts, but I just can’t seem to find the time to sit down and edit photos and finish the posts.

And I wish I could say it’s because NaNoWriMo has taken over my life and I’ve just completed the next great American novel………

But, alas, that isn’t the reason.  It is book related, though.  And also pretty awesome.

I’ve been spending a lot of my time absorbed in the world of Usborne.

Usborne Books & More is an amazing company that has been the leading publishers of children’s nonfiction for the last two years.  They make reading and learning FUN, the books are incredible, AND….. here’s the awesomest part:  you can sign up to be a consultant and make a living giving away free books and spreading literacy and the love of reading!

Really.  Not just a sales pitch.  This is really, truly, the best thing I have seen in a long time.  It’s like throwing Tubberware or Pampered Chef parties – but with BOOKS.  {my favorite thing in the world}

I’m really excited about it, and I’ll certainly be posting more about the books in the future.  And about other books, too:  I looked back over my blog and realized that I hadn’t posted many book reviews recently, and, because of a series of nasty, goopy, throat-clogging viruses, I’d also stopped making videos for Roaming Rosie Reads.

I plan to change that.  Spreading a love of reading is very important to me.  People tell me things like, “well, your kids love books….” but really, ALL kids love books – if they have the right books.  Everyone loves reading, if they’re reading the right books.

I want to help people find books they’ll love.

And, you know, I also joined with Usborne to get tons of free and super-discounted books for my family.  Can’t beat that.  :)

{You can see a pic of my kids attacking the new box of books on Instagram.}

I wanted to add a little something to this rambling, though, so I’m also including the printable sign I used to serve up some gummy worms at my last book party:

Printable Bookworms Sign

The banners are in two sizes because when I made it, I wasn’t sure what size bowl I was going to be using.

I just cut out the banner and used tape to attach it to the bowl.

Using gummy worms as “bookworms” is a totally cute idea for book parties, back to school parties, book club meetings, and more, so I wanted to share it to make it easy for people to have fun with the idea!

Make sure to check out my new book website:  BooksWithRosie or follow me on Facebook at RoamingRosieRemix {for blog stuff} and UsborneBooksWithRosie {for book stuff}!

Enjoy the sign!

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