When midnight rolled around I put on the next episode in my OC marathon. Totally guilt free. Now, If only I could get back that hour of WMSHC that I missed when my alarm clock didn't spring forward as scheduled.
Also, for the record, my healthy halloween treats were quite popular with the few trick or treaters we got. Take that, you hecklers! Colin had bought some more traditional candy, and I didn't want to rain on his parade, so I ended up offering both bowls. Halloween Death Match: Candy vs. Health Food. I was as surprised as anyone that we came out even, with most kids happy to take one of each. And for every kid that only took candy, I got just as many who enthusiastically took only my stuff! And I don't think anyone would have complained if I hadn't had the candy at all. The very first visitors were sisters from a mexican family who asked after my "feliz dia del escudo nacional" sign, and said "What if we don't want any of THAT?" turning up their nose at the candy. It warms my heart!
For posterity. The contents of my magical Halloween basket, all meticulously screened to meet the following critera:
1) Relatively non-hazardous to one's health.
2) Something I would have eaten/enjoyed as a child, and I think my parents can vouch that I was a picky picky eater with a junk food fetish.
3) Individually packaged. Parents still buy into that poisoned Halloween candy urban legend right?
4) Less than 40 cents per.
Trader Joe's organic fruit leather
Trader Joe's granola bars (peanut butter or cranberry/chocolate chip/nut)
Vitamic C gummies
SunRidge Farm's chocolate honey mints from the bulk bin
Stickers - pumpkins, spiders, and pirate flags
Runners up: (they met the criteria but I cut myself off before I bought out the whole store)
Apple blueberry sauce cups
Ginger tea bags (For when the indigestion kicks in. I had some myself after binging on the leftovers.)