Candy corn finger jello is the perfect Halloween treat. It has bright colors and fruit flavor without anything artificial.
I’ve never been that crazy about Halloween.
Don’t get me wrong, getting dressed up is fun. Spending time with friends is great.
Of course as a kid the candy is the real star of the show.
An adult perspective.
But on the whole it’s more of a hassle than anything, especially as a parent. Scrambling to find a costume (I’m cheap and just get creative with what we have on hand…anybody with me?). Spending half the week’s grocery budget on junk food for the neighborhood. Not my cup of tea.
But there is one part of Halloween and fall in general that I have always loved.
I liked the taste. But more than that it reminded me of my grandparents. They lived on a farm and always kept a chicken feeder on the kitchen table to feed their little chicks – their grandchildren!
For some reason I was more into this tradition than any of my siblings or cousins. If my grandparents knew I was coming they were sure to stock it with candy corn for me. I ran to it first thing when I entered the house to check and have a little chicken feed.
My days of visiting the farm are coming to an end as my grandmother passed away earlier this year and my grandfather is in hospice. But when I do get there the chicken feeder is still sitting there on the table as soon as I walk in the door.
A new tradition.
I am honored that it will soon be the centerpiece of my own table! I can carry on the tradition of feeding my kids and someday grandkids just like little chicks.
But in a different way.
My candy corn will not come out of a bag. It will not have artificial flavors and food coloring.
Instead it will be full of nourishing gelatin!
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This post is linked to Savoring Saturdays.