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YIPPEE!! ENJOY YOUR 4-DAY WEEKEND!
HALLOWEEN DESTINATION - NEBRASKA!
Closer to home, twists and turns could lead straight to lots of fun!
Oo-oo-oo-oo-oo......Halloween is just around the corner, and southeast Nebraska is overflowing with a harvest of holiday-oriented, family-friendly events and attractions. Check out Bloom Where You're Planted Farm and Pumpkin Patch in Avoca, Spooktacular at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo, Boo at the Zoo in Lincoln, Vala's Pumpkin Patch Fall Festival near Gretna and Haunted Hollow Hayrack Rides at Indian Cave State Park.
When I hosted 'Bunco' night last year, I wanted a bit of a different snack to serve. I leafed through several recipes I'd seen, picked over what I thought would be good together and came up with this dip. It's a good way to get pumpkin into your kids and a sweet taste for an autumn get-together. I hope you enjoy it! Pat
PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE DIP
3 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 (4-serving size) instant cheesecake pudding mix, unprepared
1 1/2 - 2 cups powdered sugar (Depending on the moistness of the pumpkin and your desired consistency. Start with with the smaller amount and before adding the Cool Whip, you can add more powdered sugar, if you want it a little sweeter and thicker.
1/2 - 1 tsp. fresh, grated nutmeg
8 oz. Cool Whip
In medium bowl, mix together on low speed the pumpkin, cream cheese, dry pudding mix, powdered sugar, pumpkin pie spice and orange peel.
Sprinkle in remaining spices, starting with smallest amounts first, then increasing amount according to your personal taste.
FOLD in Cool Whip; chill several hours or overnight.
Serve with graham crackers, vanilla wafers or gingersnaps.
Wed. Oct 21 8am to 7 pm
Thurs. Oct 22 8am to 7pm
Fri. Oct 23 8am to 1pm
Historical "Haunted" Victorian Homes located in Plattsmouth, NE
Admission: $10/ person
Come visit historical homes nestled within the haunted hills of Plattsmouth.
Follow the night watchman with his lantern to each location to experience a chilling evening of frightful ghost stories from present day and years gone by.