Posts Tagged ‘jack o’lantern’

get the candles ready

This is Halloween. Those Martha Stewart-ish creations that involve intricate carving and slicing are nice enough, but a regular old jack o’lantern has abundant charm. This trio looks like it was actually carved by children. Maybe pumpkin carving became an elaborate craft when parents decided that knives don’t belong in the hands of wee folk and took over the responsibility.

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They are so darn cute, these small pumpkins. They will mostly be used as seasonal decoration rather than cooking ingredient, even though they are not difficult to cook. Cut pumpkin in half, scoop out the seeds, then toss it in the oven for 90 minutes or so. On the other hand, pumpkin in a can in ready to go and makes a delicious pie, and the recipe is handily printed on the can’s label.

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