Pumpkin Carving Time

Look, there's no metaphysics on earth like chocolates. ~Fernando Pessoa

Pumpkin Carving and Dinner With The Duda's

Bob, Robin and Nick joined us for pumpkin carving... Seems some traditions die hard and that is good! People may change a little but carving remains!

 


We cleaned out the pumpkins before they arrived... Most of them anyway

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010
Of course we roast the seeds

Did you know? - Pumpkins are very versatile in their uses for cooking. Most parts of the pumpkin are edible, including the fleshy shell, the seeds, the leaves, and even the flowers.

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010
Into the oven

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010
350 for about 40 minutes ought to do it

Did you know? - Pumpkin seeds, also known as pepitas, are small, flat, green, edible seeds. Most pumpkin seeds are covered by a white husk, although some pumpkin varieties produce seeds without them. Pumpkin seeds are a popular snack that can be found hulled or semi-hulled at most grocery stores. However, roasting pumpkin seeds (usually scooped out of jack-o-lanterns) is a popular Halloween treat.

Pumpkin seeds have many health benefits, some of which include a good source of protein, zinc, and other vitamins, and are even said to lower cholesterol. One gram of pumpkin seed protein contains as much tryptophan as a full glass of milk. Pumpkin seeds are a good source of magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and phytosterols.

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010
The equipment is ready

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010
Paul sets up the music for this afternoon

Bob Does The Heavy Lifting

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010
Hello... Hello!

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010
Precision knife work

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010
Getting directions..

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010
Go Robin go!

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010
The "adults" are having a load of fun!

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010
"Here is how it is done!"

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010

Busy Hands Are Happy Hands

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010
Look at mine

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010
Ah Bob, your pumpkin is topless

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010

Did you know? - The tradition of carving a lantern started in Ireland. However it was traditionally carved from a swede or a turnip. They were carved on All Hallows' Eve and left on the door step to ward off evil spirits.

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010
We had BIG pumpkins when I was a little boy and here is how the make pumpkin pie

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010

Did You Know? - The new world record pumpkin has a circumference of more than 15 feet and has left the previous record holding winners Nick and Christy harpy from Ohio in the shade with their winning record pumpkin of 1,725 lbs.


Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010
It's going to be a work of art!

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010
Progress!

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010
Sarge approves

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010
Hurring to finish

The Results

Nick Went First

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010

Followed By Grandma Sue

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010

Robin Displays Her Handywork

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010

...And Bob Shows Us How It Is Done

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010

Preveza For Dinner

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010

After Dinner Visiting

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010

Halloween Pumpkin Carving  October 2010

Off To See Bill Engvald At Cerritos