Carving And Judging... The Fun Continues (Page Seven)
The carving activities continue and the kitchen is full of pepitas and apple sauce. We will soon be "judging" the pumpkins but they will all be fantastic.
Did You Know? - A jack-o'-lantern is a carved pumpkin, or turnip, associated chiefly with the holiday of Halloween, and was named after the phenomenon of strange light flickering over peat bogs, called will-o'-the-wisp or jack-o'-lantern.
In a jack-o'-lantern, the top is cut off to form a lid, and the inside flesh then scooped out; an image, usually a monstrous face, is carved out of the pumpkin's rind to expose the hollow interior.
To create the lantern effect, a light source is placed within before the lid is closed.
This is traditionally a flame or electric candle, though pumpkin lights featuring various colors and flickering effects are also marketed specifically for this purpose. It is common to see jack-o'-lanterns on doorsteps and otherwise used as decorations during Halloween.
Batch #1 have left the oven
Easy to do... 425 for about 10-15 minutes on a "pammed" cookie sheet
Sprinkle spices on the seeds per your taste....
We use garlic powder, chili powder, and seasoning salt... Plus a non-spiced version
The apple sauced is beginning to take form
OMG... They are still at it
Careful... You will poke his eye out!"
Fiona is still preparing her punkin for carving
Finally Sue gets a change to sit down
Examine that pattern..... Very busy
We wondered what happened to all the stickers
TV is on... That is a sign that the "Little Kids" have lost interest...
The "Big Kids" keep plugging away!
Greg is still plugging along
She is almost ready to cut!
Lisa is making something
"I'm checking up on the kitchen activities"
That was hard work
The last batch of seeds getting soaked
It is taking form... Wow! It's a work of art
Fiona's work of art takes center stage
Simple but elegant
Another artist displaying his wares
Boo reminds us of "Boofus"... Dave's pet pumpkin from years gone by!
It's a line-up... The victims are going to identify the guilty pumpkin
"I recognize that one... He spit out a seed!"
The girls are happy with their work
The lighting begins... Lisa places the candles
Fiona lights them up
Quotation To Remember: "Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness." ― Anne Frank
"I feel all warm inside"
"What is the guy on the end laughing about??"
"Please... Take my picture"
Michele snaps the little pumpkins
Greg uses the iPhone to take pictures and perhaps a movie
Someone was out front with a new car...
Luisa captures the evidence
Quotation To Remember: "There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."
On the spa... Easier to see
It's a staring contest
Stories will be told
"Snap click... iPhones gone wild!"
"OMG... I do not have my lipstick on!"
Everyone got into the act
Grandma Sue comes out to join the fun
"I am the witch? "
Family fun.... The best kind of fun...
Precise photos done here
No! They are not texting each other
Liahna says.... "Hey... I am a pumpkin!"
Sue and Paul enjoying the day
Frank examines the artwork up close
"Great Grandpa... I will carry the lid "
Saying good night