Sunday, 1 November 2009
We were really chuffed about this one…our own massive pumpkin lanterns for Hallowe’en? Isn’t that just great! The children certainly thought so! We spent an afternoon scooping them out and carving the scary faces (completed with fake blood dripping from the terrifying teeth!). Big pumpkins are, of course, a lot easier to dig out than the small ones as you can get the spoon in much easier. Doesn’t begin to compare to childhood agonies trying to make neep lanterns…a turnip is not quite as yielding as a nice pulpy pumpkin. We dried out the pumpkin seed and will fry them up with sugar and Worcester sauce to make nice healthy nibbles.
I am pleased to report that we also used some windfall apples to “dook” with. So all in all a very self sufficient Hallowe’en. Can’t say we ate any less chocolate mind you!