Happy Halloween! Of course I managed to make mine all about food (and not just candy). First, my costume was Heinz ketchup. (It was a group costume– I rolled with mustard and relish.) Then Sam and I went to a carving party, and ended up making a pumpkin pie pumpkin.
We didn’t know what we would make, walking in. I wanted to do something food-related, and was thinking along the lines of (surprise, surprise) more ketchup. (And something relatively easy to carve, since I was going to do the bulk of it– Sam had done most of the work carving a ghost pumpkin earlier in the week.)
Sam ended up sketching a piece of pie, and he transferred that onto the pumpkin.
Most of the carving went okay, until I sort of carved through a thin part. Then Sam-the-New-Englander took the helm and fixed it.
We had an amazing, creative line-up when everybody was done. Flamingos, Ron Burgundy, a Victorian-style profile… the most mind-blowing one was a detailed Sylvester Stallone.
Seriously– viewing all these pumpkins in the dark together was a wonderful moment. Like, summer-camp-bonfire style fun and bonding and good vibes. If you get invited to a carving party– DO IT!
Now I have pumpkin pie in the fridge, but not the edible variety. Sigh.
(The toothpick was inserted for support during car travel.)
I’ve yet to eat any pumpkin pie this season, but I’m hoping to locate some soon… Thanksgiving latest. Obviously I’ve got it on the brain. (Or maybe Sam does– this was his idea. But I WAS looking for pumpkin pie at Trader Joe’s when we bought the pumpkin… sadly, they were out.)