Jack-o-cide

jackocide.jpg So what do you do with your Jack-o-lanterns the day after Halloweenie? Providing some houligan didn’t smash it, what do you do with 1 pumpkin, let alone the 3 I have? (pic by me you know the drill to make it bigger).

Give him a good whack ala Silence of the Lambs and eat ’em that’s what.

So far 2 have been cut, peeled and cubed. One is roasting with cinnamon and spices to be puree’d for future pies and breads. The other is being steamed to be canned for future soups. The last one is nervously waiting in the spare fridge where it will be whacked for tonights “Pumpkin, Corn & Lemon Grass Soup” ala the current Gourment magazine with the rest going into Pumpkin Cranberry Bread for a side. (Sometimes flipping to vegetarian for a while is good for you and FUN).

So LA…what are you doing with your spare Jack?

5 Replies to “Jack-o-cide”

  1. I definitely dispose of it the day after, but its interment into the green bin is not preceded by any ceremony. Despite all the work involved, there’s nothing good about getting sentimental toward Halloween decorations; the skulls and the ghouls and the headstones gotta get gone immediately — especially the jackos which are already rapidly decomping into a gellatinous moldy goo.

  2. I carve craft pumpkins. When I buy real ones, I eat them. This would be a better plan if I had storage space, but it makes my tummy happy anyway.

  3. Pumpkin pie came from settlers (pilgrims?) taking a whole pumpkin, seeding it, pouring milk, sugar and other spices into it and roasting the whole thing. I would imagine doing much the same in an oven would make some yummy goop!

  4. We never got around to cutting ours, so it sits, whole, and just right for eatin’. Though, I don’t know if it’s really the best kind for eating, may as well try. I found a great looking pumpkin and prosciutto risotto recipe – yum-o.

    And even if the pumpkin flesh isn’t as flavorful as the probably better suited sugar or milk pumpkins, it’ll still have . . . . pumpkin seeeds! Best. Seeds. Ever.

  5. Well CD, the standard pumpkins taste pretty much like a strong butternut squash. Here’s your trivia for the day, most of the canned pumpkin pie filling if you read closely is a blend with butternut.

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