Thursday, November 1, 2007


Ah, yes it's that time of year again. When the frost is on the pumpkin and the fodder's in the shock, as the president of my alma mater used to say, quoting Robert Frost or some other distinguished American poet. It's been a crazy busy week of pumpkin traditions, and while I'm tired we also have some great photos and memories.

We don't have frost here, but we've got pumpkins, and we carved one in honor of the Great Pumpkin's holiday. Maren scooped out the seeds and is determined to plant them. I also saved several for roasting. Perhaps I'll finally get to that tonight.

I made Dinner-in-a-Pumpkin, which was probably more of a visual feast than a culinary one. Justin re-christened it Dumpkin. Which is not really an appealing name, but it stuck! While the squash itself had too many strings for my taste, the filling was tasty and hot. I've got several ideas for how to better improve the dinner, such as by adding an edible pumpkin side dish, a salad, and crusty bread. I'll give it another try next October.

Everyone had fun dressing up for trick-or-treating. Justin dressed up for work, and the whole company put on a party for kids of employees. After helping out at Maren's Pumpkin Party at school, I rushed her home, got on their costumes (with Whit's help), and raced up to the K2Share offices. It was a real fun event enjoyed by kids and adults alike. Maren was a cheetah, Jesse was the Incredible Hulk, and Justin strutted his stuff as Lethargios the overweight elf.

After the office party, we took the kids to the park for awhile to burn off a little sugar before dinner and trick-or-treating in a friend's neighborhood. By the end of the day I ended up with a stomach ache, suddenly realizing I had eaten little more than toast, broth, and cookies in the course of the day.

This morning I am taking it very easy, and loving that Halloween is nothing more than a memory for another year.

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