In preparation for tonight, I’m sprucing up last weekend’s hallowe’en costume. I’m going as Spongebob Squarepants, and the focal point of the costume is the giant yellow car-washing sponges that I sewed together with fishing line. It’s raining in Vancouver (as usual) and I’m a bit concerned that I’ll soak up rainwater and topple over from the sheer weight of it. Hmmm.
I’m carving pumpkins later tonight and am excited for the pumpkin seeds. I dry them out for a day or so, and then bake them in a low oven (about 300F) with sea salt and pepper. Tasty.
As an aside, carving pumpkins are not pie pumpkins. Pie pumpkins are much smaller, and making pie out of pie pumpkins means you end up elbow-deep in pumpkin goo, boiling down a mess of orange mush for hours until you get one cup of acceptable pie base. Trust me: it’s really not worth it. Go out an buy a can of E.D. Smith pumpkin, which not only gives you a pretty decent pumpkin pie recipe, but contains enough pumpkin to make two (!) delicious pies.