Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pumpkin Carving

  Finally, back in my own kitchen!  No offense to the kitchens I visited this past weekend – but my belly just likes what she likes and thats that!  Before we left for the weekend, my box of Kodiak Cakes goodies arrived.  One of them being the Big Bear Brownies made with whole wheat.  I had read online that these were phenomenally good.  So we were excited to try them!DSC_1798

Can’t beat the ingredients list here!   DSC_1801

While I was doing that, someone else was busy playing photographer again (his work is at the bottom of the post). DSC_1802

Mmmm, these were really good.  So moist and chocolaty.   DSC_1803 DSC_1804

Dylan practiced his scissor skills while I was in the kitchen.  These scissors are no good though.  I can’t explain why they suck, but we’re getting different ones!  He definitely need to practice though.  He really is no good at it! DSC_1809R

e-filled my jars today!  Not just for canning, people!  I love using these jars for storing my various seeds and oats and flours and things.  Open-mouthedDSC_1811

Look what we had!  A pomegranate!   DSC_1812

Seriously pretty, aren’t they?  They are called Arils. DSC_1813

Dylan declared them “the best snack EVER!”  I have to agree, they are GOOD.

DSC_1816Dinner last night was Baked Pasta with Sausage, Tomatoes and Cheese from Cooking Light.  Yes, I am a fan of Cooking Light.  Is it obvious?  It was good!  We should have had the neighbors over for dinner though because it made A LOT.  DSC_1818

And then after dinner it was time for my most favorite task of the year – pumpkin carving. Eye-rolling  I don’t know why I’m always the pumpkin carver!  Its no fair!  Anyway, we brought their pumpkins inside and decided to weigh them to see just how big Dylan’s pumpkin really was.  61 pounds!  Disappointed DSC_1820

Avery soaked up attention from her Daddy instead of assisting with the carving.  Probably better that way. DSC_1823 DSC_1832 DSC_1837

He picked a face from a carving booklet, but since his pumpkin was so big, I had to freehand it.  It doesn’t look TOO far off from what it should have looked like – but it still isn’t anything too complicated.  And that’s the way I LIKE IT.  DSC_1841

Oooooooh spooooooky. DSC_1851

I just love the night flash.  They had no idea what was going on cuz the lights were off.   DSC_1853 DSC_1854 DSC_1856

Avery went to bed and we got to work on her pumpkin.  Oh well – she’ll see it happen next year!  We had to shave off a bit of the bottom on hers so it wouldn’t tip over.  They definitely picked some winners this year! Wink DSC_1859 What’s this?!  Daddy is helping with the pumpkin carving?!  I nearly fell over!DSC_1861 He is even doing the cleaning out the pumpkin part!  Seriously – WHAT have I done to deserve such royal treatment!?! DSC_1863DSC_1866 He even carved it!  This one is a bit more fun.  Eric is waaaaaay more skilled in carving than I am.  I think we’ve found a new resident carver!  Reminded me of when my Dad would carve our pumpkins as kids.  I always think of how he made it looks SO easy when he carved them.  Especially now as I struggle to saw thru the darn things.  Apparently it’s men’s work.  SmileDSC_1870DSC_1872DSC_1873  And here are Dylan’s pictures from his mini photoshoot.  Damn, he’s good.DSCN1168 DSCN1169 DSCN1177 DSCN1178 DSCN1180 DSCN1191 DSCN1198 DSCN1201 DSCN1205 DSCN1209 DSCN1213DSCN1164

Well, my people are waking up for the day now.  I don’t know how I got so lucky that they slept in!  Or, should I say – how YOU got so lucky that they slept in!  If they hadn’t – there wouldn’t be TWO posts this morning!  So enjoy it, people! 

1 comment:

  1. Oh goodie!! two blogs!!
    I see the leaves are still holding up in the centerpiece!!
    Dinner looked good--will have to check it out---looks much like the pasta that I like to make!! Hey, where's the frosting on the brownies?? You should have stirred up that easy recipe I told you 'bout!!
    Such cute pumpkins!! All 4 of them!! Loved the pix of D and A sitting on the counter with the pumpkins--they sure look alike and even have the same crooked grin on their little faces!!XXX
    Also love the one of Dylan and Eric carving the pumpkin!! sooo cute!! Dylan's grin is as big as the pumpkin in the outside shot!
    And then to end--Dylan's photography (you need to get an album for him!!) love the brown eyed SUSAN pix and guess he likes his skinny Mom!!! XXXX MOM