Headed over to Hillary's earlier today to get our pumpkin carving on. I ♥ carving pumpkins. Okay, so I really ♥ cleaning out the guts of the pumpkin.
I am usually the person that doesn't like getting her hands dirty, literally. I have to always have clean hands, but it is something about the gooshy smooshy feeling of the inside of the pumpkin that makes me smile.
I really wanted to carve a white/ghost pumpkin, and guess what?! I found one! We then found 4 regular orange pumpkins. The store had red pumpkins, but they were really flat, so much that you couldn't carve anything on them.
Alright, so the only one that was carved free style is the Jack O' Lantern face. The others were stencils, but hey I didn't want to do just a Jack O' Lantern pattern. I am in no way an artist, so internet plus printer equals awesome pumpkin carvings.
Pumpkin carving originated in Ireland. The Irish would put candles in hallowed out turnips to keep away the spirits and ghosts on Samhain.
Of course we had to cook the pumpkin seeds! They are mucho num yummy!
Half way to a Happy Halloween/Samhain/All Hallows Eve!