So, this year, we made our own pumpkin moonshine (jack o' lantern).
First, the plan.
Then cutting and scraping.
The final light up on the porch just could not be captured on film. It was too dusky outside with the glowing orange pumpkin moonshine. Plus, the delighted children and the smoky, chilly air. All perfect together.
Later, Ben tried to explain the project on the phone to Aunt Mel and she said to me in disbelief, "you're making MOONSHINE?!" Regional idioms are fun to play with!
We saved the seeds, and Genevieve patiently picked them out of the membranes. I followed the directions in More with Less to end up with a crunchy roasted snack. A few days later, a farmer at market told me she just roasts the seeds without boiling them first. Ah. An even simpler method. Good.