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Sunday, 31 October 2010

Happy Halloween

Marking essays at the moment. But because I just had to stand up for a while I faffed about with a small squash and a scalpel for ten minutes or so at around 2am.


I had made squash risotto earlier in the week so I didn't have to do any scooping of seeds and flesh. Thankfully.


It was very delicious, if slightly gelatinous.

Now I must get me to bed. Don't let the spooks in.

17 comments:

angryparsnip said...

Well Happy Halloween right back at you !
Love the scary but quite happy little squash pumpkin...
Love the word faffed I must look it up before start to use it !

The risotto looks very tempting !
Adore rice dishes except for when they put raisins in rice pudding ugh !

cheers, parsnip

nick said...

Sorry, the spooks have slipped past all my high-tech, state-of-the-art monitoring systems. They're approaching your neighbourhood NOW. be afraid. Be very afraid....

savannah said...

happy halloween to you, too, sugarpie! xoxox

Liz said...

Hee hee. That's a good looking jack o'lantern. Happy Hallowe'en to you.

Titus said...

Happy Hallowe'en! Love the mottled squash lantern, but most of all, I love risotto. That looks splendid.

Kim Ayres said...

Rogan & I were eyeing up a butternut squash Maggie had, but she said the pumpkins were cheaper and didn't let us anywhere near it.

Eryl said...

Parsnip ~ I faff rather a lot! Did you find a definition, I don't know if dictionaries have accepted it yet.

Nick ~ pity the poor spooks if they come to this neck of the woods!

Savannah ~ thank you, honey and almond pie, XXXXXX

Liz ~ thank you.

Titus ~ I also have a huge pale blue-grey pumpkin but haven't got round to scooping it yet. I thought it would look rather Elle Deco, but now I suppose I'll just have to make grey pie with it.

I love risotto too, very comfort foodie.

Kim ~ could you not have saved the flesh for eaties and just used the skin?

Pat said...

What happened to the regime of early bed?
Your pumpkim face almost converts me - it is so gloriously dippy. Mad as a box of frogs - as it should be.

Lulu LaBonne said...

I want to come straight round for some of that risotto - but fear I might be too late

Linnhe Mara said...

I didn't get around to a jack-o-lantern this year, time got away from me. Will have to try the risotto next year as I inevitably end up binning the pumpkin related dishes I've come up with so far ( the curse of fussy eaters )

red-handed said...

I didn't think you island kids *did* Halloween ... I thought it was all Guy Fawkes this or council estate that.

Alesa Warcan said...

Your jack was looking sharp!

Did you get any trick or treaters?
The past few years we'd get one or two, but this year: nada. We had a really nicely carved pumpkin too (toasted the seeds with tabasco and soy sauce, yum) and I had brought back a load of American candy too (which has since been fed to my coworkers). Shrug.

Eryl said...

Pat ~ I had to mark 40 essays in a week, and I'm such a slow reader especially of speed typed, barely connected paragraphs, so I got later and later. Getting back to normal now and just off to bed this minute.

Lulu ~ if you said you were coming all the way up here I'd make a fresh pot!

Linnhe ~ have you tried American style pumpkin pie, my boys didn't know it was actually made of pumpkin when they tasted it, it's devine?

Red ~ it's a fairly recent adoption, I think (last 20 years ish), it may not have reached the council estates yet. Guy Fawkes is on Friday: remember, remember the 5th of November...

Alesa ~ you're back! Did you have a good time? We have been here for 14 years and never once had a trick or treater. I'll have to try toasting the seeds with tabasco and soy. I adore them both, and still have a very large, oddly sea green, pumpkin to deal with.

Kass said...

I poked a bunch of holes in my pumpkin and stuck lollipops in the holes. If I had time, I'd post a picture of it.

Ninjagaiden78 said...

That is a cool Jack O Latern.

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Carole said...

2am? You are creative at 2am? I like it.

Eryl said...

Kass ~ that sounds so cool! I hope things are ok in the Kass household, X

Ninjagaiden ~ thank you, I'm glad you like it.

Carole ~ not sure I'd call it creative, more desperate, but thank you for the thought.