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afternoon pumpkin carving


We had a couple friends over last week for a pumpkin carving party. Unfortunately, I didn’t get many photos of the action as kids yielding sharpies and knives floating around took a bit of attention (remind me to use paint next year!). They had a lot of fun playing and pretending to cut. We spent most of the incredibly nice afternoon on the front lawn with a large tarp carving away.

I got excited about cooking with pumpkins for the party and made carved out pumpkins to bake with cinnamon and bread inside, pumpkin fries and a nice stash of roasted pumpkin seeds. The fries came out awesome! There was also plenty of candy stuffed into a larger version of the paper mache pumpkin, a festive pinata that we later threw up and busted open with a stick.



  • Liz
    October 27, 2011 at 7:07 am

    Interesting – I’ve never thought of making pumpkin fries. They look delicious.

  • Andrea @ Strawberry-Chic
    October 27, 2011 at 7:33 am

    sounds like fun! I have never had pumpkin fries before, but I will have to give them a try!

  • Victoria
    October 27, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Thanks girls. The fries were a random last minute idea but they came out super awesome! I skinned a pumpkin and cut it into slices, tossed with cinnamon, oil and salt and baked them at 400 for about 40 minutes. The taste was surprising since I am so used to sweet potato fries but really good!

  • Lena
    October 27, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    I probably should have used paint this year, too…But then there wouldn’t be any pumpkin fries! What a delicious idea!

  • Rebecca - A Daily Something
    October 27, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    LOVE that first image of the white pumpkin.

  • Rach
    October 27, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Pumpkin fries?! Brilliant!

  • Pearl
    October 27, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Cute Post.
    Pumpkins are awesome!
    Thanks for stoping by!


  • Nicole
    October 28, 2011 at 3:59 am

    I most definitely have to try out those pumpkin fries asap, sounds delicious! And I love the first picture, it makes me wish I could join your party!

  • bianca
    October 28, 2011 at 7:43 am

    Oh those pumpkin fries sounds about as yummy as that pumpkin looks beautiful!

  • becca
    October 28, 2011 at 8:26 am

    i love that you used the “pretty” pumpkins…so many awesome varieties out there. great pictures once again!


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