The Reincarnation of My Jack-o-Lantern

by moonwatcher on November 10, 2012

“In this room with two navels,
Somebody wants to be born again.”

–from “Saint Pumpkin” by Nancy Willard

Halloween Night


Another kind of Blue Cornflower Effect




The Last Pumpkin Pie Square from Straight Up Food


Thank you, Saint Pumpkin, for lighting the way, and being so delicious.





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1 Nicole O'Shea November 10, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Pumpkins are so generous! They are the Buddha of gourds ;-P




2 moonwatcher November 10, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Thanks, Nicole. I had as much fun chickling atyour comment as I did when this post first occurred to me. The Buddha of gourds indeed. :)




3 narf7 November 10, 2012 at 10:27 pm

A wholely pumpkin event that was no doubt as enlightening (yeh… had to say it! ;) ) as it was delicious :)


4 Roxanne November 11, 2012 at 7:53 am

I think that pumpkins are such a universal food that it can be just about anything you want it to be: soups, sides, main dinners, pies, desserts, smoothies. Possibilities are endless!

I remember when I was a teen the pumpkins used to get smashed all over the roads. I don’t think it happens much anymore.


5 moonwatcher November 11, 2012 at 9:32 am

Hi Roxanne, I’m glad you enjoyed the post. I agree they are so accommodating and versatile you can make just about anything with them. Since I live in a college town and neighborhood, alas, I do still see a few pumpkins smashed here and there. Mine was “protected” by Saint Pumpkin, I think!



6 never give up November 12, 2012 at 6:27 am

Hi Maria,
I am loving your blog. “Another kind of Blue Cornflower Effect” just cracked me up. I have the Harvest ones from the 80′s, I think? I just love the feeling of Home that comes when I cook with them.

I think those pumpkin squares might be what we have for Thanksgiving. Thanks for the recipe and pictures.


7 moonwatcher November 12, 2012 at 7:44 am

Hi never give up!

Thank you!! I am laughing again to hear you cracked up at “Another kind of Blue Cornflower Effect”–that’s exactly what I was hoping for!! Ah, yes, the Harvest corning ware from the 80′s–I can see what you’re talking about in my mind’s eye. This one came to me from my Mom’s kitchen. I, too, love the feeling of Home that comes with cooking in them. I’ve heard from a willing “guinea pig” in my neighborhood that the pumpkin pie squares were “soooo good.” So cool you might try them out for Thanksgiving. Cathy says they have the most “likes” of any of her recipes so far!



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