Heres some cute pics for ya.........
Justin my son, just got his new hat! I had a custom order made up by Carole S, of a chulla hat in purple, green and orange with black seperation. He LOOOOOVES His new hat! You should have seen this kid when I gave it to him. Jumping up and down and screaming "AWWWWESOME.....SWEEEEET........FREKEN COOL!!!!!" hehehe. Hes only 6 ft 4 inches and towers above me so I had to aim the camera up high to get his face! (of course he humored me and bent over just a bit)
I am the owner of our local Freecycle (www.freecycle.org) chapter and right after halloween I posted a message that I would like to adopt everyones discarded pumkins so I could make breads and muffins for winter. Well, four people responded and I made arrangements to pick up. EACH person had multiples of uncarved pumkins so by the time I did all 4 pick ups, my backseat was full! heheh. The one on the floor is so big and heavy I cant pick it up so I will have my son get it to the kitchen table for me when the time comes.
All these baggies of frozen pumkin puree!!! *sigh* Theres 7 in the front plus another 8 behind those! And one loaf of pumkin bread sitting on the top, the other one was quickly gobbled up by the starvin martins as soon as it was out of the oven. it took me all day from noon til about 8 to cut the whole pumkin, take skin off, chop and then boil it down. If I had thought about it I would have shown you my stove, I had three very full dutch ovens all boiling at the same time! And while I was doing the peeling and chopping I was watching HGTV, with cutting board on my lap, bucket for peels at my feet and big tupperware bowl at my side for the chopped pieces. Very industrious! OH...By the way. All this work was just ONE very large pumkin, the twin to the one sitting on the floor! All the others in the pic above HAVE NOT been cooked yet (as of today nov 10)