Show us your pumpkin

(151 Posts)
RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 23-Oct-12 11:05:03

Have you been growing a whopper of a pumpkin for Halloween? Or shop bought is fine

Do you and your DC carve a Jack O' Lantern every year? Or do you just want to show off your artistic brilliance?

Upload a picture of your pumpkin here for us all to howl ogle over and any top carving tips/pumpkin recipes you have, do share.

planestrainsautomobiles Tue 30-Oct-12 17:41:58

Last try

Ok experts let me in on the secret. How do you get the orange skin off while leaving bits of the flesh in tact. If you can't tell me I'll sulk!

minesapackofminstrels Tue 30-Oct-12 17:52:51

AWimbaWay try adding some thai red curry paste if you have any. I often make a soup with butternut squash, coconut milk, stock and thai red curry paste that is yummy. Am planning to try it with pumpkin later.

itsnotjustaslap Tue 30-Oct-12 18:04:25

Pumpkin Wolf - has this worked?

itsnotjustaslap Tue 30-Oct-12 18:04:54

No envy

MadBusLadyHauntsTheMetro Tue 30-Oct-12 18:06:27

Anything like squash/pumpkin soup I make with paprika, I suppose a similar idea to the thai curry. If you do the curry option, you can use it as the sauce for a fish curry - just poach some fish/prawns in it for the last 20 mins or so. I think it's Nigella I got that from.

MadBusLadyHauntsTheMetro Tue 30-Oct-12 18:07:34

I can see it Slap, it's awesome. These are all just amazing!

<goes back to humbly making soup>

itsnotjustaslap Tue 30-Oct-12 18:14:23

Thanks MadbusLady It did work!

singaporefling Tue 30-Oct-12 18:15:32

Good to know my daughters using her time at uni productively smile

singaporefling Tue 30-Oct-12 18:18:25

Ooops sorry... I guess i DONT know how to post the pics!

singaporefling Tue 30-Oct-12 18:41:27

And another....

vodkaanddietirnbru Tue 30-Oct-12 18:43:00

I can see the first 2 of your pictures singaporefling - they take a while to come up on screen when you first post them

vodkaanddietirnbru Tue 30-Oct-12 18:44:25

I can see the last one you posted too. She must have decent tools for the removal of the skin - I had to make do with a wee plastic pumpkin poker and a sharp kitchen knife

AWimbaWay Tue 30-Oct-12 18:56:00

Some of these are fab. Thanks for the cooking tips, thai curry paste, great idea!

Halloweenywooh Tue 30-Oct-12 20:14:29

My attempt at a witch!

vodkaanddietirnbru Tue 30-Oct-12 20:30:15

That's fab!

dozensofpichu Tue 30-Oct-12 20:47:45

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dozensofpichu Tue 30-Oct-12 20:49:01

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vodkaanddietirnbru Tue 30-Oct-12 21:00:26

your picture did work - I can see it fine. My DS loves pokemon too!

BorisTheBold Tue 30-Oct-12 21:44:22

Last years

BorisTheBold Tue 30-Oct-12 21:45:30

This years...

BorisTheBold Tue 30-Oct-12 21:47:15

2010

BorisTheBold Tue 30-Oct-12 21:48:06

Hmm will this one work?!

BorisTheBold Tue 30-Oct-12 21:48:35

Try again!

I did ET this year. Used colour changing Tea lights. Everyone will be using them next year, mark my words...

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