TRICK OR TREAT! Fred copes with the Great Northeast Pumpkin Shortage...

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE HURRICANE GETS TO THE PUMPKINS FIRST!
YOU HAVE TO MAKE VEG-O-LANTERNS 
AND FRUIT-O-LANTERNS

HEIRLOOM TOMATO - O - LANTERNS AND GRAPE - O -LANTERNS 

 GRANNY SMITH-O-LANTERN  AND SQUASH-O-LANTERNS

 OF COURSE THERE IS AN ADVANTAGE: NO PUMPKIN SEEDS TO DEAL WITH!
UNLESS YOU LOVE THEM, OF COURSE, 
IN WHICH CASE IT'S A DISADVANTAGE.

and, because one cannot live on fruit and veg alone, here are some SCARY GHOST COOKIES.
I was going to include the recipe, because these things are really cute
but every single ingredient was a prepared food,
many of which contained other prepared foods
and unpronounceable chemical compounds.
Now that's scary.

Scheduled to post while we're in France

9 comments:

  1. These are cute. We have an abundance of pumpkins here and I read that local farmers were shipping most of them to the U.S. Northeast.

    Heard there is a big snowstorm coming your way too. Stay safe!

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  2. Southern Belle Ph.D.October 29, 2011 at 9:40 AM

    What a creative idea! I think I prefer the variety.

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  3. Hi xoxo, just had a message from friends in NY. Sounds like a mess as it happens, (preens, stretches) we left Paris this a.m., drove to Nice, basked in 75• sunshine, and are just now returning from dinner at l'Oasis. I gather the snow is expected to come back next week after we return, that does not sound like fun.

    SB, I have the awful feeling that one might need power tools to hollow out some of those squashes.
    But I agree, they sure are cute.

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  4. Your veggie lanterns look absolutely great!

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  5. bwahahahaha! This is hilarious - I've never seen such a thing....altho, I'm loving that pineapple one :P Maybe I'll try out some veg-o-laterns next year!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and following, I really appreciate it :)
    Tasia

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  6. Hilarious!! I have never heard of fruit-o-lanterns and veg-o-lanterns!!

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  7. Hi, Louise, research indicates that at least the turnip lanterns may be more traditional than the pumpkins, since the ancient Celts hollowed out large turnips to use as lanterns at some spooky ceremony or other. In these days of power tools, razor blades and cuticle scissors, festive uses of fruit and veg are all over the web.

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