Pumpkin Sundays: So You Want to Carve Your Pumpkin?

Hi friends!  Boy I had a lot of stage blood on last night.  The Raleigh Zombie Walk was super fun and I took some pictures.  I’ll post them later this week once I get them sorted and edited.  I know, the anticipation is killing you!

I’ll be carving my pumpkins today, so I figured it would be appropriate to give y’all some resources on the best ways to carve your pumpkins.

Serious Eats once again comes through with their excellent guide, everything you need to know about carving a pumpkin. They’ve even broken things down to a beginner’s guide and a fancypants guide.  Any of the Serious Eats guides are super-useful in terms of how to pick a pumpkin, how to temporarily resurrect your pumpkin should it start to shrivel, and general technique.

Since Martha Stewart is awesome she has a guide to a whole party centered around pumpkin carving.   I am already having a regular ol’ Halloween party, so I decided not to have a pumpkin carving party, but I have been to some uber-fun pumpkin carving parties in the past.  Like this one:

Enthusiasm!

And here is Martha’s general guide to pumpkin carving.

This is what my pumpkins looks like last year.  Or, rather, mine was the creepy bat and Jon’s was the cute owl:

You can see my tin can jack-o-lanterns in the foreground.   I’m still trying to figure out what to carve for this year!  Any ideas?

Both Martha Stewart and Serious Eats have lots of pictures if you need some inspiration.

Of course one of the best parts about carving your own pumpkin is having the leftover seeds to roast!  Serious Eats has a guide to roasting pumpkin seeds as well.  Delicious!

Happy pumpkin carving y’all!

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