Who knew I was married to a pumpkin carving champion?
Saturday night we were invited to a pumpkin carving party. I get excited when we are invited to parties or potlucks because it gives me an excuse to bake things I wouldn’t dare make for just the two of us.
Pinterest finds. . . . .
Sweet, salty, and very addicting!
Cinnamon Chex, Cherrios, pretzels, raisins, candy corn, and melted white chocolate.
I really, really liked how this pumpkin bread turned out. It had a delicious fall flavor with great pumpkin spice and a hint of sweetness. The recipe called for maple syrup, but I had to sub Alaskan cherry birch syrup, which gave the bread a nice bold flavor.
Both items were excellent and a big hit at the party.
At the party we ate, talked, and then got to carving the pumpkins. Craig is the creative one in this relationship, so I let him have the honors of carving our pumpkin.
I found this pumpkin carving kit at Target and couldn’t resist picking it up for Craig since he is a huge Star Wars fan.
What’s it going to be?
The final result. I’m not sure what he calls it.
I actually didn’t realize it was a contest until we got there, so after we were done carving, we had a vote on the best looking pumpkin.
The vote was narrowed down to two pumpkins, and Craig’s was one of the top two!
Then there was a face-off between the top two.
After a second round of voting (I voted for Craig’s pumpkin both times. 🙂 ), Craig’s pumpkin was the official winner!!! Woohoo!!
I promise he was happy about winning.
Our prize is a nice dinner out with the hosts of the party. And I’m sure the plaque will be proudly displayed in our apartment.