Carvin’ Pumpkins

I am completely exhausted from our whirlwind weekend. I need a weekend from my weekend but that ain’t happening! It’s nearly 4pm now, Sunday evening, Jodus has gone to take his dad to the airport so I have a couple of hours to myself to try and tackle some chemistry.

We spent the morning, and well into the afternoon, carving our pumpkins we got yesterday.

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From left to right, Jodus, mine, and his dad’s.


I love the detail work his dad did!


And I think Jodus’ is a great, traditional, scary pumpkin!


Mine is just down right goofy looking.


Jodus was my inspiration. 😀 😉

And a little L4L love…


And we had to light ’em up and see how they looked!

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Quite proud!

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All morning, I have had a pot of chili simmering so it was pretty quick to dish up lunch after we cleaned up our pumpkin mess.


In the mix is a bag of 15 Bean Mix, a can of drained kidney beans, a jar of spaghetti sauce, 1 can diced tomatoes, 3 diced roma tomatoes, 2 cups frozen corn, 2 lbs ground angus beef sautéed in 5 cloves of garlic and a medium diced onion, lots of chili powder and cumin, some salt and cayenne, and a little bit of sugar.


I used Bob’s Red Mill cornbread mix for these muffins.

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Topped with Organic Valley sour cream and Mexican shredded cheese.

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Smart Balance + Agave

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Perfectly satisfying!

After lunch, I spent a good hour or so cleaning pumpkin seeds.

I have every intention of baking these. Just don’t know when I will get around to it. 😉

A HUGE thank you do Dave, Jodus’ dad, for making the trip out here from SLC, UT. We had a great time and it was good to finally meet him!




4 Responses

  1. I love all the pumpkins, so much fun. Chili looks delicious also.

  2. Aww, looks like a good time!

  3. I had a ton of fun carving pumpkins!!! I haven’t done it in years. You did a great job capturing my dorky, blank, stare. Hehe.

    The chili and cornbread muffins were soooooooo good!!!

    I still can’t believe we ran our dishwasher 3 times in one day! Hahaha.

  4. I love carving pumpkins!!!
    Healthy Eating

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