Smashing a Pumpkin

Visited a pumpkin patch and apple orchard near Plains on a beautiful October afternoon

Picked a bag of apples and two pumpkins, small, yet perfect for cooking

This morning, grabbed one of the orange orbs, bagged it, went outside, lifted it high over head, closed my eyes, and threw it with all my strength down onto the sidewalk, and

Plumphsplut!

(The lady at the pumpkin patch had told me to do this, if it didn’t work, it wasn’t my fault)

Bent over, picked up the bag, and grinned widely, because the pumpkin had actually split!

Cleaned it out, microwaved it, pureed the cooked flesh, made pumpkin pie custards

Mmmm…and again…Mmmm

Must say, though, my favorite part was the smashing…must do it again!

TR

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