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


(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!


Food Switching


No eating wheat now

so no sandwiches for lunch

Use romaine lettuce leaves

I’m naming them “leafwiches”

to sound more palatable


Cannot eat wheat now

so no pie crusts, mix only

fillings and cook them

in custard dishes—they taste

great, without heavy bread work