For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. RanaRavens

    RanaRavens said, almost 4 years ago

    Who makes pie out of a stale jack-o-lantern?

  2. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I guess they do.

  3. TheSkulker

    TheSkulker said, almost 4 years ago

    Elly could have said, “Please” and taught by example.

  4. Carolyn Cherry

    Carolyn Cherry said, almost 4 years ago

    How can you make pie out of a carved pumpkin? Don’t you have to gut it before you carve it?

  5. trekman58

    trekman58 said, almost 4 years ago

    @Carolyn Cherry

    Simple! Jack O Lanterns are already gutted – all you do is carve it into chunks and bake it on a cookie sheet. Peel the skin off the chunks, pop them in you food processor, add spices and voila! Pumpkin pie filling! Depending on the size of the gourd you’ll have enough for several pies!

  6. trekman58

    trekman58 said, almost 4 years ago

    … and you thought I only command Starships! ;-D

  7. tagteam

    tagteam said, almost 4 years ago

    @trekman58

    A great Captain can run all of his Departments. Hence the term “Chief Cook & Bottle Washer”. Live long and prosper!

  8. frugalnotcheap

    frugalnotcheap said, almost 4 years ago

    @trekman58

    “… and you thought I only command Starships! ;-D”

    Maybe that’s what I’m doing wrong: husband wants to renew his pilot’s licence, I’ve been ‘concerned’ about him doing that. But if it comes with basic cooking skills, guess I’d better re-think that!!

  9. IndyMan

    IndyMan said, almost 4 years ago

    It won’t taste as good as a ‘field pumpkin’ which has a lighter skin but the flesh is darker and more flavorful.

  10. Manhunter808

    Manhunter808 said, almost 4 years ago

    @trekman58: not bad for a guy with a ship full of food replicators. Sail on!

  11. masnadies

    masnadies said, almost 4 years ago

    Lynn’s Notes:

    Like so many, I would rather buy a can of pumpkin filling or purchase a whole darned ready-made pie, than go to the trouble of making one myself. In reality, I have only once cooked and eaten a pumpkin. In this one true-to-life case, I did cook our Halloween pumpkin and learned a valuable lesson: Never cook a pumpkin you’ve used as a Jack-o-lantern…it tastes like *#$%!!!

  12. Dypak

    Dypak GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Maybe it’s a Canadian thing, recycling your porch jack o’lantern into pie. Or maybe a depression era thing. “The poor today, bah! When I was a kid we ate the jack o’lantern the day after Halloween!”

  13. lightenup

    lightenup said, almost 4 years ago

    It’s okay, Lizzie, he doesn’t have ears! ;-)

  14. hcr1985

    hcr1985 said, almost 4 years ago

    That sounds better than what WE did with our jack-o-lanterns!! We usually would leave them sitting in our porch until about November 16th…by then, the pooy guy is frowning, begging to be put out of his misery!!!!

  15. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, almost 4 years ago

    frugalnotcheap: If he can pass his physical, why not? Other than eyes, they never do that for driver’s licenses.

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