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For Better or For Worse

By Lynn Johnston
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Nov 1, 2012
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    frogsandravens  about 5 years ago

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

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    TheSkulker  about 5 years ago

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

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    Carolyn Cherry  about 5 years ago

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

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    IndyMan  about 5 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.

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    Manhunter808  about 5 years ago

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

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    masnadies  about 5 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 *#$%!!!

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    Durak GC Insider about 5 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!”

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    lightenup GC Insider about 5 years ago

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

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    hcr1985  about 5 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!!!!

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    hippogriff  about 5 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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    sabel  about 5 years ago

    pumpkins used for jack-o-lanterns usually don’t taste very good. For pumpkin pie there are smaller, flatter pie pumpkins.

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    JanCinLV  about 5 years ago

    Susan, since he’s a “Jack-o-lantern”, most people refer to the pumpkin as a “he” or “him”.

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    travburg1  about 5 years ago

    No one really cares about your comments.

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    crystalwizard  about 5 years ago

    ewwww yuck! Would never cook a pumpkin that’s been cut open and sitting around for several days, so starting to rot, with a candle burning inside it. (so now contaminated with all the candle smoke) that’s just plain disgusting.

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    meowlin  about 5 years ago

    Next step in the “Circle of Life”…

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    Gretchen's Mom  about 5 years ago

    At the age of, what? Three? I’m pretty surprised that Lizzie didn’t get upset about that too!

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    mireps73  about 5 years ago

    we eat our jack o’lanterns seeds to skins in my house. boiled, baked, roasted in chunks…they’re all tasty

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    vldazzle  about 5 years ago

    Yes and even the small sweet pumpkins used for pie and soup are grainy and I find difficult to puree the way I enjoy!!

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    Trekman58  about 5 years ago

    As long as he was taught to fly well. If not then all bets are off. If he also developed bad flying habits, i.e. “Watch THIS!” (while piloting) then probably best for everyone involved, including other pilots & their passengers, for him to stay earthbound…

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