Last year there was a near miss with the carving knife in our household whilst getting the pumpkin ready for Halloween – not to mention hysterical giggles from my kids for my poor effort at cutting out a ‘scary face’. The pumpkin’s lopsided mouth looked like you do when you’ve been to the dentist to get a tooth out! There were pips (or are they seeds?) all over the floor, which at the time the cat seemed to enjoy eating – only to throw them up half an hour later.
So to redeem myself in the eyes of my children and more importantly, not to be outdone by my neighbour who always has a sinister masterpiece glowing in their porch, I found these ‘how to carve the perfect pumpkin’ instructions invaluable this year.
This is how I hope it will turn out