Have a happy halloween, everyone!
Do you like my carved pumpkin? No, seriously, that really is a pumpkin, all decked out in its halloween pepper costume!
It's hard to get into the halloween mood these days. Parents are terrified of their kids getting kidnapped. Grownups are getting fearful of muggings. I guess if you live in a gated community, there would be a lot more fun going on. That's how it is with the world today ... a new kind of halloween, where the spooks and ghouls are scared of the new world evils. People should now dress up as computer viruses, kidnappers, muggers and politicians.
We can only be safe, be aware and be smart.
In case you have too much pumpkin leftover than you know what to do with, here's a couple of not-so-usual suggestions that might interest you:
~ Pumpkin Roasted Duck Meat Steamed Kuih
~ Pseudo Chinese Mid-Autumn Pastry
~ Spiced Pumpkin & Tomato Soup Chicken
~ Fried Pumpkin Indian Style
Otherwise, just steam the flesh, mash it up and store it in the freezer. Very useful during non-pumpkin season.