Thursday, October 19, 2006

Tis the season to be spooky!

How can it be Thursday already? It seems like when I do well posting on one blog, the other one always suffers. Sorry about that.

The most exciting thing going on in my life is that I'm on the nominating committee for middle grade fiction for the 2006 Children's and YA Bloggers' Literary Awards (the Cybils), which you can read about here.

My sister Candice's family is coming into town tomorrow night for one of our favorite events of the year, The Circleville Pumpkin Show. Each year we go with a group of friends on a quest to find the craziest pumpkin flavored food possible. The verdicts so far? Pumpkin pizza- distgusting; pumpkin chili, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin waffles, pumpkin fudge, pumpkin doughnuts, and deepfried pumpkin blossoms - all delicious! This year I heard they have pumpkin cornbread which we'll have to check out to go along with our pumpkin chili (which is a must have every year). They always have the biggest pumpkin pie in the world, but this year since it's the 100th Pumpkin Show, they are making it bigger than ever. The winners have already been decided for this year's biggest pumpkin competition and you can check it out here.

I'm not a huge fan of haunted houses, but this year they have one that sounds really fun that takes place downtown in the replica of the Santa Maria. It's pirate themed!

For those of you with smaller kids, there's a Ghost Train in town designed to not be too scary and it sounds pretty fun too.


Jen said...

Pumpkin doughnuts from Circleville are THE BEST doughnuts you will ever eat!

diane said...

Congrats on being selected to be on the nominating committee.

Larry said...

Other pumpkin-flavored treats we've tried:
pumpkin peanut brittle
pumpkin sloppy joes
pumpkin chili dogs
pumpkin pie
pumpkins with freaky faces grown into them (not to eat, but I just wanted to mention them)
pumpkin cream puffs
pumpkin elephant ears
pumpkin burgers

There are a few other pumpkin things we haven't tried, but because they are less exciting (e.g. - pumpkin butter, seasoned pumpkin seeds), but we've tried all the good ones.