Saturday, October 23, 2010

Beth's Pumpkin Party / The Jack-O-Lantern

pumpkin by T & C Moore ages 13 & 10

From: Italian Food Forever


  • 1 (15 oz.) Can Pumpkin Puree (drain excess water)
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Dash Of Nutmeg
  • 2 3/4 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/3 Cup Melted Butter
  • 6-7 Finely Chopped Sage Leaves
  • 1 Large Clove Garlic, Minced
  • Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese


  1. Mix together the flour, pumpkin and seasonings to make a soft dough, don't over work
  2. Add additional flour if the dough is sticky or does not hold together.
  3. Divide the dough into 6 parts, and on a lightly floured surface, roll each piece into a rope about 1 inch in diameter.
  4. Cut the rope into 1 inch pieces and roll each lightly along the floured surface.
  5. Continue using up all the dough in this fashion. Place on a lightly floured baking sheet. You can refrigerate the gnocchi until you are ready to cook them.


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a slow boil.
  2. Place the butter in a small saucepan and heat.
  3. Add the garlic and sage.
  4. Cook the gnocchi in lightly salted boiling water for until the gnocchi rise to the surface and float.
  5. Remove from the water, mix with the butter sage sauce, and serve topped with the freshly grated cheese.

The Jack-O-Lantern

My name is foggy bill

I sit on the window sill
and look out on the night
which is dark but i am bright

I see many scary things go by
some are frightening, some are shy
they carry bags that hang almost down to their feet
and go to the doors yelling trick or treat

I am a jack-o-lantern
and this is what I've seen
and guess when i did see it?

multi media by T & C Moore age 13 & 10 ideas through Stampington Magizine

T'was on Halloween!

I wrote this when I was 9 (just a few years ago :-)
my children love that they are older now, than I was then!

Many thanks to Beth for hosting a spectacular
Pumpkin Party!

- there are more parties here at Food as Art!

Thanks for having Halloween Tea!

Happy All Hallows Eve!

For those who missed it
- our All Soul's Graveyard Party
and Memory Shrine is here!


  1. The poem you wrote is simply adorable. I love the way the kids have embellished on the page where you typed it...really sweet. I love seeing how you are so creative with your children! and your yard looks spooooky with all of the jack-o-lanterns! Just great stuff, here! xo

  2. Love those pumpkins and other decorations. Thanks for sharing. xx

  3. You were a very creative child!
    A nice contribution to the Halloween parties.

  4. Your Pumpkins are Wonderful!! Thank you for Sharing your Talent! Thank you for your Kind Words!

  5. I simply adored your Tea Party but most all I loved your poem :) Thank You for visiting my Party...I'm flying off now to make more visits; so many tea parties, so little time :)

  6. What a wonderful post! Loved the jack-o-lanterns and the poem . . . you have a way with words!

    That graveyard is something else! I can only imagine how wonderful it is in real life!

    Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you'll have time to stop over at the Manor for tea.

    Blessed Be,

  7. I had a wonderful time with you and your guests and esp. enjoyed your 9 year old dream of magick and pumpkins. Please stop by for some tea and wonder when you get a chance and thank you for this tea party, loved it!

  8. love the pumpkins. hope you enjoy the tea party like I am. Hugs Sara

  9. hi lenora and kids! what a spooky-fantastic tea party! thanks for inviting me!!!!!!!

  10. What a sweet poem! And I love how you carved your pumpkins. Thank you for sharing!

  11. Thanks so much for inviting me to tea! I really enjoyed your post! Loved the Day of the Deaad decorations! Happy All Hallow's Eve!

  12. Thank you for the invite to tea! Your poem is wonderful!

    Please join me for a spot of tea

    Blessed Be

  13. Loved the poem and the pumpkins so very much. It was a lovely little party. Thank you most kindly for visiting with me and my owl friends today. It was most appreciated. Theresa

  14. Just fly by to join your your tea party - Great Post love the Pumpkins & the poem

    Lady Cattra

  15. Thank you for inviting me in for your wonderfully spooky post. I loved all the jack o lanterns. Very festive,
    Please stop by for a cup of tea and a delightful time with treats,

    Spells and Wishes,
    Wendy from Wonderland

  16. totally WICKED!!

    thank you :)


    come visit:

  17. LOL, that was so cute!!!
    thank you for coming to visit my party, for sharing your lovely decorations and poem.

  18. Lenora love your Tea Party!!! Thank you so much!
    And thank you for stoping by in my own Party:) Your comment filled my heart...
    Blessed be!

  19. What a great pice! I love that you still have your poem. GREAT pumpkins and love the graveyard -
    cheers & happy travels as we party!

  20. Thanks for the tea. Love the graveyards.
    Thanks for sharing.

  21. Fabulous dazzling post..beautiful and magical!
    Lovely to meet you!

  22. I've had a great time at your party, thanks for the invite, the pumkins and your pictures are magical.

  23. Ms. Skelly is sitting on a bear. She likes to sit there for some reason.
    I visited earlier, love your graves in the yard.

  24. Great tea party and great story Lenora! Thanks so much for stopping by my little tea party and leaving your sweet comments :)!
    Take care,

  25. I just love your pumpkins!! Thank you so much for sharing them. I'm getting ready to paint mine tomorrow. Can't wait to see how they turn out. I have one big one I plan to carve. Thank you so much for a lovely tea party!!
    Hugs, Seshat

  26. That was just an adorable poem and I love how you used it with your children's art. The pumpkin family is too much fun! Thank you for sharing and for joining me for my tea party under the Halloween moon tonight!


  27. That is such an adorable poem! And for you to still have it after all these ( I mean these few, very few ;) ) years!! You're a great pumpkin carver too! I bet your kids love seeing it with their art.

    Faith, trust, and faerie dust!

  28. Hi Lenora !
    Thanks so much for having me at your party :-) Foggy Bill is one wickedly cool Jack-o-Lantern! Thanks for visiting Penelope and the gang for Pumpkin Creampuffs :-)

  29. Lovely tea party made extra special with some very lovely art from the past and present all in the family...what better way of celebrating special holidays then with your own kids! I miss those days of crafting my little ones. Thanks for sharing, I had a great time visiting.

    Happy Halloween!

    I'm Having a draw for a seashell soldered bottle on Halloween Night Sunday October 31st/2010, so do try and drop in for a spell and a chance at winning my bottle.

    The Wood Beyond The World

  30. What a scary Jack-O-Lantern, and what a great recipe! I love the skeleton graveyard scene. Thanks for joining the Pumpkin Party!
    Blessings, Beth

  31. Fabulous display of pumpkin and Jack-o-lanterns. I had a fun visit. La

  32. That was awesome! Thank you so much for inviting me over :)

  33. The poem you wrote is great.I love the tea party,and your jack-o-lantern's are truly fantastic.
    Thanks for stopping by and leaving comment on LazyonLoblolly.

  34. The gnocchi sounds so good! Your pumpkins turned out great too-enjoy!

  35. What a fun party going on here. Loved it all! :)

  36. Very nice, you are very talented. Love the poem.

  37. Pretty cute ... love the skeleton on top of his grave! Thanks for sharing ... and thanks for visiting me.

  38. What a fun party to visit! I especially loved the star pumpkin - but really, all your fall pumpkin decorations were interesting and delightfully autumnal. :) Thank you! :)

  39. Stopping by from Beth's. I love the picture of the scary pumpkin that you played with on the computer. I am having a lot of fun learning about that now.

    What a treasure to have your poem and I love how you have typed it up and dressed it up. I wish I had my poems from 4th grade. We did a lot of writing of poems then. Thanks for sharing at the Pumpkin Party.

  40. Cute cute post. Thanks for taking the time to post something so fun.
    xo bj

  41. Gorgeous pics and delicious recipes!!! TFS :-)

  42. What a great post! And the food sounds yummy!...Christine

  43. Finally catching up on all the Enchanting Full Moon Tea Parties. Love your beautiful blog, SPOOKTACULAR PUMPKINS & all your PICs. October 23 was my third Blogoversary, so October is a spooktacular Celebration month.

    Please fly by for my giveaways too...
    Hauntingly Yours, Lyndy

    My Haunted Halloween Party Link:

  44. Thinking of you and wondering how you are. Haven't heard from you in a bit. Hugs to you!!! :)

  45. such a fun and celebratory post! Lovely Samhain to you~


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