I was amazed at the giant bunch of Michigan-grown kale I bought at Nino for only 99¢. What a deal! I’m going to steam it when I make this again. I put my cellphone next to it for size comparison.
I carved a pumpkin for my parents yesterday. It’s a raccoon coming out of a pumpkin. It was a pattern that came with the pumpkin carving kit you can buy at any mass retailer. The kit and patterns are made by Pumpkin Masters.
I specifically chose a raccoon pattern because I knew my dad would find it hilarious. He has had many encounters with raccoons. One of my favorite incidents was when a raccoon head-butted the hubcap on my dad’s hot rod . It left a big dent! It must have saw its’ reflection and thought there was another raccoon? I don’t know but it’s still funny to me. And more recently, he was helping out a neighbor who was away, and took their trash barrels up to the house. It was suppose to rain so he was going to turn them over so they didn’t fill with water. Well, there was one barrel that was not put at the curb and inside was, yep, you guessed it, a giant raccoon. Scared the heck out of my dad!!
Both of my parents love the pumpkin and as predicted, my dad thought it was hilarious.