Horrid Halloween and Our Pineapple O’Lantern

I have a confession. I don’t like Halloween. It’s one of those holidays I could really live without. I have never, ever liked scary movies and don’t even think of hiding around a corner and jumping out to give me a fright – you might very well get slugged in the gut. I’m not a violent person – but when I get scared, I am ready for battle. Just a friendly warning – not that I would ever mean to hurt anyone. Just walking down the Halloween aisle at our local Walmart is enough to give me the heebie jeebies! And there is nothing so horrid as walking around a corner aisle and seeing your precious son with a bloody saw up to his neck, saying “look Mom”. Another reason I can’t wait for Halloween to be OVER is that on November 1st I pull out the Christmas tunes and step it up into high gear for the festive season! My favorite time of year!

Don’t get me wrong – even though I hate the scary stuff, I don’t begrudge my son from having fun. We have fun decorating (with cute stuff) and handing out candy and trick or treating. We always have several pumpkins to design and carve. This year we added a pineapple o’lantern. It was so fun to carve and “Piney’s” insides were very tasty! I expected it to be difficult to carve but it was way easier than a pumpkin – mind you don’t get the yummy roasted seeds from a pineapple but you do get to eat all the insides and that’s definitely a plus! So if you are looking for something different this year – try a pineapple! We just whacked off the top, scooped out the insides and carved the face. Really fun and really cute and it makes the house smell great too!

Happy and Safe Halloween!

Our Pineapple O’ Lantern