Now in its fourth year, this annual tradition keeps getting bigger and better. This year, there was an addition of prizes, dessert, and more pumpkin carvers. I also started knitting a new scarf, my first of the season!
A sugar pumpkin from the garden. My simple fall decor.
I use four different types of beans -- chili, pinto, kidney and black.
Peppers, also from the garden.
This year, I added beer to my chili for the first time. Not a bad idea.
Butcher paper laid out to catch pumpkin guts, brilliant. I am sad this wasn't my idea.
The carvers. We had a record six this year.
The husband's ghost octopus with only seven tentacles.
The winning pumpkins: "Floating in Space" and "Moon spider". Titled by me.
The winners with their prizes (left to right). Best Overall (space) and Most Artistic (spider).
The husband's bread pudding with a whiskey sauce. A nice way to end the evening. Although, I think the official ending was with whiskey shots.