Monday, October 31, 2011

Jack O 'Cados

Zombie - those are some lovely brains to eat!

Did you know the original Jack-O-Lanterns were probably made out of turnips (in Europe)? Pumpkins are a Native American squash - so when our fore-mothers had to make do in America, you know they probably just looked around and found something easier and cheaper here.  I can just hear a New England (harried) mother saying "Josiah! Don't waste my good turnips on that foolishness! Go get one of those ugly orange things that grows in the forest and use that, for goodness sake!!".  
Anyway -- being a good, North American (harried) mother -- I did a similar thing with my children this weekend.  We had a bunch of local avocados that I was saving to use on top of our chili (our neighborhood has an annual street party, with a chili potluck). So we made some "jack o lanterns" out of a couple of those avocados!  What fun. 
At the party -- we cut out the "Jack O 'Cados" zombie brains -- and ate them on our chili. Yum!

 Cyclops O 'Cado


  1. This is a "Mike Wazowski" avocado from Monsters Inc. These are just a "little" scary. They are so adorable!

  2. MIKE WAZOWSKI!! (Said in a Boo voice). ;-)