Nothing says October like pumpkins.
They can brighten up the gloomiest rainy day.
They decorate our porches, our tables, and our yards, bright against the dead leaves on the ground.
After we have enjoyed the pumpkin's outside for a while, the inside gives us pumpkin bread, pumpkin biscuits, and pumpkin muffins. We freeze the cooked pulp in two-cup bags for these things all winter. The pulp of one average pumpkin goes a long, long way.
And who can keep from smiling when we see all these globes of radiant color?
Oh how we love pumpkin season. You did know this gourd-ish squash has its own season, right? Winter, Spring, Summer, Pumpkin.... We anxiously anticipate it every year. ~Trader Joe's Fearless Flyer, October 2010