Wednesday, October 26, 2011

This year's Jack-o-melon has been born!

So we hunted down our quarry at the grocery store and set to carving him a handsome countenance. And a spider. AND a dinosaur. But I regress.

Here we go, with guts in a bowl:

Yep, that's the same tablecloth as seen in the first ever jack-o-melon. I love that thing. $2 from the local discount store, flannel-backed vinyl with 'kiss the cook'. It makes me smile :)

Nearly ready:

Ta daaaaaa:

I think this year the spider is my favourite.

While carving I asked Xavier if he would like to help scoop out the innards. He said 'no'. I said 'but if you don't scoop out the inside you'll just be watching. Don't you want to do a bit?' To which he responded 'that's ok Mum, I'll do the eating bit'. And that's a big reason why we have a jack-o-melon. Gotta love kids!


  1. The spider ROCKS!!!! Love your son's response!!! LOL Too cute!

  2. Thank you! I really love the spider too, with a little set of wood carving tools I can carve through just the green skin and leave the white inside.

    He wasn't kidding either. I had to tell him to stop eating it all to avoid any fibre-overload tummy aches :D