Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Barfing pumpkin Jack-o-lantern with a simple chili cheese dip

Barfing pumpkin with simple queso chili cheese dip

When I mentioned to my mom that one of my assignments for SheKnows, was to make and photograph this barfing pumpkin, the phone went silent on the other end....then...

"Oh, Carolyn... that's disgusting! You're not for real, right?"

"Ummm, yes, I have to carve a pumpkin into a Jack-o-lantern and make it look as if it's throwing up cheese dip."

Usually my mom is full of suggestions...recipe tips, photo staging ideas, etc, etc... but not for this one...

I imagine the feeling I had at that moment, was the same an adult son or daughter might feel when they tell their parent(s) they're doing porn to, "make ends meet...."

I could hear her thinking...'what if my friends see it? What will I say?"

"But mom, they're paying me to do this...I think it might be fun...."

"Well... you do what you have to do... and that's enough talk about that...."

So here he is. We named him Ralphy (get it?). The kids, husband and I grew attached to Ralphy while he was in our home.

He's gone now.  Only survived a few days after this throwing up episode...shriveled up and is now back outside - one with earth.

Who knows? Maybe next year we'll have some mini Ralphys sprout up from the ground?  That would be nice...

So if you're hosting a Halloween Party this year...this barfing pumpkin's a must!

Some will love him! Some will hate him! You might even lose a few friends....

Luckily for mom is my mom...I am her daughter and well, in this case, you can't choose family.

She's stuck with her, 'gourd barfing carving 3rd born' ...till the end. (At least I carve with my clothes on.  .............I mean...most of the time...)

You'll find the, "how to" here at SheKnows:  Barfing pumpkin chili cheese dip

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