Things to do when you can no longer eat pumpkins due to diabetes:

1. Replace a missing queen in your chess set.

Pumpkin chess

2. Taunt your dog with its goodness.

Pumpkin dog

3. Cultivate them.

It’s growing!

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6 Responses to “Other”

  1. Shiloh Says:

    This particular photograph is inaccurate. A pumpkin is a squash fruit that grows as a gourd from a trailing vine of certain species in the genus Cucurbita. Although native to the Western hemisphere, pumpkins are cultivated in North America, continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, India and some other countries. Cucurbita species referred to as pumpkins include Curcurbita pepo, Cucurbita maxima, Cucurbita mixta, and Cucurbita moschata. So… which species, pray tell, is this mellowcreme pumpkin?!

    The pumpkin varies greatly in form, being sometimes nearly globular, but more generally oblong or ovoid in shape. The rind is smooth and varies in color between cultivars. Although orange is the most common color, some fruits are dark green, pale green, orange-yellow, white, red and gray. Large specimens acquire a weight of 40 to 80 lb (18 to 36 kg), but smaller fruits are more frequently encountered.

    Although the pumpkin is botanically classified as a fruit (the ripened ovary of a flowering plant), it is widely regarded culinarily as a vegetable. Their insides are commonly eaten cooked and served in dishes such as pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, and pumpkin soup; the seeds can be roasted as a snack. Pumpkins are traditionally used to carve Jack-o’-lanterns for use in Halloween celebrations.

    So you see, the insides are served as a snack or in a pie or as a nasty loaf of bread. What inhabits the insides of these mellowcreme pumpkins?!

  2. icravepumpkins Says:

    Cutting and pasting from Wikipedia does not an expert make, Shiloh. We’re on to you!

  3. cusesoftie Says:

    #1 and #3 – hilarious!

  4. RareSweet&SaltyPumpkin Says:

    These confections may be full of calories but not fat. Calories can be burned off easily by excercising after said indulgence. So snack away.

  5. pickinstrummer Says:

    After gorging on mcps, does anyone else get that cloying, headachy feeling of sugar shock?

  6. knowyourmetabolism Says:

    #4 – Sugar calories can, through metabolic pathways, be stored in your body as fat. Unfortunately, stored fat can’t be converted back into sugars!

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