Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Why carve my own when there’s Google?

In case you didn’t know, I’m not the fun parent.  I don’t carve pumpkins, color easter eggs, make homemade valentines or whip up batches of Christmas divinity in a poinsettia embroidered apron.  So, you can imagine my delight when Cory and Drew came home from grocery shopping the other night with a small pumpkin.  Drew announced with enthusiasm, “Now we can make our OWN homemade pumpkin pie!”  I looked at Cory as if to say, “You couldn’t show him where the canned pumpkin was?”  But he totally misunderstood me and thought I said, “Excuse me while I check my fantasy football scores.” 

The pumpkin is resting on our counter where I’m confident it will stay until someone goes, “What’s that smell?” and I’ll sigh and put on my best fake disappointed face and say, “Don’t worry kids, Costco was made for parents like me.”  We’ll throw the spoiled pumpkin in the trash and I’ll drive to Costco to buy the eight dollar pumpkin pie, except when I get to the checkout line the cashier will probably say, “That will be five hundred and thirty-three dollars, please” because I didn’t anticipate such a screamin’ deal on corn.

Some of you might worry that Drew will be disappointed.  It’s okay, he’s used to it.  And if he’s really sad I’ll just show him this picture.


Yeah, that ought to take care of it.

15 comments:

jksfam said...

Just had a Costco pumpkin pie last week! :) Can't wait to get another one for Thanksgiving! We usually carve pumpkins, but Jim's the one that is more involved like that.

the emily said...

I'm dying over the "screaming deal on corn". Seriously. I cannot get out of Costco without spending at least $300.

ganelle said...

Ewwwww! You've just ruin pumpkin pie for me.

Patty Ann said...

Love Costco pumpkin pies and I don't carve them either. I do, however, make homemade pumpkin pies. Just cut the pumpkin in quarters and bake it in the oven, than spoon the pumpkin out and freeze it. We love he homemade ones and they are pretty easy. I haven't tried canning it myself yet, just freezing it for thanksgiving and Christmas. Good luck. Hope you have fun whatever you do with the pumpkin!!

Jillybean said...

When you said pumpkin pie, the first thing I thought of was COSTCO! because they are so yummy, and also, last week they were on sale for $5.99.

Heather said...

Too funny! I hate carving, cleaning out a pumpkin makes my skin itchy.... I am a homemade everything (nerd, yep uh huh) but think buying pie is a great idea. (my family ate the whole costco pie in one sitting a couple weeks ago - football players, it was on coupon so was only $4)

Jill said...

Will you go buy a Costco pie and send it to me?

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

I really like you.

That's all.

mormonhermitmom said...

That's a hilarious picture. Especially since my first attempt at from scratch pumpkin pie is in the oven as we speak.
LOL

Meg said...

just went to the pumpkin patch last night in fact. It was 5 pumpkins for $20 dollars. Yep we do carve them all. Send Drew on over and play with the fun aunt!

violyngirl said...

Making "real" pumpkin pie isn't so bad...

the5firds said...

Funny pic! Just come over this year for Thanksgiving. I'll make the pie.

Mom of Three said...

I love that picture!!!!

Brent Taylor said...

The only pumpkin pie I like is my wife's. It may possibly be the only thing which she can cook perfectly.

However, will give Costco's version a try based on these recommendations and bring you the rest if it's bad advice.

Adventures In China said...

You know, my mom doesn't do any of those things either, and I've had a store-bought birthday cake every year. And she also makes no apologies for it. And I kind of love that about her.