Cut a large enough hole in the top so that you can get your hand in.Roasting seeds:
Draw the face on first, rather than attempting free-form.
Scoop out both the seeds, and enough flesh to make a pie, in order to create a thin enough shell that when you remove the skin in places, the light shines through.
Wash thoroughly.Making pie:
Put in pan @350 with some olive oil and salt.
Remove when golden brown.
Be careful to avoid mistaking the stringy stuff around the seeds for edible pumpkin.Good pumpkin party music:
Steam the pumpkin, don't boil; press out as much moisture as possible, and put through a food processor.
Use in pumpkin pie recipe instead of canned.
Stephan GrappelliAd hoc meal:
Buena Vista Social Club
Thai curryThank you to all who came, all who RSVP'd, and even those who were completely AWOL. The universe can be a cozy place, and the evening was perfect.