10,000 Uses for Water Blades #55: Gourd GooDaddiofink
10,000 Uses for Water Blades Week 56: Gourd Goo
“Way to go Chuck… this would have been really timely if it had been posted like four or five days ago!” said everyone.
Making Jack-o-Lanterns is good, wholesome fun for the whole family isn’t it? Of course when I say “Whole family”, what I really mean is that it’s fun for everyone except Mrs Chuck. Somehow she became the designated pumpkin cleaner and custodial staff which kind of sucks for her.
Trust me when I say this wasn’t a chauvinistic gender role assignment. It’s simply that the kiddo’s are squirmy about pumpkin guts and she preferred to let me handle the knives. Which also includes supervising the Chucklettes in the proper operation of said pokey implements. Admittedly, now that they are all in their 20’s, my contribution to the annual pumpkin carve has become substantially easier.
The Missus’ part… not so much. Until now that is!
Since Mrs Chuck will roast up some fine pumpkin seeds for snacking, we keep all the gourd goo instead of chucking it right into the composter. With a population of six or seven Jack-O’s this turns into a hefty heap of gizzard. Fortunately for us, we scored one of the new Mini-Gelblade / Collection pan combo’s. Now this clean-up is a cinch.
Just scoop the slime into the companion pan and dump the whole kit and caboodle into a sink full of water. Go back for seconds, thirds or whatever it takes to get it all. Now rinse off the pan and Gelblade to store away for the next occasion. The table is practically dry and spotless… certainly nothing a quick wipe with a damp sponge won’t fix up lickety split.
Why did we dump the pumpkin guts into a sink full of water you may ask? It has something to do with how Mrs Chuck goes about separating the seeds for roasting. Other than that I don’t really know. If you’re interested, hit me up and I’ll point you to her Pinterest board and you can figure it out.
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