One of the most loveable characters in the strip cartoon Peanuts was Linus Van Pelt. For Linus, there is one thing: the Great Pumpkin.
It is flying over all the pumpkin patches searching for the most sincere one to reward with treats. Linus will wait in the cold, with Sally and his security blanket to keep him company, hoping the Great Pumpkin will pick his.
I suppose for Linus read George and Snoopy read Monty. The Pumpkins are really good this year and I am determined that at least one will end up in a pie or tart. One will go next door on Halloween and the others will find good homes.
We have done well on the squash family this year and have a variety of them which we have enjoyed eating in many different ways.