Just as costumes start to grace store shelves and decorations starts to turn to orange and black, terrible news has just come out.
There’s a pumpkin shortage, no thanks to Hurricane Irene. Families all up and down the East coast might have to make do without cheery jack-o-lanterns on their stoops this year.
Just because you can’t have the real thing doesn’t mean that you can’t have pumpkins as part of your decorations. You might just have to make your own. (Sorry, you’re going to be on your own for pumpkin seeds.)
There’s no reason to forgo the annual pumpkin carving party though. Just ask your guests to be creative and to find other veggies to carve!