Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot
cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.
(Can't quite figure out if this is the Jim Davis who is the "father" of Garfield,
or the one who is the "father," aka "Jock Ewing," on Dallas)
A few blocks from my house I came across this beautiful pumpkin garden. Not only have they grown amazing pumpkins, they have done it in a really creative, and beautifying place.
We have tried, on more than one occassion, to grow pumpkins, and have had consistent, significantly-poor results. I chose to think it just couldn't be done in our area.
Obviously I was wrong. Probably, my whatever-is-opposite-of-green thumb is playing a major role, but we're going back to the drawing board. More research, and we'll try again next year.
Coming in 2013: Pumpkins for all my friends!