Your next jack-o'-lantern may come with a bonus: a one-of-a-kind tureen lid.
For a proper fit, measure the diameter of a tureen, and choose an appropriate-size pumpkin with a firm stem. Using a keyhole saw, cut off the top third of the pumpkin, and scrape the interior clean.
Cut a small semicircle along the edge to accommodate a ladle. For an added fall accent at the table, arrange a vine or other foliage around the serving bowl's base.