Here in the next couple of weeks, we will be going pumpkin picking! Looking for just the right pumpkins to decorate our house or to carve or to cook to make into pies or in soups or a combination of things! I was doing some looking around online and instead of keeping the information all to myself, I thought I would share my findings!
Thinking on doing a unit study with your children on pumpkins, head over Easy Fun School where they have lesson ideas to recipes for pumpkin pie leather and pumpkin pie chips to pumpkin suncatchers crafts and pumpkin pie spice ornaments to a pumpkin book list!
Looking to do some kind of hands on activity with pumpkins but do not know what to do! How about doing The Pumpkin Seed Experiment?! There is six different activities with pumpkins and pumpkin seeds involving tallying, weighing, graphing, and more (from abcteach.com).
Looking for crafts for the children to do, the list over at DLTK's Pumpkin Crafts should keep them busy for a rainy afternoon!
Are you wanting to expand your palate and try new recipes, The Pumpkin Patch has tons of recipes anything from breads, biscuits, muffins to main dishes to cakes, pies, and cookies!
Here are my favorite pumpkin recipes:
Pumpkin Cake Squares
Pumpkin Oat Strusel Muffins
2 c sugar
2 c flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 c. oil
1 (15-oz) can of pumpkin
Mix together all dry ingredients first, then add oil and eggs. Once this is mixed well (it will be thick), add pumpkin. Put in 2/3 cup batter into well greased muffin cups or or greased wrappers. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 mins (my oven baked them just right at 18 mins). I iced them with Cream Cheese icing!
So there are my pumpkin findings! Sound off: What are you planning on doing with your pumpkins this year? Do you have a tried and true pumpkin recipe that you would like to share?!
This post is linked to:
- Frugal Friday at Life as Mom!
**originally posted October, 2008