Wednesday, December 2, 2009

What do you do with your leftover fall pumpkins?

Other than take pictures of your extremely cute and dapper children,
what do you do with your multitude of leftover fall pumpkins???

all practical suggestions will be considered. :)

7 friends had a thing or two to say...:

Tessa said...

I have no idea! It always makes me sad each year to throw them away when they are still perfectly fine! I can't wait to hear if you get any good ideas, unfortunately mine are already gone this year ... but I would love to put them to good use next year!

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Oh..your little men are just SO sweet!!! What adorable pictures.

Thinking about you during this special Christmas season.

Catherine Anne said...

What cute pics and darling subjects

Meme said...

Hi Darlene! Love the precious photos! We make pies and roast the pumpkin seeds. It is pretty simple ~ just take it all out of the pumpkin, separate the seeds from the "gunk" and spread them out on cookie sheets to dry. That may take a day, but once they are dry, lightly salt & drizzle w/ a little olive oil and pop them in the oven for 15-25 minutes @ 350*. The gunk gets put in a pot and cooked on low heat for about 1/2 hour, drain all the juice and any seeds you may have missed, put in food processor and you've got the good stuff pumpkin pies are made of! I save some to make pumpkin pancakes as well.

Thanks for such a kind note, but I should have clarified better ~ my mom is still alive, but she is in Idaho & we are in NC. We used to live in Mt. Bethel, PA. ~ not too far from the Pocano's ~ loved your pictures from your anniversary weekend!

Little Lovables said...

Sometimes I bake the seeds and make them all salty like in the above post, but this year I threw them away since we are moving!

However, I think painting them white and putting them back into your Christmas decor would be gorgeous too. Maybe with holly and glittered sprigs tied around the stems?

He & Me + 3 said...

They are so cute. Ours are always carved...so they just get tossed. Sorry no help.

Becca said...

We have always just made pumpkin seeds...they are delicious!