The Great Pumpkin


     It’s October & that means pumpkins are popping up everywhere! Just like Cinderella’s pumpkin that turns into a carriage. These round orange gourds are being transformed into hundreds of different things.  There are so many creative ideas out there. I wanted to gather up a few of the more unheard of ways to use pumpkins. & so here they are: 

  1. Pumpkin Bowling

2. Pumpkin Crayon Melts

  1. Pumpkin Eruption

  1. Pumpkin Mummies

  1. Pumpkin Ombre

  1. Pumpkin Potato Heads

7. Pumpkin Rolling

8. Pumpkin Seeds

  1. Pumpkin Soup Bowl

  1. Pumpkin Stamps


  1. Here’s another yummy pumpkin recipe, Kathrine. I made it up!
    Pumpkin Potato soup
    It’s become one of those Fall Winter hearty healthy comfort foods.

    5 cups peeled and cubed fresh pumpkin(I cut a pumpkin in half, scoop all the seeds out for toasting and cut pumpkin in 2″ wedges like you were cutting a cantaloupe. Then cut off outer skin with a sharp knife.)
    3 large Idaho potatoes
    4 cups of filtered water
    1/2 sweet onion diced
    2 carrots chopped
    1 tbs nutmeg
    1 tsp cayenne
    1/2 stick of real butter
    1 tsp salt
    2/3 can of evaporated milk
    Put everything except milk and butter in a big pot. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer till pumpkin is really tender. Then take your hand mixer and mix away. I like it lumpy but you decide how smooth you like it. Reduce heat. Add milk and butter. Serve with a dash of nutmeg and cayenne on top. Yum!
    Keeps in the fridge well for days.
    Share this with my sis Val, please. :)

    1. This sounds wonderful! I’ve never had anything with pumpkins & potatoes together but I’ll definitely have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing it! I will!

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