Here are several ways to put our pumpkins to good use:
- Use the yellow flowers in salads, stuffed, sauteed or baked
- Roast the seeds for a snack
- Use scraps for feed for animals
- Make a festive fall colored pot of soup
- In colonial times, Native Americans roasted long strips of pumpkin in an open fire.
- Colonists sliced off pumpkin tops; removed seeds and filled the insides with milk, spices and honey. This was baked in hot ashes and is the origin of pumpkin pie.
- Native Americans flattened strips of pumpkins, dried them and made mats.
- Make a honey pumpkin exfoliating mask
- Hollow out little pumpkins to use for (pumpkin) soup bowls
- Stuff and bake your small pumpkins - enjoy everything down to the skin!
- Make a devine pumpkin body butter
- Make a savory pumpkin pie or a delicious pumpkin cheesecake!
- Make pumpkin biscuits, bread, muffins, cake and more
- Create your own pumpkin pie potpourri
- Carve a jack-o-lantern
|Roasted pumpkins for freezing|