Thursday, October 30, 2014

Pumpkin carving (and pumpkin recipes links)

Tonight is pumpkin carving night at our house, with my husband and my younger son's godfather doing the honors.  Since at least two of the pumpkins are pretty small, they will probably stick to faces, but if you have more pumpkin surface area to work with, check out these saint jack-o-lanterns from Catholic Cuisine.  What a nice way to mark All Saints Day!

But!  What to do with all the leftover pumpkin (since everybody had to have their own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch)? I'm planning on serving homemade pumpkin pasta for a yummy meatless Friday dinner tomorrow night, and this slow cooker pumpkin curry is definitely on the horizon for one of our busy nights next week. Maybe I'll make some pumpkin butter. From soup to nuts, Libby's has some great pumpkin recipes to choose from, like pumpkin gouda mac and cheese, pumpkin shepherd's pie, and tantalizing pumpkin desserts (to get your fresh pumpkin into an equivalent puree, roast it).  Pumpkin steel cut oatmeal is my older son's favorite breakfast. If your sweet tooth is still not satisfied, King Arthur Flour also has some delicious recipes for pumpkin baked goods.  Bon Appetit!

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