It’s Thrifty to Re-Use Those Pumpkins

Halloween can be a food-bonus as well as a fun time, if we see those fields of orange balls as potential soups, cakes, bars, loaves and cookies.

Years ago, our post-Halloween routine was to save carved pumpkins for food.  I would scrape off the top layer and cut the pumpkin into manageable pieces, then bake at 350-degrees until the meat was soft enough to scrape off the outer skin.  Some would be used immediately for cookies, and the rest, after cooled, put into freezer bags.  Because of the density, I found them a breeze to bake with compared to zucchinis, and much tastier.  At the same time, we’d see jack-o-lanterns thrown around yards and roads – what a waste!

Start the evening by separating out the seeds from the pumpkin and roasting them with sea salt and a spritz of oil.  A chilly evening with hot cocoa and roasted pumpkin seeds – old-fashioned, but a happy memory for your babes.

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About Margo

Margo Linder has over 24 years experience helping clients (http://betterhealth-fast.com) gain better health with her products. She is a busy mother of ten (19 - 39) and grandmother of seventeen, who enjoys reading, sewing painting and interior design. Margo writes as if passing on bits of information to her very large family of children, their spouses and grandchildren - and anyone else who might be listening. She will explore how small life changes (tweaks) will make a huge difference to enjoyment of life and general well-being. The World Health Organization defines health in terms of complete physical, social and mental/psychological well-being. So this is about the "whole" person. She emphasizes that she is not a health professional or scientist, but offers food-for-thought from life experience, her health business and their scientists, her own research and common sense.
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