How to Use the Whole Pumpkin and be Safe This Halloween
Friday, November 1, 2013 • 9:22am
So if you are anything like me, you are running around, clamoring to get to your kids ready and get to their Halloween parades. Halloween isn't as much fun when you are an adult. If you are also like us, you are also carving pumpkins TONIGHT instead of the weeks leading up to Halloween. This column is for you, us.
When carving pumpkins, make sure YOU are with the children. You do the heavy carving, but let them get their hands dirty. Let them get the guts out and putinto bowls. Anyone who knows me we are survivalists. We have a house in the country and we live off the land. Take this time to show your kids what they can do with the insides of the pumpkins. While I am carving the facing they drew. I have my children sort out the guts. They separate the seeds from the actual pulp. The seeds we boil with salt for ten minutes and the then bake for eight minutes on 400 after immersing them in extra virgin olive oil and salt. The pulp we add to the nutrabullet and make pumpkin bread. the left overs we save in the freezer for pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving.
After you careve them out, promise me you will do this--use LED lights. They sell them at the dollar store. We have three lovely pumpkins sitting in our window now, the bigger one needs four, but that's okay because I know my family is save from a fire hazard!
You can check out my Jersey Mayhem blog for more satefy tips for this night. From Allstate-The Espeland Group, to you...Happy Halloween! If you like this column, please find us on Facebook and like our page. Each and every LIKE never goes unnoticed, and is always appreciated and gets a shout out!
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