1. Carve it
You can carve it for Creepmas or do your own personal salute to Krampus. Krampus is my new favorite holiday icon thanks to Meericat over at Blackwood.
2. Salute blogs you follow
|A tribute to the Queen|
I made my own pumpkin puree to replace what I buy in the can. It was easy. Firstly, halve and clean your pumpkin, the bake it in a big shallow pan flesh side down at 350 degrees in 1/2 inch of water. I cooked mine for an hour.
Then remove the skin and puree the flesh in the blender. And it ends up looking like this. Now you have fresh pumpkin puree to add to pies, bread, cupcakes ect. Below are some things I used my puree for in addition to freezing a bunch for the future.
Definately the most eco-friendly way to dispose of old pumpkins. Throw them on the compose and make a high quality soil amendment for next year.
Creepmas is definately winding down. Even the Mums are reminding me that it's time to start focusing on that other Holiday that will be upon us shortly.
|Christmas tree mums - they just grew like that. I had no hand in it.|