Did you manage to grow some pumpkins for Halloween this year? Don’t worry if you didn’t as they’re still available at the vegie stores and since they’re all different sizes so there’s a pumpkin for every location.
It’s one of those fun activities that’s best done as a tag team. Mum and Dad can be the muscles of the team and do the actual cutting but the kids can be the creative brains behind the outfit and design and draw the faces on. And, when they’re finished, a battery operated tea light is not only the safest way to light them up but also the most effective. Put them on the doorstep to welcome the Trick or Treaters to the house.
Don’t waste the pumpkin seeds though. Just dry them in the oven on about 150°C for 10 minutes and them toast them in a frypan. They’re a very good for you and can be mixed with dried fruit and nuts for a delicious snack or add a touch of salt for some savoury zing.
The seed can even be planted next season so that there will be more pumpkins in the back garden. Spread them on to a dinner plate and just leave them on the bench for a couple of weeks, turning them over a couple of times, and when they’re dry, pop them in an envelope. Write the type of pumpkin on the envelope as well as the date that you packaged them.
So, get the rest of your Pumpkin Head team together. After all, two heads are better than one!