Wednesday, October 27, 2010

National Pumpkin Day with kids!

Pumpkin pie, pumpkin seads, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin roll, we all have a favorite pumpkin food. Today, National Pumpkin Day, is the perfect day to celebrate, eat or carve a pumpkin. National Pumpkin Day is celebrated on October 26th of each year. This unofficial food holiday pays tribute to the underrated pumpkin, which has many uses besides being sacrificed to Halloween. Pumpkins are a vegetable, similar to gourds and related to squash.

There are so many pumpkin crafts and ideas out there. We love to carve our pumpkins into pictures, like owls, and bake the seeds for a tasty night time snack.

Pumpkin Anatomy:
Found this perfect description of pumpkin anatomy HERE from Pumpkin Nook.  Great site to teach the kids!

Pumpkin Cooking:
This website has step by step with pictures on how to cook and puree your pmpkins:

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds:
Thais website also has step by step instructions on how to roast your own pumpkins seeds!

For more great pumpkin ideas and recipes visit the Pumpkin Nook HERE

So celebrate National pumpkin day, be creative and enjoy this favorite Fall squash.

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