The Sparklepants’ clan went to the pumpkin patch last week. It’s the first time we’ve been since living in the desert. For the most part it was just your normal pumpkin patch.. except it was nearly 90 degrees out and there were cactus:
Everybody had a blast..there was a hayride, petting zoo, a hay maze and other pumpkin patchy type stuff. Each family member picked out pumpkins.
Can you tell who’s is who’s? Hint: Mr. Sparklepants’ is not wearing a crown.
The best part about pumpkins is the yummy stuff you can make with them. I love pumpkin seeds. My favorite are Garlic Parmesan Pumpkin Seeds, but there are so many recipes..
Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
Spicy Pumpkin Seeds
Toasted Pumpkin Seed Crusted Halibut
Pumpkin Seed Crusted Chicken
Cider Pumpkin Bread with Raisins and Walnuts
just to name a few.
Now on to the carving. There are lots of pumpkin carving stencils that you can print out. Better Homes and Gardens has some here, and the lovely Martha has some here. Better get started, Halloween in on Sunday!
Love it! You take great photos, by the way.