- Don't like the idea of carving a pumpkin? Paint one instead! Here's some great examples.
- Use your pumpkins for serving bowls! For the small to medium pumpkins - hallow them out, spray the interior with a good coating of spray oil and fill them with dips and spreads. Stuff a holiday themed napkin inside and fill with nuts and pretzels. Larger pumpkins can even be used as coolers - fill them with ice and insert your cold drinks!
- Don't throw away the seeds after you hollow out your pumpkin - dry them and roast them up to eat!
- Pumpkins come in a variety of colors too so pick up some of them to have fun with.
- Pumpkins contain potassium and Vitamin A.
- Pumpkins are used for feed for animals.
- Pumpkin flowers are edible.
- Pumpkins are members of the vine crops family called cucurbits.
- Pumpkins originated in Central America.
- The name pumpkin originated from "pepon" – the Greek word for "large melon."
- Pumpkins are 90 percent water.
- Pumpkins are fruit.
- Colonists sliced off pumpkin tops; removed seeds and filled the insides with milk, spices and honey. This was baked in hot ashes and is the origin of pumpkin pie.
HAPPY NATIONAL PUMPKIN DAY!Stop by and grab some of my Halloween Tiny Food Recipes for your Party!
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