Things To Do
Fall Pumpkin Party Plan
The pumpkins are the star of the show, so plan something simple like Sloppy Joes with Pumpkin Bars (see recipe below).
Pick up pumpkins (9-10 in. high for safe candle burning) for carving or painting. Avoid broken stems or bruises, as they can cause faster spoilage.
Collect supplies: Permanent markers, tempera paints, small paint brushes, carving tools, stickers, sponges, votives with candles
Prepare make-ahead foods
Draw out or print out pumpkin-carving templates from internet Halloween sites
Set up a carving table covered with layers of newspaper, taped down.
Fill a few containers with water and set out for painters.
Cut out tops for smaller children. Have children scoop out the pumpkin seeds and design pumpkin as wished.
Put votive light into pumpkin. Put lid on pumpkin and light candle. If it goes out, cut some wider cuts in pumpkin for better air flow.
|Pumpkin Nutritional Facts ||Squash Nutritional Facts|
|1 cup of cooked pumpkin as the following nutrients: ||1 cup of cooked squash has the following nutrients:|
|Calories 49 ||Calories 79.95|
|Protein 2 grams ||Protein 1.82 grams|
|Carbohydrates 12 grams ||Carbohydrates 17.94 grams |
|Dietary Fiber 3 grams ||Dietary Fiber 5.74 grams|
|Calcium 37 mg ||Calcium 28.7 mg|
|Iron 1.4 mg ||Iron 0.67 mg|
|Potassium 564 mg ||Potassium 895.85 mg|
|Vitamin A 2650 ||Vitamin A 7291.85 |
|Vitamin E 3 mg |
|Vitamin C 12 mg |
|Magnesium 22 mg |
2 c. sugar 1 tsp. salt
2 c. pumpkin
1 tsp. baking powder
1 c. salad oil
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 c. flour
2 tsp. vanilla
½ c. nuts (optional) ½ tsp. nutmeg (optional)
Mix well; pour into cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes. Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting
2 c. powdered sugar
½ tsp. vanilla
¼ c. margarine or butter
1 tsp. milk
3 oz. cream cheese
Mix together until smooth and spread over bars.
2 cups white sugar
1 1/2 cup of oil
3 cups flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
14 oz. pumpkin (fresh or canned may be used)
2 cups raisins
Mix eggs, white sugar and oil together, set aside. Mix dry ingredients together and then into previous mixture. Add pumpkin and raisins. Do not overmix. Fill muffin papers 2/3 full and bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
Note: Fresh pumpkin can be cooked in the microwave by simply cutting the pumpkin horizontally in half, seeding it, and placing cut side down on a plate. Cook on high until the pulp is soft and easily scooped out of the shell (10-15 minutes, dependant on size of pumpkin). Puree in blender to achieve consistency necessary for baking.
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