Happy Monday! Glad its the start of the new week. It will be a crazy week in our house; I have parent teacher conferences, board meetings and Parents Night Out this week at work. Ha-and I only work part time. :)
Because of our crazy week I am going to combine Miss Crafty Pants Monday and Crockpot Wednesday together.
Last Monday was rainy so the kids and I painted. Even Little Miss got to join in on the fun! Here's what you will need for the Pumpkin Life cycle craft:
One brown bag, green yarn, green, yellow and orange paint, one cup or plate for paint, paintbrushes
I had all of these materials laying around the house, use what you have. I always make sure I have brown bags at the house just for crafts. They are free- most paper is not! :)
First I read the kiddos the book Pumpkin Circle.
I cut out three sizes of pumpkins for each kid and then they got to paint.
Middle Pumpkin= yellow
Biggest Pumpkin= orange
We let them dry and then I taped little stems to the top out of the paper bag. I then punched holes in the top and strung my green yarn through the holes, to make a pumpkin garland! And here they are:
Arent they cute? Mister was proud, it was the first thing he showed Hubs when he got home from work. I used to do this craft when I taught Kindergarten and then the kids would write a fact down on their pumpkin for that part of the cycle. There are many variations you can take on this!
Ok, now on to the really good stuff, eating! I always tell my students that eating is my hobby that I am really good at! :)
I am going to share with you my Five Favorite Pumpkin Recipes. We eat alot of Pumpkin baked good around here during the fall! I love pumpkin, its just so happy!
5. Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
I am not really a huge fan of oatmeal, in fact I can't really eat it at all. But Mister and Hubs love it, so this recipe is a great variation on your everyday oatmeal. You will find the recipe here.
4. Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins
Ok, we may or may not have these on constant supply at our house from September to December. Once in awhile I may shake things up and make a loaf of Chocolate Chip Pumpkin bread, but usually we eat these. I LOVE them! Recipe here.
3. Pumpkin Fluff Dip
This is a really fun dessert, and it's super easy! Mister LOVES "dip", so this is the perfect dessert for him. If you can open a can and know how to stir this is the recipe for you! Pumpkin Fluff!!!
2. Pumpkin Pancakes
Every Halloween we eat the same meals for Breakfast and Dinner. Its just tradition to eat these pancakes on Halloween morning. There are alot of ingredients, but these are just plain good! I serve ours with Honey Butter and syrup. Recipe here.
1. Pumpkin Brownies
These are too good to be true! So yummy, so easy, so perfect! These are just great! We could probably eat a whole pan in one sitting, but we dont, I promise...... Recipe here
So there you have it, our family favorites! Most of them are sweet, because I like sweets and we do eat alot of other veggies, were just not big Gourd people. :)
What are some of your favorite Pumpkin Recipes?