Monday, October 27, 2008

Pumpkin Time!

Well, it has been awhile hasn't it! I apologize for my absence but in the last two months I've had hand surgery twice and now a have a pretty bad cold! But I wanted to post a bit about pumpkins.

Fall is really my favorite time of year. I love pumpkins. I love to cook with them and I love to decorate with them. I really think they are beautiful. I've even grown them!

One of my favorite things to do is drive around to the pumpkin patches the day AFTER Halloween. Usually any pumpkins left are free. I think that pumpkins and gourds are great decorations through Thanksgiving so I put them out for decorations. If they are still in good shape after Thanksgiving I bring them in, cut them up, bake them and scoop out the flesh for pumpkin recipes.

Teaching Good Things has become one of my favorite blogs. Right now they feature a great pumpkin recipe that is super easy. They are also giving away two beautiful pumpkin potholders if you leave a comment before Friday night at Midnight. I know you'll want to enter.