|My son's jack-o-lantern|
Don't be afraid of pumpkin. They are in their peak season and will be going on sale the closer we get to Halloween. All you have to do is split one in half, scoop out the seeds, and bake it until it gets tender. Check out this simple guide on Elana's Pantry. Scoop out all that goodness and use it as a substitute for squash or sweet potatoes in any recipe and of course bake some pies and muffins too.
Don't throw out those seeds! Roast them with a little oil and salt... delicious. Here is a little guide for roasting and seasoning your seeds from Pumpkin Patches and More.
Pumpkin is super nutritious and low in calories.
1 cup of pumpkin only has 49 calories yet it contains 245% of your daily allowance of vitamin A plus: calcium, iron, and vitamin C.
The following pumpkin recipes are from my Friday food parties enjoy:
|Dinner in a Pumpkin|
|No Cook Pumpkin Parfaits|
|Pumpkin Coconut Shrimp Curry|
|Autumn Pumpkin Soup|
|13 Pumpkin Dessert Recipes|
Weekly Menu Plan:
Sunday: Puree Carrot Soup with Ciabatta Rolls
Meatless Monday: Scarole and Beans
Tuesday: Chicken Dijon with Spinach and Brown Rice
Wednesday: Trader Joe's Breaded Codfish with Green Beans and Roasted Potatoes
Thursday: Refried Beans Taco's with Cheddar Cheese and Guacamole
Friday: Pizza take out
Saturday: Hibachi Birthday dinner for my daughter.
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