October is all about the Pumpkins
October has to be celebrated as the month of the pumpkin; Pumpkins are not only for decoration and pies but also for soups, bread, and even coffee. So what's the big deal with these orange gourds? Let's find out!
Here at Puttisu, we love to encourage fun family times and create memories. Why not make the run-up to Halloween even more exciting by creating your own pumpkin-inspired itinerary?
1 . Get set for a family fun day; head out to your local pumpkin farm
If you're looking for a fun fall activity to do with your family, a trip to a pumpkin farm is the perfect option. Not only will you be supporting your local business, but you will also all get to enjoy picking out some pumpkins to take home.
Even turn it into a family competition to see who can find the most giant pumpkin.
You'll also be able to capture some fantastic autumnal Instagram-worthy pics. Don't forget to tag us in them @puttususa we love to see your creative pics.
Pumpkin farms are the perfect place to celebrate all things pumpkin, and there are usually plenty of activities for kids to enjoy as well.
So round up your family and head to your nearest pumpkin farm for a day of fun!
2. Get creative in the kitchen.
We have created this perfect pumpkin-inspired lunch box recipe that you can make with the kids.
From pumpkin pies and other sweet treats to savory dishes and decorations, pumpkins are versatile ingredients that can be enjoyed in many different ways.
Whether you're looking for a traditional pumpkin pie recipe or something a little more unique, there are plenty of options to choose from. For a festive twist on classic pumpkin pie, try adding some spice with cinnamon, ginger, or nutmeg.
Or get creative with your toppings and add whipped cream, nuts, or even chocolate chips.
If you're not in the mood for dessert, plenty of savory dishes showcase pumpkin as well. Try incorporating pumpkins into soup, chili, pasta sauce, or bread. You can even roast them and use them as a side dish.
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Looking for an easy snack or lunch box filler?
These cheese, pumpkin, and couscous bites are for you! Filled with delicious roasted pumpkin, cheese, and couscous, these yummy little bites are also perfect for kids and adults!
These bites are a great way to get some veggies in your diet. The roasted pumpkin is sweet and flavorful, and the couscous gives a nice texture contrast. Plus, who can resist cheese?
To make these bites, preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, mix 1/2 cup of uncooked couscous with 1/4 cup of water in a small bowl. Let this sit for five minutes so the couscous can absorb the water.
Meanwhile, roast a small pumpkin or butternut squash. For this recipe, you'll need about 1/2 cup of diced pumpkin or squash. If you're using a canned pumpkin, be sure to get the plain kind - not the spiced one.
Mix the roasted pumpkin or squash into the couscous, along with 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese and 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Then, use a small cookie scoop to form the couscous mixture into small balls. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and press them down slightly. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until they're golden brown.
These cheese and pumpkin bites are perfect as a snack or as part of a lunch box meal. They're healthy, tasty, and easy to make - what more could you want?
Finally don't throw away those seeds they can be roasted and are full of nutritional value.
3. Pumpkin Carving - Jack o lanterns
No Pumkin-inspired itinerary would be complete without some pumpkin carving, with Halloween just around the corner! Use your pumpkin wisely and let's prepare our homes for the spookiest night of the year with fun and easy decorations.
A pumpkin or two is one of the most essential decorations for any Halloween home. So don't let your pumpkin go to waste.
Using it for carving pumpkins is a great activity with the kids; they'll love seeing their handiwork on display when all the lights are turned off on Halloween night.
Most of all stay safe and have fun.