Friday, October 31, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
The carving master hard at work.Our lil' pumpkins! Sorry for the underwear shot...it's almost impossible to keep these kids in pants these days.
Monday, October 27, 2008
The ward Halloween block party was so much fun! The Haws family and my mom joined us this year.
(Cade, Jared, Connor)
Monday, October 20, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
These pictures belong to The Pioneer Woman; my pictures just don't turn out as pretty! She's awesome! Check out her website sometime. Her cooking tutorials are very complete and witty. You can find directions on how to make your own pumpkin puree here. Like I said, it's so much easier than I thought it would be. And fun! From that pumpkin puree (I did 2 small pie pumpkins and got about 4 cups of puree) I made pumpkin butter. This is also a pretty simple recipe - vanilla or plain yogurt, pumpkin, powdered sugar and spices. Kevin didn't really dig the texture, but he did like the taste. I like the texture of pumpkin, so I thought it was great (although I do like homemade pear butter a lot better!). I will play around a little more with the spices next time I try it.
Cooking in the oven right now are some pepitas. The kids LOVE pumpkin seeds. Cade has asked me every 5 minutes if they are done yet.
So I have about 3 cups of pumpkin puree left. I'm contemplating making a pumpkin pie. I really want to see if there is a difference between canned and fresh pumpkin. We'll see!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
It was a great evening. There was a lot of energy, and it was pretty fun going back in time. I almost felt like I hadn't aged at all. I decided that even after all these years I think Jon is still the cutest--yes, that is the 12 year old coming out in me. :)