Landscapes across the country are vibrantly changing to a colorful array of russet, orange, gold and shades of red. With that beautiful display of nature’s pageantry, is the excited anticipation of our fall season holidays, Halloween and Thanksgiving.
It’s a time for wearing turtleneck sweaters, cool crisp mornings, apple picking, roasting walnuts, children romping joyfully in piles of raked leaves, and porches and walkways artfully decorated with haystacks, cornstalks and jack-o-lanterns.
Pumpkins are quite a fixture this time of the year, but they are more than just a decorating item or the main ingredient for the traditional pumpkin pie. They are amazingly, vitamin-packed, an all-natural vegetable and member of the squash family, and a wonderfully, nourishing staple you can use for pumpkin bread, ravioli, pie, pudding, pound cake, risotto, soup and even, homemade pumpkin beer.
Purchase a few extra ones this upcoming holiday season to use for not just a decoration staple, but for the nutritional value they offer as well. You may be surprised just how delicious they are for something other than Grandma’s homemade pumpkin pie. Click the following link to learn how to freeze pumpkin for future use correctly http://allrecipes.co.uk/how-to/193/how-to-freeze-pumpkin.aspx