How to recycle pumpkins
If you do buy a pumpkin I would advise getting one pumpkin pretty last minute (they don’t half smell when they’ve gone off ICK!) or you will end up buying two.
Kids love to see these lit even really little ones and they can be great fun. Nice to put in your hall or by your door on Halloween to let trick or treaters know they are welcome. Make sure you scoop out the innards and use them to make a pumpkin pie or some pumpkin soup and really get good value for your money.
Photo Credit: Rocket Jim 54
Simple Pumpkin Soup
400g Pumpkin flesh (after it has been peeled and the seeds scooped out)
1 Large chopped onion
200g peeled chopped potatoes
850ml of Vegetable stock
50g unsalted Butter
Salt to season
Optional small carton of double cream.
In a large saucepan cook the chopped onion in the butter until it
Cut the pumpkin into small cubes and add to the saucepan with the potatoes. Cover the pan and cook
slowly for 20 minutes until the vegetables are soft. Add the stock, milk, and the salt and bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes.Liquidise the soup until it becomes a purée then pour it back in the pan and simmer for another 20
mins. The cream is optional
Lovely for the kids to see you use something in a variety of ways, if you carve it, light it, cook with it then plant the seeds it is a great lesson in recycling!