Friday, October 8, 2010

Carving Pumpkins

I initially I had planned to carve the pumpkin closer to Halloween and make a Jack O' Lantern. But Jake loves food, he knows that pumpkins are to eat and he keeps trying to eat the pumpkins we picked. I saw a blog post from one of my favorite websites wholesomebabyfood.com. (If you do not know about this website check it out. It is very helpful if you are interested in making baby food or just want to know when it is appropriate to introduce foods.) So I decided that we would cut and roast a pumpkin.
We picked up a Pie Pumpkin at the grocery store this morning.
We followed the directions from the blog post. I had Jake with me throughout the process. He loves the kitchen especially when he is able to help. 
He could not wait to eat the pumpkin! He picked it up and tried to take a bite!
When I started digging out the seeds, Jake laughed and did not want to touch it but eventually helped. 
 
We will save the seeds and have them another day. So I sliced the pumpkin and placed it into a baking dish and about 1 inch of water. We sprinkled a little cinnamon on top too.
 
After everything cooled down I gave Jake a little snack. He ate it up and loved it! What a great dramatic play kitchen activity! We will still do the Jack O' Lantern closer to Halloween. 








4 comments:

  1. ooh, scooping out the "guts" is the best part around here :) followed you from ntffc, looks like you had fun here!

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  2. How cute is your little guy!!! We are doing a pumpkin theme on my blog this week and heading to the pumpkin patch- we'll have to try baking one of the pumpkins too!
    -Kara
    http://littlelearnerslounge.blogspot.com

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  3. I love your blog!! It is wonderful!

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  4. Just wanted to let you know we tried this! I linked to you in my post:
    http://littlelearnerslounge.blogspot.com/2010/10/let-pumpkin-fun-begin.html

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