Wednesday, October 26, 2016

It's National Pumpkin Day

pumpkin carving in 2012

It's that time of year for pumpkins!  And today's the day to celebrate it.

I'd like to say that we are master pumpkin carvers but it could be further from the truth.  It's been a few years since we've even tried.  Mouths end up cockeyed and eyes end up crooked.

Interesting fact:  I learned that the United States produces 1.5 billion pounds of pumpkins, with Illinois producing more than any other state.  Illinois doesn't get much recognition for the good things, so the pumpkin fact is one I'm proud of.

I posted this recipe last year but thought I'd show it to you again, in case you missed it the first time around. :

Pumpkin Marshmallow Pillows


 Crescent Rolls
Large Marshmallows
Melted Butter
Cinnamon & Sugar
Pumpkin Spice
Pumpkin Puree


 Unroll the crescent rolls and lay each individual one flat. Add a tablespoon of pumpkin puree to each crescent by spreading it on with a knife. Take a large marshmallow and coat it in the melted butter, then roll it in cinnamon  & sugar. Place the marshmallow on crescent roll. Wrap up the crescent roll around the marshmallow, securing all openings. Dip the whole "pillow" into the melted butter. Add a pinch of pumpkin spice on top of each pillow. Place into the oven and follow instructions of the crescent rolls for bake time.

What foods to you like that include pumpkin?
Do you carve pumpkins for Autumn/ Halloween?


Theresa Mahoney said...

If it weren't for the seeds, I wouldn't even break out the carving knife each year. I'd much rather paint them!

Renee said... had me at marshmallow dipped in butter, cinnamon, and sugar. I am going to make those pillows for my kids tomorrow. Thanks for the great recipe!

rochelle said...

I love pumpkin seed