PUMPKINS AND APPLES SAY AUTUMN
On September 22nd, Fall arrived in all her glory!
Now is the time to celebrate this glorious, multi-colored time of the year with some great books and great ideas. Start with Anne Rockwell’s Apples and Pumpkins (E).
ROASTED PUMPKIN SEEDS:
When carving pumpkins, save the seeds to make a tasty snack. Rinse the seeds and dry on a paper towel. Mix seeds with two to three tablespoons of vegetable oil and a few dashes of salt. Spread them on a cookie sheet and bake at 250 degrees for about an hour, stirring them every 10 minutes. Let cool and eat. (Idea taken from Family Fun magazine, October 2004).
Find more ideas in the following books:
Here's a fun painting project to try: Fingerprint Appletree
ENJOY SOME APPLE & PUMPKIN SNACKS!
Toast slices of bread or a split English muffin, let cool for a minute, then cut into pumpkin shapes or circles.
Spread with processed cheese or cream cheese colored with orange food coloring.
Make the eyes and mouth with slices of stuffed green olives, raisins, a slice of maraschino cherry, etc.
APPLE STAR SANDWICHES
Slice an apple in thin rounds.
Use a sharp knife to scrape out the seeds.
On half the slices, enlarge the seed holes.
Slather peanut butter on the other half of the slices.
Cover the peanut butter with the star slices of apples.
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