Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Pumpkins Post Halloween

October 31st may behind us for another year, but do not toss those pumpkins without first asking yourself what a frugalista would do.  Looking to extend the life of your Jack-o-Lantern?  Consider some or all of the following:

  • Roast and use the pumpkin "meat" as puree.  I do this every year, freezing the meat into individual portions. Over the year I pull bags out to add to breads, muffins, and pancakes.  This coming year I will give pudding and plain yogurt a whirl as well.  
  • Roast the seeds for snacks;
  • Save the seeds to use for next years homegrown crop; and/or
  • Compost.  What remains always goes to our compost bin, maximizing every cent we paid for the orbs.
Did I miss an idea?  How do you get the most of out your Jack-o-Lantern?

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