Monday, October 24, 2011

all things pumpkin

It's that time of year.  The time of year that everything we do and eat has to revolve around the great pumpkin.

Pumpkin Smoothies
adapted from Redhead Recipes

1 banana
1/2 can pumpkin puree
same amount of vanilla yogurt
1 cup milk of your choice
about a teaspoon each of pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon
1tsp vanilla
some ice
some cool-whip for topping
some brown sugar if you need it sweeter

Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth and top with cool whip.

 Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal

3 cups quick cooking oats
½ cup brown sugar
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter
2 eggs
2 teaspoons baking powder
¾ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¾ cup canned pumpkin
¼ cup brown sugar (for the top)

In a large bowl mix together all ingredients except the ¼ cup brown sugar for the top.
Spread into a greased 9×13 pan.
Sprinkle remaining ¼ cup brown sugar on top.
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

I halved this recipe and used half a can of pumpkin for the oatmeal and the other half for the smoothies.

Here's some photos of our family's trip to a local pumpkin patch.

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