As promised, here is a post sharing some of the things we have done with the pumpkins and apples we have collected this fall. The pumpkins are going to be no surprise - we turned them into jack-o-lanterns.
Brynnie was just a wee bit grossed out by the insides of a pumpkin,
but with a lot of encouragement and team-work
she managed to get the job done.
Blair declared the smell of the pumpkin "won-er-ful", which I rather doubt since all of them had a tiny bit of mold starting to grow on the seeds. (This always seem to happen to me - we haven't been able to roast pumpkin seeds in several years!)
Ian, as you might expect, had no concerns with smells, mold or slime.
Once we got the pumpkins taken care of, I had some fun baking with all the apples. One recipe I especially enjoyed was "Pumpkin Apple Bread". I made a double batch into several loaves of bread and mini-muffins, and they did not last long at all.
(I also learned that I am an especially bad food photographer - trust me, it tastes a whole lot better then these photos make it look.)
Happy producing, everyone!