In 2014 the United States grew nearly 2 BILLION pumpkins. And we ate less than 1/3 of all that fiber rich food full of potassium and beta carotene! How many people could we have fed with all that went into the landfill. Oh, and about that. Everyone of those golden squashes in the landfills generates greenhouse gas!
So, lets do our part in saving the world and feeding our families – Here are some really easy ways to eat that beautiful treasure that is bestowed in such abundance this time of year!
Here are seven delectable recipes that use pumpkin. Any pumpkin will work. Oh, if you need a jack-o-lantern, three are some great re-usable ones available!
My jack o’lantern goes into my compost pile (I use a battery powered candle) on November 1. And of course I toast the seeds, after saving some to grow next years pumpkins! Waste not want not. Thanks for sharing on Creative K Kids #TastyTuesdays
Yeah!!! Glad to hear you use it for something other than tossing into the land fill! Thanks for stopping by Audrey!
I grow pumpkins to eat rather than for decoration and this year I have a fantastic crop so I will bookmark this page for future reference. Thank you.
Thanks Rosie – It has always bothered me that so much good goes to waste – and there are so many amazing things you can do with pumpkin. Thanks for stopping by!
Thank you for sharing your wonderful post at #OverTheMoon. I look forward to what you will share next week! Do something special. Give yourself a standing ovation today! We hope you’ll come back again next Sunday when we open our doors at 6:00 PM EST.
Those pumpkin stats are a shock. All your awesome recipes should help the situation. I love pumpkin, mostly I eat it as a vegetable but desserts are good too.
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What great ideas! Pinning to try some. :) Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty
This is a great collection of pumpkins! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome talent with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back to see us real soon!
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WOW, 2 billion pumpkins!! Recipes look good but I guess pumpkin is either a taste you like or don’t like. Thanks so much for linking up at Food Friday 1 for Pumpkin Recipes. Shared.