10/27/2007

Carving Pumpkins & Seasonal Things











Here's The Black Cat & Moon Pumpkin I Carved Tonight. No Pattern, freehand, and I can't draw so maybe next year I will use a pattern and have it look professional. I love those fake flashlight bulbs that you can sit in the bottom of your pumpkin, so there is no fire risk. I purchased a few of them last year, I think they were 2 for $5 at the Grocery Store.

Next is my dear son's pumpkin, he wanted it to have 5 eyes.








He's only 9, so I thought he did a nice job. We also used the Pumpkin Safety Knives which I love because kids can use them too and they are inexpensive too and usually come with a scoop.
Speaking of scooping ~ I made a really stupid purchase today. It was a Motorized battery run rotating thing for scooping out strings and seeds from your pumpkin. What was I thinking? I like the Tablespoon Idea much better, and it's easier too.

My dear daughter carved a 2 faced pumpkin~ So here's both faces.



The Part of The Country we live in does not allow us to bring in homemade goodies. So it's either Prepackaged or from the Bakery. So we got a little creative this year. I saw these done with different candies on a blog and thought, Perfect for a School Party. Just some Candy Corn Packages, Tissue Paper and Green Curling Ribbon. Quick ,Easy & Creative !


For Dinner Dessert Tonight I put a Little Twist on a recipe that I found , I think next time I do this I will use Butter Flavored Cooking Spray. Again Simple & Easy!

Cut Out Flour Tortillas (Like You Make Soft Tacos With) with Seasonal Cookie Cutters, Spray with Cooking Spray, Sprinkle Shape in Cinnamon & Sugar Mixture, Just Like You use for Toast and Bake in the oven for 9-10 minutes. If you don't celebrate Halloween or you don't want to make them right away, Autumn leaf cookie cutters or turkeys would be a lot of fun too.
Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend....

16 comments:

malieta said...

Hey Angie!
The carved pumpkins are just darling and the treats are awesome!
malieta:)

Andi said...

Great pumpkins! They did a good job!

Love the idea with the flour tortillas, cookie cutters, cinnamon and sugar. I may have to try that.

Erin Earls said...

love the pumpkins. Cool treats, and the tortillas look yummy.
Luv ya buddy~

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Angie, those pumpkins are wonderful! You ALL did a great job!

Love the tortillas too!! And the candy packages will be a sure hit!! You are such a fun mom!!

Hugs,
Amy

Andrea said...

The pumpkins look fab and I love the little treats

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Angie, thanks for your lovely comments on our Blog! Yes it's Spring here in Austalia, weather is warming up now as Summer starts next month, and our Summers are hot!! It's Christmas by the beach for us, with seafood for lunch. I am sure that is a strange concept! Maybe that is why we are fascinated by a White Christmas, that would be so wonderful! You must post some pics on your Blog for us all!! Love the pumpkins, they look awesome, well done to your children! Have a lovely Sunday Angie!! Jenn and Jacqui

Linda said...

Love your Halloween spirit. The pumpkins turned out great. Yummy treat, and the tortilla cookies look like a winner:).....neat ideas. Linda

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

LOL..I love your son's 5 eyes pumpkin. Kids have such great imaginations. I love all your pumpkins. I sure miss pumpkin carving with my kids. Happy Halloween ~

Mary Isabella said...

The pumpkins are super. The seewt sounds easy and so good. Mary

Wanda said...

Well, I think y'all did a bang up job on all the pumpkins. And the tortillas sound good. I just might have to try that.

Bren said...

What cute pumpkins you and the kids made. I bet those tortillas tasted good with cinnamon and sugar. It's almost like a Sopalillas or however you spell that right?

I like those fake bulbs too. They are so much safer than the candles.

I like your cookie cutters haha.
Hmm.....I have some just like that.

:) Bren

Sweet Remembrance said...

The pumpkins look wonderful!
ANd I will have to try the tortilla idea...sounds delightful!
Thanks...
Priscilla

Michelle said...

Great job on the pumpkin carving. The treats look yummy too - anything with sugar on it is good!

Jodi said...

You did a great job on the pumpkin. Your kids did too.

Love the tortilla treats.

The Untamed Scrapper said...

The pumpkins are adorable Angie. Love your tortilla cinnamon sugar goodies too.

Great job all the way around!

Marlou said...

love your Marieke style card!!!! excellent xx