It’s here! Tonight we get to go trick-or-treating! I’m so hyper about it that I can barely control myself. Even our jack-o-lanterns are ready for the night’s festivities!
Today’s tip is really for tomorrow morning.
After all the Halloween fun is over, too many people just toss their friendly carved pumpkins into the trash!
DON’T DO IT!
Instead, bury the carved guy in the garden or toss it into a compost heap! The pumpkin will decay quickly and help liven up your dirt or compost with lots of yummy things!
And whatever you do, don’t put it in the attic and save it for next Halloween!
Now I live in Southern CA so I can have parsley year round. If you can’t grow it outside, this is an herb that is fairly easy to keep alive indoors. You may want to have it not only as a garnish but as the main ingredient to a quick white sauce that kids love!(CLICK HERE FOR PARSLEY SAUCE RECIPE)
Three other ways to always have parsley on hand are:
5 more days! Yes, the countdown to Halloween has begun! I’m really excited because I love seeing so many pumpkins everywhere. My friends at the Dallas Arboretum had a great idea for all of their pumpkins. They made pumpkin houses, pumpkin landscapes and a huge pumpkin village out of them.
It took more than 40,000 pumpkins to create these gardens bursting with fall colors. That’s a lot of pumpkins. I don’t have that many pumpkins but even with a couple we can have tons of fun!
What we really do is create pumpkin obstacle courses. Use small pumpkins like orange sports cones and zig-zag in and out of them. You’ll be surprised how much the kids get into it. Let them create a course for you too. We often play so hard that we never get to even carving our pumpkins. We wind up doing that the next day! (Last Halloween we actually carved our pumpkins the day after! I guess when I saw I’m flexible when it comes to playing it’s true!)
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