Saturday, October 28, 2006

Pumpkin Largesse

Our pumpkin haulI received a request to see a photo of our haul of pumpkins from our multiple visits to the pumpkin patch. So, here you go Carol, a glimpse of our pumpkin largesse.

Yes, strictly speaking there are more than just pumpkins in that pile. The pumpkin merchants were selling squash of many types and referring to them all as different kinds of pumpkins. For the entertainment value perhaps. More likely to make the children demand more produce for the holiday.

In addition to the usual orange varieties, we chose the nearly red 'Cinderella Pumpkin', the white 'ghost pumpkin', striped 'tiger pumpkin' and crooked 'bent pumpkin'. You may recognize acorn, sweet dumpling, butternut and carnival squash. Some yams were added to the pile for good measure.

a baby brag bookHere is a baby brag book that I have been working on. It is made from cardstock tags measuring 4"x6" and decorated with patterned scrapbook papers, stickers and ribbons. The booklet is held together with a clip ring that has ribbons tied to it, so the recipient can make more tags to add to it if she wishes.

I made this mini scrapbook as a gift to accompany the yellow baby layette that I recently finished.

It was a lot of fun to make. I plan on making more of these.

simple cupcakes with sprinklesI made simple cupcakes for our upcoming neighborhood Halloween party. You know, easy stuff; cake mix, frosting in a tub, packaged sprinkles.

Never try to make just one batch of any baked good and send it off somewhere else, your family members will stage a revolt or a mutiny or somesuch.

So, of course, I made a second batch for the family. I have made the cupcakes even more 'special' by using different types of sprinkles. The party cakes only use one kind of sprinkles, and are therefore inferior. It has nothing to do with running out of sprinkles for our home cakes, going to the store and finding out they had run out of the kind I had used previously and having to choose another type, oh no. It is so that the 3-year-old can taste his cupcakes with different flavored sprinkles. Oh yes, I'm sticking with that story, you bet.


Carol said...

That's quite a haul of pumpkins! Thay sure have come a long way with the colors. Just love the Baby Brag Book! What a great idea! That's one that won't sit on shelf in hiding & it's easy for a new mom to make notes or attach photos, cool. A little ~drool~ over the cupcakes, it's hard to bake for "outside" the house, mine aren't real young anymore, but they give me dirty looks if theirs don't look as festive as the ones leaving the house. ;)

Nanette said...

I'm glad to see someone has more pumpkins than I do - I was beginning to think I have too many. LOL The cupcakes look delicious!

Jennifer said...

Lol, I know exactly what you mean about making a "family batch". Heck, in my family it's not even worth it to make less than a double batch. :)

mf said...

those cupcakes certianly look delicous!