these great books and couldn't resist!
Out of all the books we read, I think this one left the most lasting impression...it's about a class who wants to know how many seeds are in their pumpkin with an underlying story that bigger isn't always better....gotta love a good wholesome story!
Before starting the demise...we all took a guess at just how many seeds we would find...
Small Pumpkin guesses...
DH-342 (we thought he was crazy!)
Larger Pumpkin guesses...
and the results?
Drum roll please...
Small pumpkin seeds totaled....
So I guess DH wasn't so crazy afterall! lol
And the big pumpkin?
Are you beating on the nearest surface?
.......I can't hear you....
drum roll please.....
506!!! How cool is that?
We got to make lots of comparisons about the differences we found...like the color of the meat inside...
and the size of the seeds too!
After soaking them in salt water over night these are going to make a great snack!
And the small pumpkin was quickly turned into these...
Chocolate chip pumpkin cookies!
(Recipe thanks to my dear friend Aimee!)
2 1/2 C flour
1 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1 1/2 t pumpkin pie spice
1 c butter
1 c sugar
1 16 oz. can 100% pure pumpkin
1 t vanilla
1 c chopped walnuts (I left these out-not much of a nut in cookies fan)
1 12 oz. bag semisweet chocolate chips
Directions:1. Preheat oven to 375.
Grease 2 cookie sheets.
Mix flour, powder, soda, and pumpkin pie spice in a bowl
Beat butter and sugar together in another bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time until smooth and well blended. Mix in the pumpkin and vanilla until smooth. Gradually add the flour mixture, stirring to make a smooth batter. Stir in nuts (if desired) and chocolate chips.
Drop by T sized spoonfulls onto prepared sheets.
Bake in preheated oven until edges are golden, 18-20 minutes. Cool briefly on sheets and then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
Don't you just LOVE fall? My house is smelling so yummy these days!