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October 26th is National Pumpkin Day
you're looking for something to do today then think orange because it's
National Pumpkin Day! You probably already have a couple at your
house, don't you? Well, let's get right into celebrating National
WHY IS THIS A
Well, do you know what time of year it is? This is about the
time of year that people are harvesting pumpkins, right? I mean,
Halloween is just around the corner so I'm sure a lot of people have
already started carving up a bunch of pumpkins. And then you have
Thanksgiving, which is about a month away, but this is about the time
of year that all kinds of pumpkin-infused treats start popping up.
They've been harvested and the pumpkins are fresh so why not celebrate
the harvest and give pumpkins their own special day? I'm sure all
of you know what a pumpkin looks like... It's orange or maybe even
yellow and weighs anywhere from 9 pounds up to 75+ pounds. But have you
seen white pumpkins? What about the green ones? Better yet, have you
seen a red pumpkin? Yeah... there really are red pumpkins out there!
I'm not sure if the flavor really changes much, but you do have a
variety to choose from.
Pumpkins are usually planted in July and
they need quite a good amount of water to survive. You won't be seeing
pumpkins popping up in the desert any time soon! But why do we eat
them, right? Well for one, they taste good! And they're actually pretty
healthy because they contain things like vitamin A, lutein, alpha
carotene and beta carotene. But of course, being the humans that we
are, we kind of ruin the healthy quality of the pumpkin by adding in a
ton of sugar, butter and lots of other things when we make our pumpkin
treats. But hey, 'tis the season! Let's get to pleasing those
So, how can you celebrate today? Well, today is all about
pumpkins but that doesn't really mean that you have to eat them. You
could be a bit traditional and carve up a pumpkin tonight. It's a fun
tradition and you're not limited one bit on what you can carve into it.
Carve a picture of your face into it if you want to scare the
neighbors... just kidding! ;) But even still, you can stay a bit
traditional and make a pumpkin pie. You can't go wrong with that! In
fact, skip making it and just go out to eat and order pumpkin pie as a
dessert. There's no reason to be stuck in the kitchen all day, is
there? You might even be able to swing by a bakery and pick up some
But think of all the pumpkin treats you could
make today. I mean, outside of pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread and pumpkin
seeds, there are a lot of options. You could make pumpkin cake, cookies
or brownies. You could make pumpkin pancakes, like I did recently. You
could make a pumpkin smoothie or a milkshake. Heck, while you're at it,
why don't you make some pumpkin ice cream? Have a great day and
enjoy the pumpkin goodness!