It’s that time of year again — giant orbs of orange brightness fill the stores and homes of Americans across the nation. And of course, fall also means visits to local pumpkin patches and purchases of pumpkins of all sorts of shapes and sizes.
There are small pumpkins. There are large pumpkins. And there are also smooth pumpkins and warty pumpkins. Quite the variety of pumpkin options crowd store crates and farmlands this time of year.
So how do you make use of pumpkins? The bright orange vegetable is alluring, but what do you do with it? We have several ideas for you — it’s a good thing you asked.
Pumpkins everywhere! How to make the best use of your pumpkins
As we survey the options for making the best use of your pumpkins, you can purchase pumpkins with confidence. You’ll find more than one use in your pumpkin purchase. And that’s something to write home about in our opinion! Let’s see what’s cooking for pumpkin uses.
Pumpkins are for decorating
First of all, pumpkins are an easy decorative piece. As a matter of fact, you can employ them in an easy or elaborate manner, depending on your decorative schemes. It’s all a matter of what you want to do and how far you want to get into your mobile home’s decor needs.
You can simply add two pumpkins at opposites ends of each stair step leading up to your mobile home’s porch. Or you can carve out some intricate designs into your pumpkins. It’s up to you.
There are many ideas that could get you started on employing pumpkins into your home’s decor.
Pumpkins are for eating
In addition to decorating, pumpkins may be used for eating. The flesh is the perfect ingredient for pumpkin pies and more. But first, you’ll need to know how to cook pumpkin and make a pumpkin puree. From there, the whole world of pumpkin recipes is at your fingertips.
With pumpkin puree, you can make cheesecake, soups, bread, and muffins among other things.
Be forewarned, cooking up a pumpkin and making pumpkin puree may prove more than you bargained for. Read the recipe before you get started and ensure you have enough time to complete the task, depending on how many and how big the pumpkins are that need to be cooked.
Pumpkins are for donating
Another thing you can do with pumpkins is donating them to organizations that could use them. Consider nursing homes or churches and their decor needs. See about connecting with foster families in the area or local schools.
As you donate your pumpkins to various entities, you’ll find yourself spreading smiles as the holiday season kicks into high gear. And aren’t the smiles worth it? Folks will appreciate the thoughtful gesture.
If your pumpkins are getting old, consider reaching out to your local gardeners or student agricultural groups. And that brings us to the next idea for making the best use of your pumpkins.
Pumpkins are for composting
So pumpkins are great for composting. There is no need to toss your old pumpkins into the dumpster.
While the pumpkin flesh won’t take much time to compost down, the pumpkin rind is thick and will take a bit to compost. The best thing you can do to compost your pumpkin is to cut it into chunks. This will help the composting process move quickly.
Now, look at that. You can enjoy and benefit from pumpkins in many ways — even your garden will appreciate it thanks to your developing compost pile.
Pumpkins are for carriages
All you need is a fairy godmother to say bippity, boppity, boo! And Voila! Your pumpkin has turned into a carriage.
OK, jesting aside, pumpkins are everywhere and you should join in the pumpkin craze. It’s well worth bringing a bit of orange into your home. There’s something to be said about getting your mobile home into the holiday aesthetic.
This time of year, pumpkins will serve you well through the fall holidays such as Halloween and Thanksgiving Day. And best of all, you can get the kids to participate in the pumpkin craze!
Get your home holiday ready
For more fall-focused ideas, check out these 9 ideas that will transform your porch for the fall season. Additionally, you won’t want to miss out on ideas toward making your dining room a more holiday-focused area. It’s all about the little things in life. And who doesn’t love reaping the rewards of a home that’s holiday-ready? We’re all for it. Let us know how it goes for you and yours!