Tuesday, October 28, 2008

More Pumpkins! ...and a recipe

Saturday was clean-out-the-garden day, and we gleaned the last of the season's harvest. Here's our pumpkin/squash bounty, all shapes and sizes. These will make a festive display on our front porch (maybe all except the two mammoth zucchinis we didn't know about).

And here's Seth getting ready to "help," which consisted mostly of shoveling dirt from one side of the raised bed to another.

And, just as I was getting ready to rake a cleared out bed, I saw what I thought was a dried out leaf HOP about 3 feet! We fascinated at our little Kermit, and Seth spent the rest of the time watching him and pointing out every little critter by yelling "BUG!"

When we had Seth's birthday pancake party, lots of people asked for the recipe for the pumpkin pancakes, so here it is:

2 eggs
1 1/4 c. buttermilk
4 TB butter, melted
3 TB canned pumpkin puree
1/4 c. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/4 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. allspice
1/2 c. mini chocolate chips (optional)

Combine eggs, butermilk, butter, pumpkin, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Mix ingredients well with electric mixer. Combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and blend with mixer until smooth. Fold in chocolate chips. Pour batter in 1/4 cup portions onto heated and buttered skillet or griddle. Flip pancakes when batter is bubbly and finish cooking on other side.


Laura said...

What a pretty garden harvest! Jen, you can do it all! You're the Jen-of-all-trades! Oh, I crack myself up sometimes...

Kight Family said...

I am so impressed with the beautiful garden you guys have. I can't wait to have one of those. Home grown anything is way better than from the store. You guys look like you are feeding your plants steroids. Those zucchini are hugeamongos;) Love Becky

Jas and Kim said...

Jen, staci wanted me to let you know their new blog address. Their last one got all screwed up. It's jarandstaci.blogspot. Looks like you have lots of fun gourds. I'll have to do more of those next year. Love ya

Silly Little White Girls said...

Good work on the garden! Rob and the girls cleaned ours up on Saturday, too ... I hope Seth was more helpful than Lizzie and Emi were. :)

And thanks for the recipe--I'm excited to try it. I love anything pumpkin!