Halloween Gardening Pun And Fun
Tomorrow is Halloween! Yay! Chris and I are both major fans of Halloween. Halloween is a fun time for gardeners. After all, pumpkins are the star of the show! We did a big post on pumpkins a few weeks back. For fun on Halloween night, make Pumpkin Brains to serve your little trick-or-treaters before hitting the streets. (Recipe below)
Puns are always fun. Luckily, there are a bunch of fun gardening and nature Halloween Puns. My favorite is the one about the squash.
What do you get when you drop a pumpkin?
What kind of protozoa likes Halloween?
What do the birds sing on Halloween?
Twick or Tweet
How did the ghost patch his sheet?
With a pumpkin patch.
What did the little ghost have in his rock collection?
• 1 Large pumpkin (small enough to fit in your oven)
• 1 lb of spaghetti
• 1 jar of spaghetti sauce
Hollow out the pumpkin. Cut a large opening in the top—larger than you usually would cut for jack-o-lanterns. Save the seeds to roast. Use a knife to etch a face into the side of the pumpkin, but do not cut all of the way through, as the spaghetti will fall out!
Cook the spaghetti, drain and stir in the sauce. Pour the spaghetti mixture into the pumpkin, and cook the pumpkin on a cookie sheet with sides in the oven for about 45 minutes at 350 degrees. (The pumpkin will get a little bit juicy as it cooks.) Serve with garlic bread carved into the shape of hands!
Save the pumpkin seeds from the pumpkin. Clean them as well as you can. Then toss in olive oil and salt and spread on a cooking sheet. Roast at 400 degrees for ten minutes or so until brown. They will be VERY HOT when they come out of the oven, so you will want to wait a bit before eating. You can serve these as “Pumpkin Teeth!”