How do I carve a pumpkin for the Halloween decoration?
With this amount, I take part in the blog parade, Halloween: Party or nightmare by Verena and Tamara .
Halloween is coming soon and of course, as every year on this day, spooky, glowing pumpkin paws will be on our doorstep.
On our evening walks, we like to admire the scary grimaces of the masterpieces that made imaginative pumpkin carvers for his garden. We think it's really nice that this American tradition has become established in Germany as well.
Today it was time for us, we had a lot of fun carving our pumpkins for the Halloweendeko, which we bought last week.
But before it's time to carve a nasty grin into the pumpkin for Halloween decoration, it must first be prepared!
The first thing to do is to cut out the lid with a sharp knife. We did it in a star shape because we like it better, but of course it's also around. When doing so, keep the knife slightly slanted so that the lid will not fall into it later.
By hand, I prefer to wear gloves that remove sticky fibers and seeds from the pumpkin. Then you can scrape the pulp until the pumpkin is thin enough to let the light shine through. We will take a normal spoon, but of course there are also special tools or scrapers to buy.
Then you have to clean the pumpkin and wipe dry inside and out!
Now the pumpkin for the Halloweendeko gets his grinning grin!
There are no limits to the imagination and according to your mood you can create real works of art. You paint the motif yourself, or simply print out finished coloring pages, which you then only have to cut out. Then you stick it with tape on the pumpkin and draws the lines that will be cut later, with a black waterproof pen after.
Now the template is removed again and you can start with the carving. To do this, cut along the painted lines with a sharp knife or with a small carving knife. So then creates the desired scary face that was previously selected.
Spraying the pumpkin inside and out with hair lacquer makes it a little bit more durable and it does not shrivel up that fast.
Now put in the tealights and the ghastly, grimacing drawing pumpkin face is ready!
What do I do with the dissolved pumpkin meat?
Such a pumpkin face is great as Halloweendeko, of course, but what do I do with the inner life?
There are many pumpkin courts in the US, such as Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Latte and Pumpkin Pancakes. The basis for these American dishes is usually an unseasoned pumpkin puree that is very easy to make and you can also freeze well.
Pumpkin puree ideal for many dishes!
You also do not have to dispose of the cores!
My daughter-in-law dries and roasts the pumpkin seeds in a pan, removes the skin and uses them, for example, for soups and salads as a topping or simply chews them pure.