Today’s Countdown to Christmas Challenge is to visit your local farm stand or grocery store for the perfect carving pumpkin. Then, spread out some newspaper on the floor of the kitchen, over the kitchen table, or even on the lawn. Grab the appropriate utensils for carving such as a large, sharp knife for the top of the pumpkin, knives with smaller blades for the detail work, and a large spoon to help you scoop out the “guts”. Create a traditional design such as a face or search the internet for a more unique pattern or design. Do not forget to remove the seeds for the extra bonus of yummy Spiced Pumpkin Seeds.
Visit the 100 Days to Christmas Facebook page and tell us your favorite uses for pumpkins. Submit a photo of your best jack-o-lantern.