BEFORE I GET OUT MY RECIPE BOOK FOR PIES AND PANCAKES I’M SHARING A SIMPLE WAY TO DECORATE STAIRS USING PIE PUMPKINS.
It’s pumpkin pickin time. The stores and farmers markets are filled with every color, shape and size you can imagine. This is the first year I passed on buying any and only decorated with the ones from our garden. What does one do with this years pumpkin harvest? Decorate the stairs of course.
I had the Sugar Pie Pumpkins outside on the deck stairs first along with mums and ornamental cabbage. Then we had several hard frosts and the mums and cabbage looked terrible so into the compost bin they went. I didn’t even have a chance to photograph them this year and I wasn’t about to buy more.
Adding the Sugar Babies to the loft stairs was pretty for a few days. After worrying about someone, namely hubby, tripping and falling down the stairs I decided it was time to pop them into the Instantpot to cook. It takes about 20 minutes per pumpkin but still way easier and less messy than doing it in the oven. Once they’d cooled down I cut them in half, scooped the seeds out to roast, and reserved the inside flesh to puree and freeze for pies and pumpkin pancakes recipe.
There’s nothing better than fresh homegrown pumpkin. Right now I have a batch of pumpkin pancakes in the refrigerator. I make a big batch of them so all I have to do in the morning is pop them in the toaster or microwave for a fast and easy breakfast.