Halloween is in a little over two weeks, *hopefully* you have your costume all picked out, your plans finalized, and the only thing left to do is carve a pumpkin! I know, digging the guts out of a gourd is time consuming and messy, but it’s a right of passage and kids love it. Plus it means you can roast the seeds and feel like a little Martha Stewart, win-win.
Another not so great thing about pumpkin carving is how fast those suckers go moldy, so I’ve unearthed a few tips on how to keep your pumpkin fresh and festive for longer.
First, don’t cut the top off of the pumpkin, cut a hole in the bottom to scoop out the innards, that way the pumpkin won’t cave in on itself. Also, it’s easier to lower the pumpkin onto a candle than to singe all of your arm hair off trying to drop a lit candle in.
Second, rub or spray lemon all over the inside of the pumpkin to preserve it, it’s perishable after all. Plus it makes it smell nice.
And thirdly, sprinkle a little bit of cinnamon inside your pumpkin, speaking of smelling nice, don’t we all love the aroma of pumpkin pie wafting through our house? The answer is yes, we do.
So if you are going to carve a pumpkin this weekend, you’re welcome. And if you have any other tips or trick on keeping a pumpkin fresh. Let me know!