Monday, October 31, 2011

Eats & Reads: The Very Best Pumpkin!

For our pumpkin theme, one of the books we enjoyed was The Very Best Pumpkin by Mark Moulton.  A small portion of the story depicts various people coming to Pumpkin Hollow Farm trying to find the perfect pumpkin for their particular needs (decoration, prize pie making, etc.).  The main character in the story, a young boy named Peter, helps them to do just that!  :)  This is a very cute book with beautiful illustrations and well worth a snack along those same lines!

Why I Like This Book:

I love this sweet story which follows a boy who faithfully tends a lonely pumpkin he finds on his grandparent's farm and which tells of the friendship which develops between himself and his new little neighbor.  The book's tea-stained style illustrations are a beautiful complement to the text as well!  :)

NOTE:  Later this week, I plan to post about an art activity my daughter and I did together to go along with the story.

Snack Details:

Main pumpkin - cream cheese and brown sugar dip (colored orange) with Nutella details and fruit roll up vines sitting on a patch of peanut butter "soil" (peanut butter for dipping or just eating straight).

Muffin cups # 1 & 3:  mandarin "pumpkins" with pretzel stems.  I found the cute idea of using mandarins here:

Muffin cup # 2:  orange slice "pumpkin" with pretzel stem.

Details:  Nutella wording and mini candy pumpkins.

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  1. How creative. Sounds yummy too.

  2. We read that book today in our Joy school. I love your snack idea. I wish I would have seen this earlier. We had pumpkin-shaped cheese cutouts with our crackers. Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness!

  3. The center pumpkin sounds really yummy!

  4. Super cute - as always =-) You inspire me! I am your newest follower!

  5. What a piece of art! Your lunches and snacks are heavenly!

  6. That is one creative snack! And a beautiful one too!

  7. Very, vey cute! It is a work of art!
    Thanks for sharing at TGIF Linky Party

  8. Sounds like a nice story. I will need to check it out!

    Thanks for sharing at Monday Madness. Hope to see you back again tomorrow.