Just like everyone else these days, we're tight on cash, so we decided to not go out for Family Fun Day. We usually go to the zoo, bowling, to the pool, etc..., but to save money we decided to stay in this weekend and do some other fun stuff. We pulled Harper's trains off
So, after dinosaurs we carved Jack-O-Lanterns. They had some little pumpkins at the grocery store when I went a few days ago, so we bought three and brought them home. Heath and I drew a few pumpkin face designs for Harper and he chose Jack Skellington, so I got to work gutting and carving his pumpkin. Heath chose a goofy looking little generic one. It's nose is huge, it's eyes are crooked, it's mouth is placed funny, and it's adorable. Mine's still a work in progress, but when it's done it'll be Pooh Bear. Those little pumpkins are hard to cut through! It made my hand tired! Haha, I think I'll go finish it up after this post though.
After pumpkin carving Heath worked on some math homework, and Harper and I made oatmeal pumpkin bars! I've tried out a few new recipes lately, and they've all been ok. I mean, they were edible, but they were nothing to write home about, you know? Well, I figured I'd give it one last shot with a new recipe. If this didn't work I was done. Well, it worked. Those pumpkin bars were amazingly delicious! They taste like pumpkin pie. There's a good bit of sugar (haha, no wonder they're good), but they're delicious. Very Fall-friendly! I got the recipe from another blogger, you can check out her blog here!
Here's the recipe (from her site):
I made 1 small change, I only had Maple Brown Sugar Instant Oatmeal, so I used that instead. Since I used sweet oatmeal, I went a little (though not much!) easy on the brown sugar and the regular sugar. They came out wonderfully!
Left to Right: Harper's Jack Skellington, My Pooh Bear (thought it's kind of hard to see), and Heath's special one.