Pumpkins have become synonymous with the celebration of Halloween. But, as a Christian, I don't celebrate a day which has so many connections with the devil! I'm not about to sermonize on this subject here, but suffice to say: any day that gives glory to false gods is, in my opinion, not something that a Christian should be celebrating. The Bible tells us, in 1 Thessalonians 5:22, that we should "Abstain from any appearance of evil." When I was a child, dressing up on Halloween was no more than just good, clean fun. But things are different today! Halloween is a holy day for real witches, but not for those who follow the Bible! The world has embraced Halloween as a holiday, even more important to them than Christmas! I'm glad that some churches provide an alternative costume party for kids these days, but unless they educate the kids about the evils associated with Halloween, they are apt to accept the world's version away. Enough said.
Pumpkins are not just for Jack-O-Lanterns! They make a great ingredient for all sorts of dishes!
Here is the first of my pumpkin recipes:
Farmer Boy Pumpkin Treat Squares
- Enough Graham Crackers to line a baking dish (11 x 13 or whatever size you choose)
- 1 can of pumpkin
- 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
- 1 can of evaporated milk (not sweetened condensed!)
- 3 eggs
- 3 Tablespoons of sugar
- 1 yellow cake mix
- 1/2 Cup of melted butter or margarine
- M&M candies
Directions: In a large bowl: combine the pumpkin, cinnamon, milk, sugar, and eggs; mixing well. In the baking pan, sprayed with non-stick spray: lay in the graham crackers. Pour the mixture over the crackers. Sprinkle the cake mix on top of this. Drizzle the butter over this. Top with the M&M's. Bake at 350 degrees F. for about 50 - 60 minutes. Let it cool completely before serving. (It can be chilled completely in the refrigerator) You can cut this up into whatever size pieces you see fit.
Look for more Farmer Boy Pumpkin Recipes on my blog site.
If you prepare this dish, please let us all know, by leaving a comment here. Thanks. The Old Man in the Bib Overalls