As a teacher and mom with four kiddos at home, I am always looking for the "next best thing". I usually find it, tweak it and then make it my own. Here, I share some of the things I've learned with you. Please feel free to steal them and tweak them and make them your own!
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Pumpkin Gutter (Coolest thing EVER!)
I was walking through Meijer a few weeks before Halloween and I stumbled across this. It is called the Pumpkin Gutter and claimed that it could gut a pumpkin quickly and easily without damaging the seeds (not damaging the seeds being a high priority for me because we LOVE eating them).
It was on sale for four bucks, so I thought it worth the gamble and scooped one up.
After cutting the hole in the top of the pumpkin, all you do is attach this baby to a drill and run it along the inside and bottom of your pumpkin. It says in the directions not to go fast but I did (which just made it go faster... the seeds were still perfect!). I also was able to use it without anyone holding on to the pumpkin. The best thing to do is just try it and see what works for you. After using this, all we had to do was scoop out the insides and separate guts from seeds. I think it cut this activity by at least an hour for me. And bonus, it was super easy to clean!