Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Pumpkin Carving and Dutch Babies

What does it say that I'm too tired to make dinner for my husband, but when a college student arrives having not eaten dinner, I merrily make my way to the kitchen to prepare something delicious? Tonight it was breakfast-for-dinner - we thought we'd introduce Aaron to fun of Dutch Babies.

He seemed to indicate that he enjoyed them every bit as much as we do.

On to pumpkin carving- Mikayla and I cranked ours out - we began our project before Aaron arrived when I still had very limited energy. She did her share of "sawing" out the design and it turned out just like we wanted it too.

John and Brayden opted for something much more elaborate. The pumpkin is still in process while I write - but there is spray paint and "suspension techniques" involved.......

We're not sure what Aaron's plan is - but he's pretty intense about getting it done.....

About a half hour ago, Travis and Steph arrived. Mikayla begged Travis to help her carve another. He said, "yes" - and the knife is indeed a prop in this picture. (btw - I tried to correct the red eyes, but they came out looking like snake-slit I opted to stay with the original red - I guess it kind of works for the whole Halloween theme....)
Final Products:
Mikayla and I's pumpkin:

Mikayla and Travis' pumpkin (all her own design...reminds me of the head on "The Headless Horseman"):

Brose's (Aaron) Final Product:

And, the boy's final product....Very fitting for this weekend!!!


Growin' with it! said...

now how come they didn't have such fancy designs/ideas when i was a kid? i really like the cat one. what a fun time together!

Kristina Rhodes said...

Would you share your recipe for dutch babies?? Yours looks way more fluffy than mine, I'd love to try it!

sara said...

First, I need that recipe!! my mom used to make a german pancake that looks similar...I would love to make it. sarawbowyerATmsnDOTcom

Your pumpkins looks GREAT. My kids have asked numerous times if we are going to carve this year....I keep putting them off thinking they will forget!! :)

StephieAnne said...

Are you all ready, because this recipe is super complex......

1/3 cup butter
5 eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup flour

Put butter in 9x13 baking dish in 425 degree oven. While butter is melting, put eggs in blender and blend on high for one minute. Gradually add milk, then flour (slowly) - blend for 30 seconds. Remove baking dish from oven and pour egg batter in.

Bake at 425 until puffy (on lower-middle oven rack) 25 minutes.

Serve IMMEDIATELY (or have guests at least look at it immediately - as it will fall fast!)

Pretty tough, huh? Sometimes simplicity makes for the best end result!!! =)

Kristina Rhodes said...

Thank you! I look forward to making it this week!