We had so much fun exploring the pumpkin that came from the pumpkin patch! We read lots of books about the pumpkin life cycle, learning that you need a pumpkin seed to grow a pumpkin and we learned how a pumpkin grows on a vine. Ask your girls how a pumpkin grows! They have learned a lot about pumpkins! We observed our pumpkin, describing the outside and the inside. We cleaned it out and Mrs. Rainer counted all the seeds! There were a lot! We even picked it up! These girls are ready to work on a pumpkin farm! Oh! We tasted the seeds, too! Yummy!
Who knew pumpkins could be SO MUCH fun?!? We decided to make pumpkin muffins to eat for snack and to share with friends. We measured and mixed and stirred and counted and smelled! Boy, were they delicious! The whole building smelled like pumpkin bread!
Let's make pumpkin muffins! They are going to be DELICIOUS!
Does anyone know what the ingredients are?
Do you what this is called? It tells me what I need to put in the bowl to make the muffins.
- A list!
- A recipe!
It tells me what I have to put in. Would it taste good if I just poured in some of this? And dumped all of this?
We have to follow the directions on the recipe.
- Nonna cracks the egg by herself.
- I crack the egg on the table at home.
What is this yellow part of the egg?
It's called the yoke. Can you say yoke?
The recipe says 3 cups of sugar. Everyone will get a turn to add something!
1 cup of oil. 3 eggs. And then the recipe says to mix it up.
Now we add the pumpkin! It's in this can. Does it look like our pumpkin over there?
People who cook pumpkin pie cut this part of the pumpkin and cook it. But we're taking a little short cut. The farmers made it so easy for us. They did the hard part and then we just get to add it to our recipe.
Next we add some spices to make it taste good! Cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
- I love cinnamon!
- I like to eat cinnamon toast, Mrs. Erickson!
Next we add baking soda and then salt!
- It's white like the baking soda.
Now we add the baking powder
- It's white like the other one.
- But squishy.
Do you know what you call this?
It's the batter. And it's a liquid.
Now we add the flour.
A half plus a half...oops! The cup dropped in! It's okay! Sometimes cooking is messy!
- Yeah, and you need an apron.
What do you think it looks like?
- chocolate pudding
- chocolate cake
- I smell the batter.
Should I put this whole bowl in the oven?
We need to put it in the muffin tins to cook. And we'll use this spray to keep the batter from sticking when it cooks. Help me count the muffin circles.
24 little muffins!
- this is gonna be so yummy!
I'm going to put them in the oven!
- Don't burn your fingers, Mrs. Erickson!
My recipe says cook for twelve minutes. Help me count to twelve.
The muffins are ready! Let's eat them!
-They're so squishy.
-Tastes like cake.
-Mmmmmm these are so good!
-I taste the cinnamon.
-I think they're like a pumpkin.