I asked on Facebook how you all decorated for the holidays. Halloween, Fall Harvest, Both… From the comments, it looks like most of us love to decorate with a Fall Harvest look in mind.
Being frugal and green I also like my Fall Decorations to be natural and practical, so I’ve decorated with edible decorations!
The local farmer’s market had plenty of beautiful pumpkins, mini-pumpkins, acorn squash and gourds. I bought some of each!
Did you know you can eat the mini-pumpkins? That’s right, they will cook and taste just like an acorn squash. Simply substitute the mini-pumpkin in any acorn squash recipe!
The gourds are not edible. Well, they technically are. However, I have never cooked with them and couldn’t find a single recipe to recommend to you. If you have a great gourd recipe, please share! Otherwise, you can add the gourds to your compost pile!
I’ll keep these decorations up through Thanksgiving. The acorn squash and the pumpkins need checking every once in a while to make sure they aren’t rotting. I plan on eating them and replenishing them throughout the season.
If you like a more Halloween flavor to your decorations, acorn squash and mini-pumpkins can add to the seasonal spirit! I tried to pick squash with some great mottling of colors to add to the interest of the decor.
Be sure to check out my DIY Solar Lit Carved Craft Pumpkins for another effortless decorating idea!
Do you decorate with edibles?