Featuring OCTOBER + NOVEMBER

MCNEW Star M Plantation

CONTACT INFORMATION
DAN AND CLAUDETTE MCNEW

2914 HWY 276 W
QUINLAN, TEXAS 75474
PHONE/FAX: 903-356-2195
E MAIL: mcnewstarmcxmas@juno.co
WEB SITE: http://www.christmastreemcnew.com

For group events in October + November
Open by reservation to schools, private party groups, Scout group, birthday party groups, and family reunion groups. Call for days and times.

This is only a people's plantation. No pets allowed. Thank you.

Master, Visa, Discover Charge, all good checks and cash accepted.

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IT'S PUMPKIN TIME

Pumpkins come from WHERE?

Pumpkins were first found in Central America. Seeds from some pumpkin-type plants found in mexico, date back to 7000 B.C. Native americans used to make mats out of the shells of pumpkins. They would flatten strips of pumpkin shells, dry them, and use the to sit and walk on. They used pumpkins seeds as both food and medicine. People in Europe did not know about pumpkins until French and Spanish explorers learned about them while exploring the New World in America.

THE GOURD FAMILY

Pumpkins are fruit of pumpkin plants that grow in fields. They belong to the same family as squash, watermelons, cucumbers, cantaloupes and honeydews. As a group, the are part of the gourd family. Gourds are plants that have trailing or climbing vines and produce fruit within hard shells. The most common use of pumpkins for food is for pumpkin pie. They also are used to make bread, muffins, soup, and pudding.

HAPPY HARVEST TIME

Recipe: Pumpkin Bread

You'll need:

* 2 cups of sugar * 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
* 1 cup vegetable oil * 1 teaspoon cinnamon
* 3 eggs, lightly beaten * 1 teaspoon nutmeg
* 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin * 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 3 cups flour * 1cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
* 1 baking soda  

What to do:

      1. Grease and lightly flour one large loaf pan or 3 small loaf pans and set aside
      2. In a large bowl, beat sugar and oil until well-blended
      3. Add eggs and pumpkins and lightly beat
      4. Add remaining ingredients and mix with large spoon until well blended
      5. Pour batter into one large and one small loaf pans or 3 small loaf pans
      6. Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 35 minutes to one hour.

Note: Small loaf pans need less baking time

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