Featuring OCTOBER + NOVEMBER
MCNEW Star M Plantation
DAN AND CLAUDETTE MCNEW
2914 HWY 276 W
QUINLAN, TEXAS 75474
E MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
|* 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:
Grease and lightly flour one large loaf pan
or 3 small loaf pans and set aside
- In a large bowl, beat sugar and oil until well-blended
- Add eggs and pumpkins and lightly beat
- Add remaining ingredients and mix with large spoon until
- Pour batter into one large and one small loaf pans or
3 small loaf pans
- Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 35 minutes to
Note: Small loaf pans need less baking time