Pumpkin Joes

The other day my son said to me “Mom, we should have every Saturday dinner a fun dinner. You know, like the Aliens and race cars that we had.” Bless him. I love that they want to help me in the kitchen and eat fun things.

So we decided to make something similar to our space ships but make them more Halloween-y.  So we decided on Pumpkin Joes.

They were really easy and tasted pretty darn good.

* refrigerated biscuit dough
* hamburger (we used ground turkey)
* sloppy joe sauce
* orange food color

Separate the biscuit dough and then separate each biscuit in half (to make 2 circles that are half as thick.)  Press them out a little to make them bigger and thinner.  This is a great job for a helper.

Cook the hamburger and drain.  Add the sloppy joe sauce and heat through.

Add a small amount of the sloppy joe mixture to the center of one piece of biscuit dough.  Dip your finger in water and run your finger around the edge of the circle.  Top with the other circle of biscuit and seal with a fork.  Repeat with the other biscuits.

In a small bowl add a few drops of orange food coloring and mix with some water.  Paint this on the tops of each “pumpkin”.

I scored little lines in the tops to make them look more like pumpkins.

Bake according to the biscuit directions.

Color pumpkin faces on them with your totally cool and now my most favorite kitchen item, food markers.  I won this fantastic package of food markers over on Sweetology.  I love them!

What do you think?

My kids thought they were totally fun!

Hmmmm… now what to make this weekend???

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  1. Good for you!…what wonderful memories.

  2. Sooooo cute! Love these too! I’m coming over this Saturday for dinner, can’t wait to see what you are serving. ;o)

  3. You ares totally fun mom of the year!

  4. I wish my kids ate sloppy joes. I would totally make these! What a cute idea.

  5. I think your kids are lucky to have a mom like you! They are learning and having fun and spending time with you while working on these projects.

  6. You are brilliant! Adorable and delicious! How fun is that. I’m really hungry now!!

  7. I would love it if you would link up some of your great ideas on my new Monstrously Creative link party! I’m featuring some great ideas this week, and yours could be next! Come join the party!
    Mandi at BBM

  8. Such a cute idea!

  9. These are so cute, and since they’re stuffed, they REALLY look like pumpkins! Great idea, Erin!

  10. ah, you re my go to creative meal blog! love these! my girls are such picky eaters – I need to incorporate more fun foods like these to entice them!
    please link up some of your fab ideas at this week’s sunday showcase! http://momto2poshlildivas.blogspot.com/search/label/Sunday%20Showcase


  11. Hi Erin,
    Your Pumpkin Joes are just adorable and so is your little helper! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have had a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. You won a giveaway on my blog. Will you send your address to tiffaneeg@yahoo.com. Thanks!!

  13. I love those markers. Those came out great.

  14. This is GREAT!!!! You’ve got so many great ideas and awesome tutorials.
    Thanks for posting this- now I gotta get those markers for my 2 🙂
    MLE of the SixintheSuburbs.com

  15. These are so cute! I will definitely try these soon. And I think I NEED some of those markers! Thank you for sharing!

    I would also like to invite you to visit my blog. I have several fall and Halloween posts. I hope you find something you like. We just did something I call “Chuckin’ Pumpkin Painting” that was a lot of fun. And it was easy.

  16. featuring on thursday at bacon time 🙂

  17. so neat…love this

  18. I love how you painted on biscuits. What a great idea!

    I would love for you to add this to my Halloween Traditions link up!