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What I did with a 3lb pumpkin

Yesterday, feeling somewhat adventurous, I bought a 3 lb pumpkin. Last night, I began the task of reducing this pumpkin to a puree and toasting the seeds. Here’s how the project worked out:

The Pumpkin:

Cutting the Pumpkin and removing the pulp and seeds:

Putting the sliced pumpkin in a pan for ‘baking:’

While the pumpkin flesh is softening in the oven, washing the seeds:

Washing the seeds didn’t actually take that long, so I chose a movie to watch (and fold laundry) while waiting for the pumpkin to come out of the oven:

The pumpkin comes out after an 1 1/4 hours!

Scooping off the flesh:

(it’s midnight, Cinderella):

One of my husband’s favorite parts, the use of a power tool! Time to puree the pumpkin flesh:

And then stored by 1 cup portions:

Adding the pumpkin and few extra spices to our pancakes this morning:

My husband’s next favorite part, very yummy pumpkin pancakes:

And remember those seeds? I tossed them with a little EVOO, salt, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg then roasted them up! Soooo yummy!


One Response

  1. Wow! I didn't know you could do anything other than decorate those things! You mean they're good for eating too? 🙂 Looks yummy. You're quite the domestic diva!

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