SD- "What would you do with a really big pumpkin?"I thought wrong. When I arrived home this afternoon Donald was in the middle of a pumpkin-baking frenzy. There were two pans in the oven and the counter top roaster was filled. A disposable aluminum pan of pumpkin puree was set on the island next to the pulp-coated food processor, and Hubby Tony was filling gallon sized Ziploc bags with puree from the stock pot.
ME- "I'd bake it to make puree, then use the puree for cooking."
SD- "I've heard that big pumpkins don't have much taste."
ME- "I think by time you add all the extra ingredients it doesn't matter so much. How big is the pumpkin?"
SD- "About 150 pounds."
ME - "Ha Ha." (and thinking to myself there's no way he could be right about that weight)
|Cut pumpkin (full-sized shovel added for size perspective)|
The pumpkin-processing went on for several more hours. Now there are 12 gallon-sized Ziploc bags of puree (which has a pretty good flavor) in the freezer downstairs, and a couple more pans of squash to cook tomorrow. Or to throw in the compost pile, depending on what Donald feels like doing.
I guess I'll be serving a lot of pumpkin-flavored dishes this winter!
Five years ago today: New Thing #297--Plug It