Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Mr. Pumpkin must die, Round 1

The annual dismembering of the pumpkin began yesterday at the casa de chaos. Since there's not a lot of room in the freezer right now, just one of the pumpkins went bye-bye. The other one remains in a cool, dry place (which, I suspect is how most folks kept them back in the day.)

The total: 12 cups of roasted pumpkin and 61/2 cups of puree. This was a rather watery pumpkin. I think we must have drained at least 3-4 cups of water out of the puree.

I was hoping for a bit more puree, but we certainly have enough to make pies, soup, muffins, etc, for a while!

As a bonus, I have about a cup and a half of pumpkin seeds soaking in salt water .. they'll make a nice snack after they're toasted.

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