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This blog started in the "playroom". That's what DH calls artwork- playing. Wish I could live in the "playroom" forever.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Enter - The Lowly Pumpkin!

This is actually a Hubbard Squash. It yields a slightly sweeter product than the orange pumpkins. You'll have to try it for yourself and see!
Browse through the pictures to view the process of preparing and cooking this squash. The hardest part is cutting it up, because it is really a hard, and firm squash. Be careful with your knife! Next post will feature Granny Lil's delicious pumpkin pie recipe.
Boiling this large pumpkin (about a 7 1/2 pounder) yielded 17 cups of cooked pumpkin.

Top, cut off
Cut in Half
Taking out seeds
Seeds, closeup
Seeds, roasted on pan (250 degrees F. x about 2 hours, with a little vegetable oil and salt)
Cut pumpkin in slices
Cut off peel, then into chunks
Chunks placed into large pot. Add some water. Boil.
Boiling in a pot
Cooked pumpkin in pot. Ready to bag up
Pumpkin in bags, ready to freeze

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