Pie Pumpkins

5:37 PM

Note to self: always write down what is planted where.  

I have 62 New England Pumpkin Pie pumpkins, 2 (rather small and mostly still green) Jack o Lantern pumpkins and no butternut squash.  
What does one do with 62 pie pumpkins?  Give them all away, of course.  Why, you ask?  Because hubby and I don't like pumpkin anything.  Corrine might like it, but she won't get it here.

I have started baking them down for some people who want pumpkin and won't do it themselves or don't know how.  Even though it's super easy...I just cut the pumpkin in half, clean out the pumpkin guts, put each half upside down in a baking dish, pour water in the dish and bake in the oven at 375 until it's soft.  Then I scoop it out and puree it in the food processor.  I'm also going to bake down some pumpkins for my food swap next week.

I may have to put some on neighboring front porches (with a note on how to prepare it), ring the door bell and run like crazy!

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  1. I am giggling a wee bit at your prolific pumpkin planting when you don't like them!! Its very kind of you to cook them for people!

  2. Can I come out and get one???? I love pumpkins and can't wait to carve next weekend :)

  3. Too funny! I have pumpkins but I don't think any of them are pie pumpkins. I need to plant some next year.

  4. I wish I lived close by because I would have gladly adopted a few!!

  5. I wish I traded for your pumpkin purée on sat but I had my eyes on your cucumber relish ;) nice blog! So crafty:) Jaime the German granddaughter


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