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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

One Last Thought of Autumn


Time to do something with those grey and white pumpkins!




I cut them in half, put them in my biggest roasting pan
and sprinkled them with pumpkin pie spice,
brown sugar and kosher salt.




I baked them for one hour at 350F degrees.





It smelled like pumpkin pie all through the house!




Not sure yet what I'll make with them,
but for now I scooped the flesh out and
put it in freezer bags.






42 comments:

  1. Magic!. I bet you'll make pumpkin pie with them!

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    1. . . .or even pumpkin bread, pumpkin jam or pumpkin chutney?

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    2. Pie sounds good, especially since I didn't make a pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving! Pumpkin bread sounds good, too.

      Look at you being first!

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    3. Pumpkin jam...we would call that pumpkin butter! So good!

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  2. Mmmm I can smell this in my head!

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    1. My kitchen smells like Thanksgiving all over again! ~psst...who are you? :)

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    2. It doesn't seem like something David would get excited about, though.

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    3. I'm sure he will tell us if you were right. :)

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    4. It is the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

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  3. Ah, I just did more pumpkins yesterday and the weekend before as well. The weekend before I made spiced pumpkin apple sauce. Fun stuff. I'll use for bakes or as a side to a pork dish.

    Happy Christmas.

    PS: You just reminded me that I haven't put up my falling xmas creatures yet. Thanks!

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    1. Hi, Whisky...your pork side dish sounds wonderful. We're having pork tonight...might just have to do something similar!

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    2. Why does pork go so well with applesauce? I dunno. It's neat though.

      Love your new banner. Happy Christmas.

      PS: Are you loving your new kitchen?

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    3. You're right...they do go very well together! Peaches go well with pork, too!

      Yes, I'm loving my new kitchen!!...it's almost too good to be true...so thankful!

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    4. Ohhh, peaches. I hadn't thought of that but you know, I can see it working. Thanks for the idea. Glad you are loving your new kitchen. You deserve it, 100%. I admire everything you do and wish you and yours a Happy Christmas & Kickin' New Year.

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    5. I've had apricots and pecans stuffed in a pork chop before...that was yummy, too!

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  4. Whatever it is will be delicious . . . . . . :)

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    1. I think there's enough for it to turn into several different things!

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  5. Looks pretty and yummy. Pumpkin butter sounds good.

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    1. We had some of it tonight with dinner just as a vegetable...a little more butter and brown sugar on it. It tasted very similar to an acorn squash...very yummy!

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  6. What? No smashing them at your sea?
    I suppose it is better to use them for a food spree haha

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    1. No smashing or even carving them!
      Just eating them, with a grin.
      Look how healthy we are..
      and no mess on the streets or cars.
      haha.

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    2. haha they are good for you
      And the seeds kill parasite too

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  7. I think there is possibly nothing more wonderful in all the wide world than pumpkin pie.
    I have never cooked it like this before. Must you contend with removing the seeds or are they suddenly delicious when prepared in such a manner?

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    1. You forgot to add..."for breakfast". haha.
      We ate it tonight just like acorn squash and it was very good. I was surprised.
      I did scrap off the seeds, add more brown sugar and some butter...very tasty.
      Still need a pie, though! :)

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  8. Hi Betsy - I can smell it from here .. looks delicious .. and I see you ate it already - makes sense - the fresher the better. I love pumpkin .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Well, we ate one little half....four quart bags went into the freezer. It was so good eaten like a squash that I can us eating the rest like that.

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  9. What did you do with the seeds? Rinse them free of strings, toss with olive oil, Mexican chili powder, salt, maybe a little extra cumin or oregano, then roast at 425 F for about 15 minutes, tossing every few minutes so that they toast evenly. Yummy pepitas to eat plain, sprinkle on salad, soup, a savory note in trail mix, etc. Very nutritious too.

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    1. That's a very good idea!~ I love pumpkin seeds and those spices you added! Sounds delish!

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    1. Aren't they pretty? haha...and I thought the flesh was going to be grey! lol....

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  11. Oh soooo yummy!!!!! You could eat it just like that. You don't even need to make anything out of it. Fall has the best foods.

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    1. We did eat some just like that and it reminded me of acorn squash...it was really good!

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  12. Hi Betsy....
    I put all mine outside.....and Red is still feasting on them!
    Cheers!
    Linda:o)

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    1. I think that's how he keeps his color vibrant...eating all those pumpkins! ha.

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  13. When u make pumpkin pie please share the recipe..:)

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