Thursday, January 20, 2011

Free Pumpkin

Free Pumpkin portrait
Free pumpkin
West Odessa, Texas. Jan 20 2011

While at the Master Gardener's plot yesterday, one of the master gardeners was visiting and tidying up. Someone had left four pumpkins and a bale of hay there. He gave me the pumpkins and he took the hay.

Time to research some recipes. Pumpkin bread, pumpkin soup, but not pumpkin pie! I'm losing weight and I love pie just too darn much.

I'm not real sure how to prepare a real live whole pumpkin from scratch. This ought to be fun.


Lucky Dip Lisa said...

You will need muscles and a sharp knife:) I love pumpkin soup and roasted pumpkin. Don't forget to roast the seeds:)

Nora said...

I would be intimidated by a live pumpkin.

Bobbie said...

Beautiful color, almost too pretty to eat. My friend Linda gave me one last year and fresh pumpkins is hands down better than canned. First of all the color is wonderful! I cut it in half and removed the seeds, then cut into large chunks and boiled until soft. I let it cool, then took a spoon and cleaned off the strings from the seeds then scooped out the pulp into a bowl. I mashed it and used one batch for pumpkin bread (the sweet kind) and the rest I froze. I think it would make great yeast bread. I'm headed to the freezer to find mine, lol!

-K- said...

I have to remember to visit your site more often. I was such a regular visitor last year and now I see all these great photos that I've been missing. Hope you're well.

jomamma said...

I still have a pumpkin left from Thanksgiving.