Friday, November 07, 2008

Update and What to do with Pumpkins...

So for those of you who were wondering how the house looks now with it's new coat of stain, here you go...that hubby of mine does nice work, doesn't he?I'd take a picture of the back so you could see the deck and rails that Sheri and I slaved away on, but it's raining outside today...yuck. Maybe this weekend, if you're still interested!

So anyway, what are Noah and I up to on this rainy Friday? Well, we had planned to go out running various errands that I have so aptly been procrastinating doing. BUT, then it started raining. And you know what? I'd really rather be home than running around in the rain. So I started thinking,"What could we do here?" DUH...plenty! I saw these guys, who have been sitting and taunting me for 2 weeks now...I decided it was time to make the Pumpkin Puree I've been dreaming about since I saw it on The Pioneer Woman's website. I decided to tackle the small orange pumpkins first. We cut them up, scooped out the seeds and stringy stuff, and roasted them...Then we scooped the flesh out of the shells and put it in the food processor so Noah could puree it. Really, he could care less about the actual puree-ing. He just wants to push the buttons and watch it spin...We scooped 1 cup of vitamin-filled pumpkin into each bag, sealed 'em up and labeled 'em. I can't wait to pull these out in the dead of winter to do some festive baking!Of course, we rinsed the seeds and now they are drying out. Tomorrow we will make Pepitas!!! The kiddos are in for a treat! And I still have those 3 big pie pumpkins in the picture as well as our 7 jack-o-lantern pumpkins that we never got to carve (whoops!). I see many pepitas and much more pumpkin puree on the horizon!!!

Have a great day today!!!

10 comments:

MommyK said...

I might have to do that with our pumpkins! How long did you roast them for?

LOVE the house, it looks GREAT!!

Kuckie said...

Just throw 'em in for 45 minutes or so at 350...maybe longer if your pumpkins are bigger. They just need to be fork-tender. Good luck!

Miss Got Wings said...

and how does one make these pepitas?

terri said...

I love your house! My husband would love your house. If we weren't so settled in suburbia, he'd be working on having a house like that.

Roasting and pureeing pumpkins sounds like a great way to spend a rainy day.

jenelle said...

What are you going to make with all your puree?

Wreggie said...

No, no, no ,no. You need to build a catapult and shoot those pumpkins at your pond. It would become a holiday tradition with the whole neighborhood.

Dawn said...

You are smart to freeze that pumpkin puree. I find I use it all winter long.
I saw your name on Jenny's blog and had to ask you a question. Since you're a massage therapist can you direct me where to go online to find a seated massage therapist in the southeast part of massachusetts? I love massages but cannot lay on a table, can only do a seated one. I really appreciate your help.

Lisa said...

Hi! Just stumbled across your blog from your comment on Picky Palate. What a beautiful house! Nice blog too and I love your pumpkin instructions.

Jen said...

Wow, such pretty pumpkins! I never knew you use different kinds of pumpkins for different recpies! huh! BTW..your house is GORGEOUS! Wow...like a total DREAM HOME!

Kiki said...

That house is so dreamy, I couldn't imagine a more perfect place to hide out on a rainy day...and making pumpkin puree, yum, I'll be right over!!

 
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