Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Waste Not, Want Not

I love pumpkin.....pumpkin food. This begins my favorite time of year for baking. And those jack-o-lanterns we had for Halloween are a good thing to use for pumpkin puree in our recipes.

As I was buying my pumpkins this year, I couldn't help but notice how expensive they were. Then I saw this post on one of my favorite blogs and I knew I wasn't alone in thinking that! Crystal has a great recipe and the how-to in cooking a pumpkin so you don't waste a thing! Last year I pureed my pumpkins and I still have some in the freezer to use now.

Here are more things to make from your pureed pumpkin. Just substitute your pumpkin instead of using canned pumpkin.
And if those aren't enough, BHG has 28 yummy pumpkin recipes for us, with photos. YUM.

Oh, and don't forget to roast the pumpkin seeds! My favorite part!



April said...

ok 5 people told me to never use the big pumpkins for puree because it doesn't taste the same as the small pumpkins or the pumpkin in the can- is that true? Because I did already puree one pumpkin and so I am curious if it will make good pumpkin pie.

Chels said...

Thanks for sharing this! I decided I'm going to give it a try but I want to bake my pumpkins instead of boil and found a good guest post on Money Saving Mom with a great tutorial!

Tiffani said...

I noticed they were expensive this year, also. I want to grow my own next year if I have a garden!

Chels said...

Thanks again for sharing, this post inspired me and I just blogged about pumpkin puree too and I of course included you! Thanks Marne!

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