“Hey Lee, I feel like something sweet. I think I’ll make a pumpkin pie.”
Don’t you just hate those after-dinner dessert cravings? I had some pumpkins sitting around clogging up valuable real estate space on my table, so it was time to eat them!
I peeled the skins off the pumpkins.
Scooped out their guts.
Saved the seeds.
Boiled the seeds in salt water.
Toasted the seeds in some olive oil. Yummy, yum, yum!
Cut the pumpkins into chunks.
Boiled the chunks with butter and a little water, drained, and smashed them.
I made up a crust, used the smashed pumpkin to make the pie filling, and then baked it. Oh, I do love me some hot pumpkin pie!
All the pumpkin scraps went out to the chickens where it disappeared quite fast. I suppose technically the stem went to waste. Maybe there is a crafting opportunity there, but I will pass on that one.