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We bought a new macro lens and I think I’m going to love it! I’ve been shooting some stuff to get a little practice. These flowers have been around for several weeks and are still pretty. I love the Fall colors.
This lens is really fun! I love my little happy kitchen rooster 🙂
Every day when I come home from work I see pumpkins on the front porch. My daughter Allie and I picked several at Halloween and ended up with a couple of extras that didn’t get transformed into jack-o-lanterns. I didn’t have to cook dinner tonight, again, so I thought I would try to make pumpkin puree!
I cleaned up the smallest pumpkins.
And asked Abby if she wanted to help remove the stems.
She gave it her best effort …
Tried again from the other direction … but they were still on there very tight!
I cleaned out the pulp and removed the seeds.
I preheated the oven to 350 degrees and cut the pumpkin into large chunks.
I saved the pumpkin seeds and will toast them to make pepitas!
After about an hour the pumpkin was fork tender. I removed the pumpkin from the oven and allowed it to cool enough to touch. I removed the outer skin and cut the pumpkin into small pieces.
I put a few at a time in the food processor and added a tablespoon of water.
I pureed the pumpkin in several batches.
And then added one cup of pumpkin to each bag for freezing.
When I want to make pumpkin bread or pie, I can pull these out of the freezer and I’m good to go.
I love not wasting food. This was a bit time consuming but not at all hard. If you don’t have a food processor, a blender should work just as well. Be sure to add a little water and enjoy!
Hope you have a lovely Friday!
Thanks for stopping by. Tricia