The steps were simple:
1. Cut pumpkins in half, scoop out the strings and seeds (saved seeds for later), cut into big chunks *done*
2. cook in oven for an hour *done - wasn't sure if they were done or not but fork went into it easily and they looked like Ree's pictures so I figured I was okay*
3. Peel skin off and chop into chunks *done - I didn't even cut myself - yeah! - It was pretty easy getting the skins off. They were VERY watery though.*
4. Used the food processor to puree it. *done - really needed to puree it more. These big pumpkins don't really have much taste. I can't wait to try the smaller pumpkins so I can see if there is a big difference in taste. Don't laugh but that was my first time using a food processor....I know, I know...
5. Drained the water *done - Did I say that these things were watery?? Very much so. I let it drain for hours and it was still having water come out of it. I don't think I did anything wrong...I read online where the bigger pumpkins were more watery, so I think I'm okay.* (not to self - find a new and larger strainer)
6. Put in baggies and freeze *done - ONE pumpkin made 8 cups of puree! Yes I can count, there are only three bags - I used 2 cups for chocolate pumpkins muffins...which did not turn out as well at all...hubby is eating them though...sweet sweet hubby!
Well, one pumpkin down and quite a few more to go! Hopefully I will fix the
I have the pumpkin seeds saved to roast tomorrow. I have never tried pumpkin seeds before. Do you eat them like sunflower seeds or eat the whole thing?