November 13, 2010
Lookey what I got!!! I stopped at my local fruit market and found pie pumpkin/sugar pumpkins on sale at 4 for $1.00 !!! AAAAAAAHHHHHHH! I totally scored! I bought 12 pumpkins for $3.00 ! I bought a sugar pumpkin at this same market 2 weeks ago for $2.00 and now they are only 25 cents a piece! I am so happy, this just made my day big time!
All weekend long, I'll be roasting pumpkin, pureeing pumpkin and freezing pumpkin puree in 1 cup increments. This will last me until next October. I did this last year and it lasted me until June. So...I had the last of the pumpkin puree frozen for 8 months and it was good as new. It wasn't freezer burned or anything. Last year I think I only did about 4 sugar pumpkins but they were a little larger than these. As you can imagine, I will have lots and lots and lots of puree to use for pumpkin pie, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin roll, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins....do I sound like Bubba in Forrest Gump? (shrimp gumbo, shrimp stew, shrimp kebobs, shrimp creole...) ha ha ha!