The real thing.
My goal was not to make soup
(that was a spontaneous improvisation),
but to cook up the pumpkins I bought back in October,
after the first frost brought them inside
where they cluttered our front entryway.
My husband was threatening to throw them out.
Because they annoyed him.
They clashed with the Christmas decor.
(I have done this cooking pumpkin thing before- many years ago).
It took most of the day to cut up, scrape out, and cook up two medium pumpkins
(twice bigger than the one I have photographed).
Thankfully, Rebecca, now 7 and very helpful,
happily did the chore of scraping and sorting out the seeds.
She also washed them.
And spead them on the pan.
Now I have the satisfaction of not only having 6 quart sized freezer bags of pumpkin to put away for future use (harnessing my child's abundant energy in the process), but also toasted seeds, the afore mentioned soup and...
...several loaves of spicy pumpkin bread all ready for Christmas gift giving to teachers and neighbors.
It's a Good Thing
being Martha every once in a while.