Today was the perfect fall day, the sun was shining brightly, warming our corner of the world, the air was crisp, and I was with my family. We could not have asked for a better day to go to our local pumpkin patch!
Gotta love the high tech signs!
We pick pumpkins at this farm every year for our Halloween Jack-O-Lanterns. I like to carve them only a few days before Halloween because once Halloween is over I process the pumpkin for the freezer. This involves cutting away the inside stringy part and cutting away the outside skin, leaving you with only the pumpkin “meat”. I cut it into cubes, steam it on the stove, then mash it with a potato masher. I freeze the processed pumpkin into two cup increments and we use it all year to make delicious treats like pumpkin muffins, cookies, loaves, pies, and soups! So don’t throw out your jack-o-lanterns this year, eat them instead!
What do you like to make with pumpkin?