We had three pumpkins on the dining room table.
One – we grew.
One – Julia brought home from a field trip.
One – ……… actually, I don’t know where that pumpkin came from.
We didn’t carve them or paint them.
We just let them sit.
Until this morning.
I cut them into wedges this morning.
Removed the seeds and that stringy stuff around the seeds. (Saved the seeds – we’ll roast them tonight.)
I set all the wedges out on two rimmed baking sheets.
Added some water.
Covered with foil.
And put them in the oven to roast at 350 for an hour. Then I shut the oven off and set the timer for another hour. I want them nice and soft.
Later today I’ll scoop the flesh from the skins, puree it all, and then freeze it in pre-measured portions.
Portions perfect for pies or muffins or whatever else I come up with.