21 September 2011

Little Garden of Horrors

Meet Seymore the pumpkin plant. He has taken over at least a quarter of the yard and is currently supporting at least 13 enormous pumpkins! We didn't even plant a pumpkin seed. This is a volunteer plant that is a result of the seeds from last year's pumpkins not degrading properly in the compost. This plant could most certainly eat a small child if it was so possessed.

It turns out that this is the perfect year to grow a random pumpkin plant. Hurricane Irene apparently destroyed the crop in the northeast. Who knew?

Does anyone out in blog land have good recipes for pumpkin bread or pumpkin muffins or pumpkin pie or pumpkin soup? If so, please let me know! Also, what's the best way to prepare a pumpkin?
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Amanda said...

of course i would respond :) you can prepare it how you would butternut squash: roasted or boiled. cut out center gooey-ness, peel and cut into pieces. when it's tender, just puree it and use like you would canned. i will email you my fave bread recipe, but there is one recipe on my blog for pumpkin polenta with chorizo on top...yummm. don't forget to roast the seeds! enjoy :)

Sara Struckman said...

I directed this post in your direction, Amanda! Thanks for the tips and the recipe!!!

Hope Shuler said...

I have a GREAT pumpkin bread recipe. I'll look it up tonight and email it to you tonight.