We haven't gotten a food processor yet because I'm not sure where I'd store it in our apartment. We've been using my tiny Magic Bullet for anything that needs to be blended. I didn't have it in me to blend up that much pumpkin in the Bullet so I borrowed my Mom's food processor that I'm pretty sure is older than me. Whatever the case, it got the job done in a jiffy. We had gotten out early from work on Thanksgiving Eve so I set to making running shirts for Christopher and myself and then on the pumpkin to have it ready for Thanksgiving.
The three pumpkins produced much more puree than I was expecting. Baking your own pumpkins is definitely more bang for your buck than buying canned puree, but I'm not sure if I'll do this again next year. We'll have to see how I feel when Halloween rolls around. I was able to make six pumpkin pies and pumpkin-cranberry muffins, which will be in another post. I still have puree left so I'm going to try to make pumpkin bread to hopefully finish it off. If there is still puree left my plan is to make a creamy pumpkin-cauliflower soup. We'll see if I have any pumpkin left. Hopefully not.
|This is my largest Pyrex bowl that holds four quarts. I had to make pies so|
that the cover would close.
|I also set to work making cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving dinner. Nick and|
Christopher "taste tested" it for me on their pumpkin pie a la mode.
|If you follow me on Facebook you'll have already seen these, but we ran the|
Walnut Creek 10k Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning. I did it in just under
an hour and ten minutes, while Christopher did it in an hour and 16 minutes.