I'm loving my job.
I've got a wonderful boyfriend.
A family, that each member I consider a friend.
I'm feeling prepared, organized, accomplished.
But all praise goes to God.
One example for feeling prepared and organized is the fact, that I baked up our Thanksgiving pumpkins. Have you ever had pie made with fresh pureed pumpkin instead of canned?
It is really so much better, and actually quite easy.The hardest part of the process is finding pie pumpkins or sugar pumpkins. After you've completed that step, it's easy peasy!
So here are the directions:
1. Cut pumpkins into in halves or quarters. Stack in large roasting Pan
2. Cover with aluminum foil and bake in a 350 degree oven for about an hour or until you can easily pierce the skin and flesh with a fork.
3. Let cool. Puree in food processor till smooth as baby's bottom... or maybe just smooth as baby food. ;)
Now, you can substitute this straight across for the canned stuff in any recipe. Use right away or freeze in airtight containers for up to a year.
**I'm thinking pumpkin pound cake may be my next baking adventure!**