remember these?& I said there were more added after the photo? welllll yesterday being a blustery day I decided it was a good time to bake pumpkin. So I grabbed a medium one from the step, cut it in half,
put it in a 11x15 glass baking dish w/an inch of water & popped it in the oven @350 for an hour or so until the skin was pierce-able (is that a word?) -see the fork holes? I let them cool & depending on the kind of pumpkin, some will just peel like an orange, others (like this one) need scraped, I used the same ice cream scoop I used to take the seeds & strings out.
From there, I put it in the chopper (& I have a whole other post about that lil machine) & what seemed like another hour later,(from the chopper NOT the scraping), it was beautiful pumpkin puree.. 3.5 cups worth from one medium pumpkin! yahooooooo!! money well spent!! Farmer's Market bay-bee!! 5 more to go :)