On Sunday a local grocery store was giving away free pumpkins. Since I like pumpkins and I love free, I grabbed one. It should be noted that I’ve never cut into a pumpkin. It is about time I did. My plans for the pumpkin were for 4 dishes.
- Roasted pumpkin cubes bathed in brown sugar and cinnamon.
- Pumpkin puree for protein shakes and for added flavor to plain yogurt.
- Roasted Pumpkin seeds
- Pumpkin curry.
Dish #1 went pretty well considering I did not use a recipe. I just winged it. I will improve on it tonight.
Dish #2 was also a success. Not as thick as canned pumpkin. It is probably more like pumpkin baby food, which works well in shakes.
Dish #3 tastes great, but I may have put too much butter on them. Is too much butter possible? I added some Cajun spices.
Dish #4 is tomorrow. I have no doubt it will taste great, as I’ve cooked squash in many past curries.
If I would have known how much food a single pumpkin could yield, I would have been cooking with them a lot sooner.