Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Fancy Fairy Tale Pumpkin Purée
I finally got around to cooking up the fancy fairy tale pumpkin that I bought back in November. It took almost an hour to chop it up and cut the thick shell off of this extra large pumpkin. In all honesty, after spending around 2-3 hours on pumpkin related duties (chopping, cooking, food processing), I suspect that next fall, when I get a wild hair to buy a fancy pumpkin, I'll just let it sit adorably until it rots; then I'll toss it and probably get just as much enjoyment out of the whole process.
I know these funny plastic wrapped balls are so unphotogenic, but it's still a fun idea.
So, despite all the work involved, I'm enjoying the fact that I now have pumpkin purée available for the next few months or so. Because I'm not entirely sure how I'll be using the leftovers, I went ahead and portioned out the pumpkin into one cup measurements onto squares of plastic wrap. There are few things more frustrating than trying to chip off the amount of an ingredient I need from a giant frozen block.
Other than the deliciousness factor, I'm also loving the really bright, vibrant color. It's so pretty and cheery!