We bought one far too large for just the two of us, and plan on having tons of delicious Thanksgiving leftovers to share with visitors. And ourselves.
Pumpkin was another hard thing to find. PUMPKINS are easy. It's just a regular vegetable here. Like carrots. You buy them whole and cut them up and cook them however you want here. CANNED pumpkin though, I have not seen. Not has anyone we've asked about it. So, I roasted, scooped, and mashed my own pumpkin. Well, half of one, anyway. The pumpkins here are different to what you'd get in the States, too. Not the nice big (or small) round orange ones. Mostly the gray ones. So, different flavor (sweeter, I think).
Pie is my favorite. Especially pumpkin pie. I usually start making it in October, so this year I've felt somewhat deprived. No longer....
Cut n' gut. Need to use a different knife next time so I don't fear for my fingers.
Before. Gray peachy color and hard.
Apparently the longest way to roast... in the oven with some water. But it smells soooooo goooood.
After. Brown and mushy
Falling apart and HOT.
Half a pumpkin=3 jars (former 3 Brothers Spaghetti sauce)
The chickens and ducklings enjoyed the left-over skin and mush quite a bit.
Next day, pie making! Nice creamy light orange goodness.
Spicy goodness (photo is supposed to be horizontal. Blogger has failed me)
Finished pie to go into our bellies tomorrow. Home-made crust., Maybe it's snobbish of me, but store-bought tastes terrible by comparison so I pretty much always just make my own.