Remember the Bag Lady mentioning her big pumpkin? Well, she finally got around to doing something with it this weekend. First, out of curiosity, she weighed it. It was a whopping 14 pounds.
Here it is, beside a can of pie filling:
She cut it in half:
Scooped out the seeds (which she rinsed to get rid of the membrane, then set aside to roast later)
She cut it into smaller pieces, then boiled it to soften the rind (she also put half of it in a roaster with some water and cooked it in the oven for the same results)
She peeled it and cut it into chunks.
She sprayed the seeds with olive oil, sprinkled them with sea salt and roasted them in the oven:
Then she whipped up a pie:
She still has a huge amount of pumpkin, which she will use to make Hot & Spicy Pumpkin Chutney. But she has to stop at the grocery store on her way home from work this afternoon because she needs some hot peppers for the chutney.