Thursday, October 30, 2008

Pumpkin Guts


It's that time again!  "What time" you ask?  It's pumpkin carving time! So as we whip out the knives and spoons a question comes to mind... what can you do with all those pumpkin guts?  I have a gazillion seeds to roast and then eat {super yummy!} but I really am not in the mood for wasting perfectly good pumpkin.  I have been spoiled with the canned pumpkin puree, but this time around, I would like to treat my pumpkin like a buffalo.  I want to put every part of it to good use.  The shell will be on my doorstep with a small candle shining through in the darkness.  The seeds will be roasted and digesting in my belly with all the yummy goodness that they are.  So here's the conundrum... What do you do with the pumpkin guts? All you great chefs out there, or even those of you who think you are good chefs... heck, even the terrible chefs... tell me what you do with your pumpkin guts so I can be like the Indians and as Grandma always said "Waste not, want not." 

5 comments:

mub said...

Mail it to me so that I can make a pie, cause my pumpkin went moldy before I chopped it up to roast it *grumpy face*

I was going to try pumpkin ravioli, but I'm gonna have to get a new unrotting pumpkin to do that with ;)

maidmarian4 said...

I must be awful. We put all the guts in a bagged bowl, and threw the bag AWAY! Yikes! I tried cooking the seeds one year, and they weren't good to me. Brian (and my kids) won't eat them anyway.

However, my mom used to make a pumpkin stew every year. Us kids HATED it, but my dad LOVED it. Since most of us are moved out now, it is my understanding that my mom makes the pumpkin stew for my dad now. :) I'll get the recipe if anyone is interested. lol ;-)

Mare said...

Toss them Use the rest of the pumpkin though. After tonight, bring it in and wash it well, and then cut it into manageable pieces and peel it (with a potato peeler works best), then boil it. Then puree it and freeze it and you've got pumpkin for pies and breads and pumpkin rolls (yum!).... etc.etc.

Chris and Francisca Hakes said...

We cook the seeds, but that is about it. I have great pumpking recipes, including my famous Great Pumpkin Desert, but Jack-O-Laterns make poor quality pulp.

Chris and Francisca Hakes said...

We cook the seeds, but that is about it. I have great pumpking recipes, including my famous Great Pumpkin Desert, but Jack-O-Laterns make poor quality pulp.