This summer we let over 15 pumpkin plants take over the side of the yard. Having never grown pumpkin plants before, I felt silly when I honestly thought the pumpkin plants would stay in one little spot I gave them. This was obviously not the case and I was shocked when they grew over the little garden fence I had put up to protect them from the lawn and lawn mower.
How To Cook A Pumpkin
1. Choose a pumpkin. We used Triple Threat Treat pumpkins. They are smaller and produce a yummy taste.
2. Cut it open. Cut right next to the stem.
3. Clean out the insides. Clear out the seeds and all the stringy material.
4. Get a baking dish and fill it with about an inch of water. Put the pumpkin halves flesh down into the water.
5. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for one hour or until the flesh is cooked and soft.
6. Clean out the flesh away from the pumpkin skin. Put the flesh into a mixer of some sort to create a puree of the pumpkin. I use my Kitchen Aid and mix until it’s smooth.
Now you have fresh pumpkin to use instead of pumpkin from a can!