I baked one other pumpkins in the oven and made a puree. It is easy to bake a pumpkin - just cut it in half, clean it and turn it upside down in a baking dish with about 1/4 inch of water. Bake at 350 until you can easily stab through the skin with a fork - about 50 minutes. Once it is cooked, puree it in your blender, then use the puree to make all sorts of goodies. I made a pumpkin eggnog, added it to my steel cut oatmeal, put it in my coffee (mixed with a creamer, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, cinnamon and cloves - yummy), blended a smoothie, spiced up pancakes and created a stew. Inspired by a comment from 2011 made by Mantan Calveras of Voodoo Ghoul, I created a lamb stew with celery, pumpkin and mustard greens. It was delish. The secret ingredient?? Shipyard pumpkin ale of course.
|Pumpkin, maple syrup, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and walnuts in my steel cut oats - yummy|
|pumpkin smoothy with banana, strawberry, mango and papaya|
|A lamb and pumpkin stew|
Finally, I stuffed a pumpkin with a yummy filling and baked it for dinner. I also made Cranberry pumpkin cookies to give to all my friends and neighbors on the last day of Creepmas. MMMM- Pumpkin.
|Pumpkin stuffed with elk, mushrooms, brown rice, pine nuts and onions|
|Pumpkin cranberry cookies|
Yummy - just call me the Benjamin Buford Blue of the pumpkin.