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User of little pieces -- of time, fabric, food, land, even trash. I am fascinated with the mighty power of the Small and Bypassed to transform into usefulness and beauty. As a mother of seven, living for decades on one income, I have practice using up Every Little Bit of Every Little Thing. My treasures have grown now and I have the joy of teaching preschool. I find this gift for making practical use of the Small and Bypassed, PLUS the gift of time to create, has channeled into simple, artistic expressions of small things.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Pumpkin Chronicles -- The Sequel

Today I processed two $1 Medium pumpkins from Wal-mart. 

I ended up with eight pints of pureed pumpkin . . . . six in the freezer and two in the soup we ate for supper! That's EIGHT PINTS FOR $2.  Yes and amen.

I learned two cool and important things today.  Pumpkin skin is edible!  The fact that you no longer have to peel pumpkin before use astounds me as does the fact that I did not know this until today; another reason to wash the squash.

The second sweet morsel is that you can puree it with an immersion blender.  In the pot you cook it in!  Less mess, fewer dishes to clean up.  Since I do not particularly enjoy cleaning up, this is as lovely as gossamer faerie wings highlighted with gold sprinkles and I do mean that.


  1. Lovely! Did the skin change the texture at all?

  2. Adrienne, how fun that commented on my blog. I feel so . . . so . . . real, now :-). I peeled the pumpkin that went in the soup because I hadn't thought to check on the edibility of the skin, so the pureed pumpkin with the skin on hasn't been used. It's very finely pureed, so I don't think it will affect the texture. I hope to make a pie in the next couple of days with it.

    The pumpkins were slightly sweet. Even though they aren't pie pumpkins, they weren't stringy like the giant one we did first. Not sure if that's the type or just because they were medium-sized instead of giant.

  3. Very cool! I've been wondering if I should buy pumpkins -- I hate the waste.

  4. Yep. Me too. I think I went overboard with the cheap pumpkins, though. Not sure I am going to need 14 pints of pumpkin in my freezer when I get the last two pumpkins finished.

  5. I did not know you could eat the skin! Although, for me it is not waste because I feed it to the chickens. :)

  6. Yes, here too. Either the chickens, the goats or the compost are going to eat it. I hope to get one just to throw in the compost and see if come up next year.


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