..: Oct 18, 2012

Thursday, October 18

My Top Ten Picks From MM #94

Wait, don't throw out that carved pumpkin!

Hi Everyone!
I'm linking with Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm.

Just as I posted a carved pumpkin tutorial early, I'm also letting you see what else your pumpkin can become, besides just landfill! 

I cut my pumpkin into 3" pieces and crock potted it for 4 hours on high, two different loads worth.  After chilling it overnight, I removed the skin and pureed it in the food processor.

Pumpkin Curry Soup


  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, curry, and cumin; saute, stirring often, until onion is soft and fragrant.
  2. Stir in apples, pumpkin, broth, water, and sugar. Bring to a boil, stirring often. Cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Puree soup in a food processor or a blender.
  4. Return soup to saucepan; reheat, covered, over low heat.
I'm linking to Foodie Friday @ Rattlebridge Farm

Wait, don't forget to save those pumpkin seeds too! The easiest way I've ever found to clean them is to run water over them in a colander.  Then I pick out the pumpkin inner-eds.
Cleaning them took me only a few minutes. I roasted them by greasing a metal baking tray with extra virgin olive oil. Then I spread the seeds out in a single layer and sprinkled them with salt. They baked at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes. I stored in an air tight container.
Next week I'm going to share my pumpkin pie and easy pie crust recipe using the rest of the pumpkin puree from the same pumpkin.
Fall Blessings,

And now for the top ten! If your post was featured this week, feel free to grab a featured button from my sidebar.

Fall Home Tour by Number Fifty Three

TP Roll Owls by A Pocket Full Of Posies

Easy Halloween Lampshade by Woven Home

Peanut Butter Balls by The Dedicated House

Pumpkin Turkey by Second Chance To Dream

burlap wreath - www.turtlesandtails.blogspot.com
Fall Wreath by Turtles And Tails

Wedding Doors by Love Leigh Again

Fall table by Rosemary-Thyme

Potion Centerpiece by Made In A Day

Best Cupcakes by The Alchemist