Saturday, November 5, 2011

Jack O'Lanterns

I hate carving pumpkins. Well, I don't hate it, but I don't like it either because it seems like a waste of a good pumpkin. But that is ok, they can be painted and when Halloween is over, they can be washed, cleaned, baked, and scooped out to be made into pumpkin treats later on. So we get to have our pumpkins and eat them too! I cut them in half and place them face down on a cookie sheet. Bake them at 350 degrees for an hour or two, depends on the size. When they cool then I only have to scoop them out and place them into a cloth to drain. When it has drained well enough, I transfer them into freezer bags for later use. Everyone who eats the pumpkin pies made from fresh pumpkin, rather than canned, thinks they are the best tasting pumpkin pies around. Personally, I could not tell you. I don't like pumpkin pie. LOL.