About a week or so after Thanksgiving I found one organic pie pumpkin at the grocery. Today I cut it, cooked it, and pureed it, and even toasted the pumpkin seeds. (I'm not fond of the seeds, but Jeannie toasted quite a few at Thanksgiving and they love them. I hope I did it right.)
I think I have enough pumpkin for two 9" pies, but my recipe calls for evaporated milk and two eggs, among other things. I don't have the milk and have only 3 eggs in my fridge. Jeannie has several cans of milk and I'm sure they have plenty of eggs, and I'm probably going to take the ingredients I have to her house tomorrow and make the pies there.
I am so tired from cutting the pumpkin today I just can't get the energy to do anything else this evening. I wounded my arm with the point of the knife, and also cut my thumb, but neither cuts were too bad and I will live. Those pumpkin shells are the toughest things imaginable, and I'm reminded why I don't often do it. Jeannie used their electric knife before Thanksgiving and the pumpkin was much easier to cut.
I thought I might beat the traffic this morning and drove to Costco first thing. I have never gotten out of that store for $10, but today I bought two items at a total cost of just under $10. Back out on the street I couldn't believe the traffic! Really awful.
I just watched the weather forecast - foggy tomorrow, and "brilliant sunshine on Christmas Day". That's something to look forward to.
Note, in answer to Ms. Belinda's comment, when I mention Bel Air I'm referring to my local supermarket - not the Bel Air in Southern CA!
I probably won't blog tomorrow and Christmas, so I'll take this opportunity to wish everyone holiday greetings.
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