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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Pumpkin Pie

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.


  1. Hope you and yours have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Hurry back, we will miss your blog postings.

  2. Pumpkin Pie from scratch? Your good. I Hope you and yours have a Very Merry Christmas!

  3. I want to wish you a Merry Christmas, Gypsy! organic pumpkin ... good stuff ;)

  4. We love hard shelled squash, but the big ones are so huge and hard to cut. One day the produce guy in Safeway was nearby and offered to cut the squash for me. Ding, ding, ding . . . why hadn't I thought of that? Now I always chase down someone, and they are more than willing to do it for me. In a pinch, you can toss a squash into the Crock-Pot for about an hour, and then cut it when it has softened a bit. If the size is doable, I just whack at it with my cleaver. It doesn't come out as evenly, but it suffices.

    Virtual hugs,


  5. Wishing you and your family a Wonderful Christmas!

  6. I always bake the pumpkin whole. Way easier to cut up. Good luck with the pies and Merry Christmas.

  7. Sorry we weren't able to connect while I was in Sacramento.. Happy Holidays!!!!