This was my first attempt to cook using our home grown organic pumpkins. I followed the directions found here for how to cook the pumpkin down to a puree. It was fairly easy and Arora enjoyed scooping out the pumpkin guts. We did this in 3 parts.
Step one: Harvest, wash, clean out and cook pumpkin. Let cool.
Step two: Scoop pumpkin from rind and put in blender with a bit of water. Puree.
Step three: Follow this recipe for the best pumpkin bread ever. It does make 3 medium sized loaves. We made it three ways, plain, with chocolate chips, and one with cream cheese swirled on top.
I feel very domestic when cooking with food from our garden. This year we have enjoyed carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, corn, pumpkins, spinach, broccoli, radishes, beans, onions, peas, strawberries, arugula, lettuce, and kale.