Starting a week-long party all about pumpkin without promoting it or even giving you a hint is really not the *proper* way to do things here in the blogosphere, but hey - sometimes I'm a rebel. :)
I've done a Fall theme week the last 2 years, so I had to do another one this year! Welcome to my Pumpkin Posting Party! It's all pumpkin, all week! I've got a little giveaway for you that I'll share at the end of this post and Wednesday you can come by and link up all your pumpkin posts! Friday will be Dessert Friday with a focus on pumpkin, but you can link up any chocolate, non-chocolate or pumpkin desserts that day!
Recently I received a free pumpkin from my friend's garden so I decided to attempt roasting a pumpkin for the first time. There were several different methods posted online, but I ended up going with more of a steaming method. I basically followed the instructions posted at Elana's Pantry on how to roast a pumpkin.
|Here's my pumpkin!|
|Scooped out all the seeds and strings.|
|In pans with water, ready to roast.|
|Scooped out all the good stuff!|
|Removed some liquid, whisked into puree, and bagged.|
|Pumpkin seeds rinsed and cleaned, ready to dry and roast.|
I did end up cleaning the pumpkin seeds - it took me so loooooonnngg because I was obsessed with getting every bit of pumpkin off of them. Not an easy task! Once they were dry, I roasted them with some oil and sea salt. They did turn out yummy, but my hubs and son weren't that excited about them. It was such a small amount for the amount of time I spent on them that I wouldn't do it again.
Have you ever roasted a pumpkin? What method do you use? If you've never done it, you've got plenty of time to try before making those special pumpkin recipes for Thanksgiving!
How about a little Fall giveaway? ** GIVEAWAY CLOSED ** Sounds good to me - what would a theme week be without one?! Here you go:
|4 pumpkin napkin rings, 3 Fall cookie cutters, 2 Fall rubber stamps|
Keep stopping by all week for more pumpkin posts! Tomorrow I'll be sharing a yummy pumpkin recipe! Feel free to grab the button at the top and put it on your blog to share the pumpkin!
Have a fabulous Fall day friends!!