Friday, November 19, 2010

re-thinking and pumpkin passion

Bat Girl and I like a good adventure, something memory making, a good time, something exciting... so we had an idea. An idea that involved pumpkins- LOTS and LOTS of pumpkins. It started when we visited a farm... there we were and there THEY were... and we were hooked.

So we packed em up- with visions of pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin pudding, pumpkin EVERYTHING dancing in our heads... and went to work.

We washed them... we cut them (and can I just say that tiny pumpkins are much TOUGHER than they look- my thumbs are hating me). We gutted them.... we cooked them a few at time....
we pureed them, strained them and tomorrow we are food saver-ing and freezing them.

After HOURS and HOURS of painfully processing pumpkins we were talking about WHY we do these things and came to this- We LOVE to make memories, we love to make things from scratch, homemade and wonderful. We love to think back on how we carried the pumpkins from the field, how the bags fell open several times, how they tumbled out of the truck when we opened the hatch.... we love it ALL!

BUT- we also came to the realization that WE CAN AFFORD pumpkin and we might just stick to cans.... but who knows with us!

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