Sunday, September 12, 2010

got pumpkin?

if Libby Pumpkin isn't in your pantry then you're out of luck,
because you won't find it on the shelves in
the grocery stores either....

at least not until Libby gets the 2010 pumpkin harvest
picked, processed and shipped to grocery stores.

The leaves on the trees are changing and the nights are
getting colder...which means it's time to bake
pumpkin bread.  My family will easily go through
four loaves of pumkpin bread in a week.

When my children saw for themselves and read on the
internet that the stores are sold out of pumpkin,
they convinced me that I could make
my own pumpkin...all we needed were a few pie pumpkins.

I cut the pumpkins into quarters, scrapped out the yuckies,
added a half cup of water to the roasting pan, covered
and baked for about 90 minutes.  Once the pumpkin
cooled I used a melon spoon to scoop out the pumkin
from the skin.  To smooth out the pumpkin I will
probably throw it into the food processor before
freezing it. 

Don't believe me that there's a shortage of pumpkin?


ms lottie said...

I followed you here from Down to Earth. I can't believe there is a shortage of pumpkin of all things! And it's so easy to grow. We are just about to plant our crop for this year in NZ and still have 1 and 3/4 pumpkins leftover from last harvest. Happy baking!

Jackie said...

I went and checked...I have 2 cans. I'll be saving those for holiday pies just in case I can't find any.

Nadine said...

Amazing !
Now it looks like you can see ahead with the stock you've made ;>)
Canned pumpkin can't be found here, only fresh ones... Oh, by the way, sweet friend, could you share your recipeof pumkin bread ? Never tasted it, and would like having a try. THANKS
(((HUGS))) & smiles,

Sheila said...

I had to beg and plead with my friends to come up with a can of pumpkin for my son's favorite birthday muffins last month....had I known about the shortage before then, I would have saved my last can!!! I was told there would be cans back on the shelves before Thanksgiving...I sure hope so!

Leslie said...

Supply and demand, what an amazing price on e-bay for such a 'simple' thing. I process my pumpkin from fresh too, put it in the steamer for 40 minutes or so. When it's cooled, I skin it with a vegetable peeler. Happy baking!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Long time since I have been to see you but you got me at your title. I don't have any on my shelves!! I'll just have to wait for the new crop. I love pumpkin bread too!!!
How did the chicken thing work out??
XO, Fern

Marilyn Robertson said...

It looks like I will have to be waiting for more pumpkin to appear on the shelf - unless I can nab a fresh pumpkin that is! Happy pumpkin bread making!

trish said...

Holy Cow! I had no idea. I have a few cans in my pantry, but I would much rather learn how to make my own. Thanks for the information!

Lisa said...

I had no idea of this - I'll have to look for some at the store when we next go. I haven't thought about pumpkin all summer.