You know when it comes to Autumn and Pinterest is FULL of pumpkin related recipes but the shelves in the supermarket have no pumpkin puree on them? Tell me that has happened to you too? OK..just me. So for the last couple of years, I have been making my own pumpkin puree! I use it for recipes like this Crustless Pumpkin Pie.
I have developed a sore throat over night. It feels like there is a football in there. No exaggeration but even drinking water hurts right now. Lovely.
So on Thursday, the kids have to dress up for nursery/school in either the flag/national dress of a chosen country. My son’s country is Nigeria. My daughters country is Great Britain. It’s all good and well setting up these things in addition to their homework/reading but seriously I am trying to think about when I will find the time to find Nigerian national dress for my son and where do i go? Do i dress my daughter up as the queen? I think it is getting kinda silly though. We have just about recovered from dressing them as astronauts. That was a mission because we made the helmets out of cardboard, tape and spray paint. Trust me, it is harder then you think! I get it. I really do. It is important for kids to understand these things and tolerance to people of different backgrounds and cultures is important too but it gets really competitive in that playground which is the whole idea of a uniform right? YES I AM MOANING!
My parents are coming over his weekend, along with my siblings and all the kids. I may have to break all the walls down in the house for everyone to get in or just split people into rooms! LOLs. Yo you guys need to sit in the bedroom and two of you in the bathroom please. Thanks very much,
Anyway, this is a very handy recipe for pumpkin puree that I am sure you will use.
- 1 small pumpkin, rinsed and dried
- Sea Salt Flakes
- Preheat oven to Gas Mark 5.
- Slice the pumpkin in half, and scoop out the seeds and strings. Then cut into wedges.
- Place them cut-side down, onto a tray lined with aluminum foil.
- Roast for 40-60 minutes, or until tender.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool.
- Using a food processor or blender, puree until even and smooth.
- Sprinkle with sea salt