My daughter said, “I'm more about eating my pumpkin than I am about carving it.”
So that’s what we’re going to do tonight.
Of course, the girls used to love making jack o’lanterns.
And, the next day, I cooked the pumpkin, often using this wonderful recipe from Lee-Ann Rosher in Saskatoon:
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Loaves
(makes 2 loaves. You can cut the recipe in half and make only one if you want, but the loaves do freeze very well.)
1 cup canola oil
2 cups sugar
2 cups pumpkin purée (If you cook your own pumpkin, drain the purée)
3 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts
· Preheat oven to 350.
· Grease two 9x5 loaf pans.
· In a large bowl, beat together oil, sugar, eggs, and pumpkin.
· In another bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
· Add flour to pumpkin mixture.
· Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
· Transfer mixture to the two loaf pans.
· Bake for 55 to 60 minutes. (Test with wooden pick to make sure it comes out clean.)