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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Crockpot Pumpkin

Everyone else is posting about pumpkins, so I thought I would too!
I went with my nieces, nephew and one of my daycare kiddos to the Pumpkin Patch! 
This is crazy, but I've never been to one before! It was so much fun!

They wanted to get the biggest pumpkins possible!
After getting home with my fabulous pumpkins, it was time to cook them! I decided to cook it in my crockpot. I love being able to throw something in there, and forgetting about it for awhile!

 Here's what I started with
 I put about 2 cups of water in the bottom of the crockpot.
Cut the pumpkin open, took out the seeds (don't throw them away!), and then cut the pumpkin into big chunks. I used a big serrated knife, you have to saw it back and forth, those things are hard!
 I cooked it on high for around 3 hours. Just until it's soft enough to remove the skins.
Then put it into the blender, and puree!
It was a small pumpkin, so this only made 3.5 cups. I put it into bags, and stuck it in the freezer, until I'm ready to cook with it, which will be soon!

As for those seeds, I made toasted pumpkin seeds from Allrecipes.
They were SO good! My honey and son just eat them up! (Of course I do too!)

Marathon Training Update: I can't believe I'm already on week 4!! Today I will run 6 miles. It's a beautiful day for it!



  1. Happy Running! :D

    how cute, look at them lugging that huge pumpkin!

  2. You've never been to a pumpkin patch before?? Well, I'm glad I got to be the first to go with you!

  3. I love pumpkin patches! I'm glad you had a blast!
    Happy Running! Keep up the good long runs!

  4. Yea...pumpkinning is fun until you get cold ...then the pumpkins just feel so much heavier. Sams Club has a great box...and its warm...that is my new patch I frequent. ;-)

  5. I love pumpkin

    I kinda wish I was on a training plan right now

  6. Great idea cooking them in a crockpot. I really need to get me one of those soon!

  7. I LOVE roasted pumpkin seeds! I am actually not a fan of pumpkin anything, but the seeds I do love :-)

    I think we have a lot in common...going from overweight to running long distance. Let's exchange blog links? I will put up yours on mine right now! Mine is

    1. The seeds are awesome! I also love them with cinnamon too. There's so many different ways to make them!
      Sounds like we do have a lot in common, you have done awesome on your weight loss!! I added your blog to my page!

  8. I've never thought to put it in the crockpot. What a great idea!
    Yours is the 2nd post, today, I've seen with pumpkin seeds. Definitely I sign I need to make some of those babies. Stat.

  9. I love toasted pumpkin seeds. That picture has me craving them.

  10. I'm so glad you posted this!! I buy way too much canned pumpkin. I need to just make my own!

  11. Thx for sharing this tips I have never cooker them and I am so glad that you shared some pictures, that makes it so much easy!


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