Have you ever roasted your pumpkins?
You know, sister, I’m always transparent. The first time I discovered you could roast a pumpkin was when we lived in Germany when our weekly produce basket arrived on a Wednesday afternoon.
My first thought was, “Is this a pumpkin?” Then, “What the heck do I do with a pumpkin? Can I really cook this?” And the answer was, “Yes, Girl, you can totally roast a pumpkin!”
I could not believe how easy (and delicious) roasted pumpkin is! I never ate like this growing up. I just assumed it came from a can and went into a pie. (You too?)
By the way, my hubs says it only belongs in a pie at the holidays, but I beg to differ, and use this recipe for a Crustless “Pumpkin Pie” any time of the year!
Why do I even tell you that story? Because, Giant Slayer, branching out and trying something new in my kitchen like this actually terrified me. So, I want to share with you HOW to actually roast a pumpkin so that if this is a Giant you face in your kitchen too, then worry no more, because I got you, girl!
In case you want it in some plain font, just keep reading.
1. Wash these babies!
2. Rub ’em down with coconut oil.
3. Bake about an hour at 400*.
4. Remove from heat & let them cool.
5. Cut them in half, scoop ’em out. An ice cream scoop works perfectly!
6. Discard (or save to eat) pumpkin seeds.
I love to season my pumpkin with salt, pepper, and garlic (Aren’t those your staple seasonings anyway?).
Then I will add some of the following:
*coconut oil *cinnamon *roasted pecans
What I love MOST about this recipe is there is very little prep, work, or clean-up. (#momvictory) And my house smells absolutely amazing on a cool, Autumn afternoon.
GiantSlayer, it is my prayer that these tips and tools I share here are stones that help strengthen you: Mind, Body, & Spirit and deepen your walk with our Creator through facing some daily Giants.
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Blessings from my kitchen to yours,