But who needs Libby's when you have your very own eating pumpkin? Fixing pumpkin puree is actually quite simple.
Cut the pumpkin in half with a sharp knife. If it's even slightly dull better to used a serrated knife and more in a sawing motion. A dull knife is likely to slip, and while too dull to cut the pumpkin, would probably be sharp enough to cut your skin.
Scoop out the insides, I thought about saving the seeds to cook, but didn't feel like the extra work so at a few raw and tossed the rest.
Lay pumpkins in a microwave safe dish face-up, add about an inch of water into dish, cover with saran wrap. And cook for 15 minutes on high. Allow to cool and scoop out flesh.
Immediately I mixed 1/3 cup for so of pumpkin with 1/2 cup of cinnamon apple sauce, and added a few crumbled up gingerbread cookies and cooked in microwave for 30 sec. Quick and healthy dessert!
As for the rest, well first I need to put it into a blender for actual puree, but then...oatmeal for the week? Or if I find the motivation/time pumpkin bread? Or pumpkin brownies? pancakes? The possibilities are endless!!!