It is very easy and cost effective to prepare your own pumpkin meat for baking versus store-bought. I paid less than $3 for a sugar pumpkin that yielded enough pureed pumpkin for two pies. Sugar pumpkins are higher in sugar and are not as fibrous as a carving pumpkin. Most of the winter squash that are available for Fall and Halloween decorating are also edible.
This week was deceiving. While the harvest was declining and seasons are shifting, I certainly did not feel any less consumed by the garden’s need for attention. Which is really a part of the reward for growing my own goodness.