Tuesday, September 20, 2011

What.A.Week!

Whew! Fall is on it's way, and is it just me or has there not been enough time in the day? We had a great time celebrating Hubby's birthday and we are just pooped from everything going on!

Here's what we ate last week:




Yes, we actually made our own pumpkin puree! It was actually really easy!

All you have to do is:

1. Cut out the stem of a medium pumpkin
2. Cut the pumpkin in half
3. Remove the seeds
4. Roast on a pan in the oven 45 minutes to an hour at 400 degrees Fahrenheit (until you can break the pumpkin with a fork)
5. Let the pumpkin cool for at least one hour
6. Remove the skin from the pumpkin, and puree in a food processor.

Makes about 8 cups of pumpkin... now you have enough for risotto, muffins and a pumpkin cake!

OK OK and I have to make a little confession.... we didn't make our own mayonnaise! *Gasp* We are just feeling exhausted from making EVERYTHING from scratch, and are trying to take it easy this week. But we did get Organic Mayonnaise and I did find this awesome recipe to make for the future:


I promise to share more on the amazing meals we made this weekend, including Chili Rellenos, Charro Beans and Fresh Roasted Salmon with Olive Oil!

Happy Middle of the Week to you!

13 comments:

Ashleigh said...

Oh my goodness these all sounds delicious but that risotto is calling my name!

Claudia Lane said...

I am really enjoying collecting your recipes Jess, they all look fab:)
Hope you are having a good week

Claudia xo

Kyla said...

Once again you stun me with these recipes! I've never actually cooked anything other than pumpkin seeds from an actual pumpkin, but that risotto looks so good...

meme-and-he said...

thanks for sharing these recipes! They look great for fall, and I am looking for some new ones!

amy (fearless homemaker) said...

oh, that risotto sounds delightful + i love that you made your own pumpkin puree. smart!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

loving all 3 of these recipes...you are brave to make your own pumpkin puree- nicely done!

amy b.s. said...

okay i can't wait to try the pumpkin risotto!

{The Perfect Palette} said...

Thanks for sharing :)

xo, chrissy

Meg {henninglove} said...

oh you are killing me with that pumpkin risotto. i already love risotto enough now you are gonna make me wan to have it every dang day just so i can put pumpkin in it, looks like a yummy recipe!

Janette said...

You know what I just realized??? I have NOOO IDEA what tarragon is... Is it an herb? Root? Leafy thing? Why don't I know? I'm kind of ashamed of myself...

Janette the Jongleur

Claire said...

Delicious! That pumpkin risotto looks amazing!

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SunnyToast said...

Thank you for sharing your recipes and the risotto is calling my name:)

A BRIT GREEK said...

There is so much goodness with these posts I'm saving all of them!!! Love the broccoli dish, it's something I like to make in a hurry!
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