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    Ken Guest

    Default Mini pumpkin ideas?

    Everyone,

    This year, I got several mini pumpkin volunteers with many pumpkins on
    them. The oldest is just barely turning orange. Does anyone use
    these for food instead of just decoration? Any ideas?

    Thanks in Advance,

    Ken

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    DanS. Guest

    Default Re: Mini pumpkin ideas?

    Ken added the following to the totality of all human wisdom on 8/3/2010
    in writing
    > Everyone,
    >
    > This year, I got several mini pumpkin volunteers with many pumpkins on
    > them. The oldest is just barely turning orange. Does anyone use
    > these for food instead of just decoration? Any ideas?
    >
    > Thanks in Advance,
    >
    > Ken


    Use them as you would any squash, but be prepared to add a lot of sugar
    with second-generation squashes. Just my guess.

    --
    Yours,
    Dan S.
    There are 10 kinds of people, those who can read binary and those who
    can't.



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    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: Mini pumpkin ideas?

    On Aug 3, 10:09*am, Ken <threeriversguy_2...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > Everyone,
    >
    > This year, I got several mini pumpkin volunteers with many pumpkins on
    > them. *The oldest is just barely turning orange. *Does anyone use
    > these for food instead of just decoration? *Any ideas?
    >
    > Thanks in Advance,
    >
    > Ken


    Depending on how big they can get, cut the tops off, clean out the
    inside and either use them for a soup bowl or
    stuff with a tasty filling and bake.

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    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Mini pumpkin ideas?

    On Tue 03 Aug 2010 10:44:20a, DanS. told us...

    > Ken added the following to the totality of all human wisdom on
    > 8/3/2010 in writing
    >> Everyone,
    >>
    >> This year, I got several mini pumpkin volunteers with many
    >> pumpkins on them. The oldest is just barely turning orange.
    >> Does anyone use these for food instead of just decoration? Any
    >> ideas?
    >>
    >> Thanks in Advance,
    >>
    >> Ken

    >
    > Use them as you would any squash, but be prepared to add a lot of
    > sugar with second-generation squashes. Just my guess.
    >


    Unless, of course, you're preparing them as a savory. My first
    inclination, however, is to bake them in the same manner as I do
    acorn squash; split, buttered, sprinkled with brown sugar and spices.

    --

    ~~ If there's a nit to pick, some nitwit will pick it. ~~

    ~~ A mind is a terrible thing to lose. ~~

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    Wayne Boatwright


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    sf Guest

    Default Re: Mini pumpkin ideas?

    On Tue, 03 Aug 2010 19:38:38 GMT, Wayne Boatwright
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Unless, of course, you're preparing them as a savory. My first
    > inclination, however, is to bake them in the same manner as I do
    > acorn squash; split, buttered, sprinkled with brown sugar and spices.


    I've never made that stew/chili (whatever it is) in a pumpkin, but
    they seem like they'd be perfect serving bowls for it.

    --

    Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.

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    Ken Guest

    Default Re: Mini pumpkin ideas?

    On Aug 3, 9:09*am, Ken <threeriversguy_2...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > Everyone,
    >
    > This year, I got several mini pumpkin volunteers with many pumpkins on
    > them. *The oldest is just barely turning orange. *Does anyone use
    > these for food instead of just decoration? *Any ideas?
    >
    > Thanks in Advance,
    >
    > Ken


    Everyone,

    Thanks for the replies. Keep 'em comin'.

    I was thinking maybe hollow them out, make a filling of ground meat,
    sausage meat, rice, tomatoes, etc. Or cube them and use them in vegie
    stew. The first one is just barely turning orange, so I have several
    weeks to figure it out. The biggest these get is probably about four
    inches (ten cm.)

    As a by the way, I discovered deer won't eat mini pumpkin plants.

    Ken

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