Ten on Tuesday: 10 Ways to Eat Pumpkin
2. Bread. I haven't made any this year (actually, in years), but maybe tomorrow.
3. Pumpkin lasagna. Let's hope I can find this recipe again — I know I had it once, and an online search didn't turn up what I was looking for. It's meatless and doesn't use pasta — the partially cooked pumpkin (and/or squash) is sliced and used as "lasagna noodles." Oh, so yum.
4. Pumpkin soup, though I've never actually made pumpkin soup. On Saturday, "I made the best soup," with roasted veggies — butternut squash and carrots among them, and pumpkin would definitely work! It was Kale & Roasted Vegetable Soup; my mods being that I used almost double the carrots, and a whole squash, maybe 2 cups of water in addition to a large container of veggie broth, and 2 cans of beans. It was hearty, maybe more stew than soup, but not super-thick. Oh, so yum.
5. Pumpkin seeds. Pie pumpkins have the best, most flavorful seeds for roasting. We are now officially pumpkin seeds snobs. Heh. I drizzle with just a bit of oil, sprinkle with sea salt, and roast at 350F 'til they're done — stirring and checking every 5 minutes until it's close and then every 2 or so.
6, 7, 8, 9, 10. I guess I need to expand my horizons because that's about it for my pumpkin repertoire! It's times like these when Ten on Tuesday really comes in handy.
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I had my hair cut on Friday after work. At least six inches lopped off in the back, but the front looks pretty much the same so no one is noticing much. Which is fine. I feel like I have a little secret. No photos yet. It feels great! I don't have curly hair, but it has body and waves, and it just feels fun. I can still pull it back into a wee ponytail when I need to (more important than it should be)!
I did some dyeing over the weekend, though not as much as planned. Prep took longer than intended – measuring, winding, oops, re-winding the yarn – and by the time it went in to soak late on Saturday, I was out of gas and just left it overnight. I figured out my method and did the deed on Sunday morning; I'm not thrilled and it'll probably get hit with some more dye tomorrow.
I finished some knitting — another buttoned cowl with the other walnut-dyed yarn. It's washed and blocked, waiting for me to go hunting for buttons!