I love pumpkin. In America, I missed the season of pumpkin spice- latte, cookie, bread, candle, you name it.
This year Thanksgiving came and went like a blur, and now we are well on our way through the holiday season. We were too busy to celebrate with a proper Thanksgiving meal, so I'm still dreaming of turkey, stuffing, and.... pumpkin pie. I stooped so low as to beg my family members to send me pictures of their plates so that I could drool over them from Moscow (shout out to those who followed through!). Needless to say, when I saw a pumpkin at the store for online 100 rubles (~1.50 USD), I snatched it up! Mind you, I had never cooked with pumpkin before nor had any vision of what to do with it. Although I didn't make a pumpkin pie, some google research did result in mouth-wateringly good recipes.
After steaming and mashing the pumpkin with a fork, I was able to make:
-Two loaves of pumpkin bread (made with water, oil, eggs, brown sugar, flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, and clove)
-Almost a dozen pumpkin pancakes (milk, egg, oil, ginger, cinnamon, clove, flour, white sugar, baking soda)
-Pumpkin seed snack with various seasonings (cinnamon, cumin, curry) *
*The pumpkin seed roasting was conducted by Chase, who never lets food go to waste! Good man!