Let me just tell you.... this is FAR better than ANY can pumpkin you will ever buy! EVER! Roasting this pumpkin is REALLY, REALLY easy!!!
First you are going to need to go buy yourself a pumpkin, not a regular orange pumpkin like you would make a jack-o-lantern, but a light orangy yellow one. (I am not sure of it's exact name, my dad gets mine for me from a local stand.) It looks like this:
You will need to cut your pumpkin in half, and clean it out really well. While you are cleaning it out, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Once it is all cleaned out turn it skin side up on a baking sheet and bake until a fork can go through it easily. (1/2 of my pumpkin took around an hour, and the other 1/2 took a little longer.)
Once it is done flip it over, and allow it to cool a little. Once it has cooled a bit, take a spoon and get all that yummy meat off the skin. Place it in a strainer and allow the water to drain a bit off of it. My pumpkin yielded about 11 cups of pumpkin and it's pre-cook weight was about 4-5lbs. (I will share what I do with it later!)
You can either freeze it, or use it for all those yummy baked goods that use pumpkin!
I am going to share this over at Kim's Blog... Savvy Southern Style and WOW us Wednesday! I Promise, once you make pumpkin this way to use, you will NEVER go back to buying canned!!