Monday, October 27, 2008

Pumpkins, Pumpkins and Saurkraut

I baked six pie pumpkins today. Which unofficially yielded 30 cups and comes out to five cups per pumpkin. A couple of weeks ago, I did four pumpkins and they only yield 12 cups which would be three cups per pumpkin. You are probably wondering what in the heck I'm going to do with all of this pumpkin. I'm going to make Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread for all! Actually around Christmas time we give the people we do business with "gifts." The bread is going to be part of this year's gift along with saurkraut my mom and I started yesterday.

I bought 10 heads of cabbage that are larger than basketballs for $1 each. It's a heck of deal. My mom and I were only able to use seven of them. These buggers are big and once you start shredding them it does not take long to fill up a 33 gallon can. The funny thing is I had never tried saurkraut until three years ago. I know the smell turned me off too, but try to look past it or should I say smell past it. It is soooo worth it!! YUM!

1 comment:

Miriam said...

Having grown up on a large dairy farm and helped with the milking in '96, and then helped raise all the calves from spring '97 - early '-04, your blog "takes me back". I don't miss it one bit! But it is kinda (kinda kinda) a little bit fun to remember all those things that go with the life of a dairy farmer. DA's, hoof-trimming, the full udders, teat dip, the milk truck... :)