So I got me some butternut pumpkins. Murderously expensive pumpkins in actual fact…but more on that later.
WTF? Why is she blogging about this I hear you cry.
Well let me enlighten you.
In this neck of the woods (the Manila woods) butternut pumpkin is rare…like really rare…like rare like hens teeth rare. And I truly love pumpkin. I love it not only for me and how much I love the taste, but also because it is one of only a handful of vegetables I can feed my fussy vegetable-hating husband.
And the pumpkin here is monotonous…always the same boring jap. Now don’t get me wrong, the jap pumpkin is a fine vegetable, but it is boring. And doesn’t have tham same nutty sweetness of the butternut variety.
Plus, variety is the spice of life, and there is precious little variety to be found here in the comforting vegetables of home. There is only one kind of potato, only one (maybe two) kinds of onions, certainly only one carrot (the large and misshapen kind). I like choice! So when choice is offered to me, I go mental. Mental to the tune of 15 Aussie dollars for three small pumpkins.
So I need you to tell me…what can I do with my murderously expensive pumpkins?
What would you do with three beautiful butternut pumpkins? What is your favourite pumpkin recipe?
Help me O internet friends.
And for those non-pumpkin lovers out there…what vegetables do you like choice in? And what would you miss if you lived away from home?