We have been watching our pumpkin patch with a lot of excitement. We have never had such big pumpkins! We planted seeds from two 10-cent packages of pumpkins. We have 8 or 9 small 'sugar pumpkins', and 5 that are supposed to be 'jack o' lantern'. Honestly, the jack o' lantern ones are really squat and wide. They're also pretty big. So, they may be another variety.
We picked 'the big one' today. It weighed in at 31.5 pounds. Our daughter, almost 3 years old, weighs in right around 29 pounds - they're almost the same size!!
We like to make pumpkin custard to eat for breakfast - basically, it's a lower sugar version of pumpkin pie filling (no crust) and we use skim milk instead of evaporated. It's really tasty! I'm estimating we'll have close to 100 pounds of pumpkin to harvest (though we're giving away a pumpkin or two) so I'd better start looking for some other things to do with pumpkin!
Let's see...pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin soup, roasted pumpkin cubes, pumpkin pancakes....yum!