So today I spent some time getting ready for Thanksgiving. I made pumpkin bread for my pumpkin bread stuffing, I cooked up some more pumpkin for my pumpkin pie that I will be making tomorrow, and I made some winter squash cookies out of some left over winter squash puree.
Tomorrow I need to make the pumpkin pies and prep the turkey, which I have to pick up tomorrow. This year our turkey will be coming from Brown Brothers Chicken Farm in Paris, Ohio. I meet Bill Brown of Brown Brothers up at Akron General Farmers Market, since he was selling right next to me this year. He has really good chicken so I am excited to be getting a turkey from him this year.
Everything that we cook for Thanksgiving is something that I grow. It is nice because we do not have any shopping to do before Thanksgiving other than to pick up a lemon for the turkey. Of course I did have to get some eggs and the turkey, but they both came from someone I know.
Another cool thing is when I cook up my pumpkins I either save the seed for planting or for eating, of coarse I use the puree for whatever I am going to cook with it, and I save the skins to feed to my worms. Absolutely no waste other than the stem, which does go into the trash.