Monday, September 29, 2014
Pumpkin: from the farm to the jar.
Even with all the things I like to make myself, I still like to take the shortcuts, and have the convenience of buying food from the can. But this weekend my mother-in-law, visiting from Brazil, starting to cook the way she usually does. And I was surprised to see how much easier it is for us, who choose to drive to the store. So I think she deserves to have all her work presented to everyone. In the morning we went to Schmitts Farm and she picked a pumpkin (which I thought it would be a decoration). After lunch she was bored, so she decided to peel the pumpkin. Granted, the skin is so hard I gave up helping. When I walked away, she cut the whole thing in strips. Then I came back, and we took turns slicing in my Mandolin slicer. I was relieved to see we were able to finishing slicing. So she could start cooking, adding about 3 cups of sugar, and about 1/2 cup of water. And cooking, stirring, and breaking in pieces constantly for about 1/2 hour. Until it was finally ready. It tastes so good, that I had to put it in a little jar, and make it more official. It reads:" Grandma's Big Dessert"(or something close to that). But the point is, it is a nice thing to see Grandma going to all this process, to see your kids happy. Thank you Vovo.