She Done It

October 10, 2011

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4 pounds of pumpkin, gobbled!!

Pumpkin

Pumpkin Party

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Pumpkin Graham Smoothie

Pumpkin Scottish Oats

Biscoff Pumpkin Smoothie

Gourdeous Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Muffin Pumpkin Oats

Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Pile Cereal

Carrot Raisin Muffin Pumpkin Oats

They were all delicious!!

I didn’t end up freezing any because I managed to eat it all within 10 days. To keep it fresh I always used a clean spoon to dip and was careful not to contaminate with food particles and kept it covered in the fridge.

When I open the next can – 6 pounds for eating this time – I’m going to freeze half right away.

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Today I made simple pumpkin oats – 1/3 cup rolled oats made with milk, water, chia and banana with the rest of my pumpkin stirred in [probably a heaping half cup!! Good thing I love it plain!]. I also added a pinch each of cinnamon, allspice and ground cloves.

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Black tea

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That’s a wrap!

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1 Hillary October 10, 2011 at 7:52 am

I’m glad to know I’m not the only one going through obscene amounts of pumpkin this season. I’m surprised I haven’t turned orange yet.

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2 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife October 10, 2011 at 7:56 am

Oh my goodness that is AWESOME! I loooovveee pumpkin. It is seriously a great add in to almost anything! Your meals look totally delicious too.

P.s. I am totally and completely HOOKED on sunflower butter…..thanks a lot ;)

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3 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table October 10, 2011 at 7:58 am

You should contact the Guinness Book people – I’m sure that’s a record of some sort! :)

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4 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) October 10, 2011 at 8:01 am

I think you and I love pumpkin and oats just about at the same level. I ran out of pumpkin and roasted butternut squash last night. I need to get to the pumpkin patch to get more pumpkins so I can be in pumpkin heaven for the rest of the winter!

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5 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes October 10, 2011 at 8:02 am

Great pumpkin party!! Well done haha :D

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6 coco October 10, 2011 at 8:03 am

love this post! So many pumpkin goodies! I love them all!!!!

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7 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More October 10, 2011 at 8:09 am

I’m impressed! My 1lb can has felt like a lot and I too, love me some pumpkin! :)

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8 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries October 10, 2011 at 8:10 am

Strong work on finishing that 4 lbs. up!! I’ll have to try some of those great pumpkin recipes to get rid of the rest of mine too.

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9 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope October 10, 2011 at 8:11 am

This is very impressive! I love all of your pumpkin inspired foods. Breakfast this morning looks absolutely delicious! :)

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10 Chloe (In Fine Feather) October 10, 2011 at 8:11 am

I’m not as much of a pumpkin fanatic as you, but I definitely need to scoop some up before the season passes me by!

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11 kathleen @ the daily crumb October 10, 2011 at 8:14 am

that is some impressive pumpkin eating, kath! thanks for all the great ideas :)

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12 Molly @ RDexposed October 10, 2011 at 8:14 am

Are you starting to resemble a cast member of Jersey Shore?

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13 KathEats October 10, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Ha! Not yet!

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14 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey October 10, 2011 at 8:30 am

Pumpkin deliciousness!
You’ll have to try some savory meals with your next round of pumpkin… last week I made a spicy pumpkin soup (reminiscent of a soup we ate in Jamaica last year); and last night I made a pizza using pureed pumpkin as my sauce. Amazing!
(I might be turning Snooki-colored soon, I fear… )

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15 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning October 10, 2011 at 8:32 am

Great post dedicated to one of the best foods in the world! You should be proud of your pumpkin consuming talents. :) I love plain pureed pumpkin too, and end up eating several spoonfuls every time I cook or bake with it.
I made an awesome pumpkin chili yesterday (recipe posted last night) that could easily use pumpkin puree instead of chunks of roasted pumpkin. That would get you through about 1/15 of your next can… :)

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16 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen October 10, 2011 at 8:45 am

If you can do 4 lbs. in 10 days, I should be able to finish this big can I just opened! I’ve got about 3 cups left of pumpkin and I’m scheming things to make/bake today with it :)

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17 sarah@spinach and spice October 10, 2011 at 8:46 am

Haha! What a collection. The epitome of Fall ;)

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18 Khushboo October 10, 2011 at 8:46 am

I think it is safe to say you enjoy pumpkin :)! Pumpkin must be such a pleasure to photograph= beautiful color!

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19 Anna @ On Anna's Plate October 10, 2011 at 8:48 am

Hahaha…that is a LOT of pumpkin to get through!! I’m just getting started on my stash…

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20 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio October 10, 2011 at 8:49 am

That’s some impressive pumpkin eating! You’re a pumpkin rockstar!

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21 Deva @ Deva by Definition October 10, 2011 at 8:50 am

I am curious to see what you do with your next batch of pumpkin. Maybe something savory?

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22 KathEats October 10, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Definitely!

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23 Angel7 October 10, 2011 at 8:54 am

Do you have an orange glow to you? :)

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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24 KathEats October 10, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Not yet..

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25 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance October 10, 2011 at 8:57 am

Wow– I’m going to read through each an every one of these. I’ve been looking for new pumpkin ideas :D

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26 Chelcie @ Chelcie's Food Files October 10, 2011 at 9:15 am

OH MYYY goodness that is a whole lot of pumpkin! Your pictures are so amazing and they make all of your food looks so delicious and elegant! I LOVE them!

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27 Mara @ What's for Dinner? October 10, 2011 at 9:34 am

Are you orange yet? :)

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28 Caitlin October 10, 2011 at 9:34 am

I am in love with everything in the last photo – so adorable! I need to invest in fun plates, placemats, and cutlery for my blog photos!

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29 Karen October 10, 2011 at 9:45 am

I love fresh cooked pumpkin and adore (!!!) roasted squash of every variety, but canned pumpkin just makes my stomach turn for some odd reason…not sure why. Kudos on your accomplishment, though!

Hope the week ahead is awesome for you, Kath!

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30 Kim @ Eat, Live, and Blog October 10, 2011 at 9:52 am

I’ve been on a pumpkin kick lately! Love all of your pumpkin inspired food! :)

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31 Sue from Canada October 10, 2011 at 9:58 am

Kath – you inspired me to try pumpkin in my morning oat bran cereal – delicious! Our local market has the beautiful small pie pumpkins in abundance this year. I roast them whole for about 1.5 hours in the oven and once cool, puree the flesh & freeze in 1 cup portions perfect for muffins or pies. The taste is a little milder than the canned pumpkin, but I love that I’m eating locally grown produce. I’m hooked on pumpkin and your recipes are an inspiration! Thanks!

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32 Jen October 10, 2011 at 10:13 am

I like the idea of buying them fresh. I usually buy the canned but find it can be heavy at times. Thanks for the idea.

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33 KathEats October 10, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Nice!!

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34 lynn @ the actor's diet October 10, 2011 at 10:00 am

6 lbs. of pumpkin and no pie…impressive!

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35 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats October 10, 2011 at 10:05 am

congrats!!! Haha that is a lot of pumpkin!

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36 Sara October 10, 2011 at 10:20 am

Given your love of pumpkin, you should have licked that bowl before taking the picture! (’cause we all know you did afterwards!) LOL!

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37 KathEats October 10, 2011 at 1:05 pm

HA!

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38 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! October 10, 2011 at 10:31 am

WOAH! Where did you ever find such big cans of pumpkin!?!?!

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39 KathEats October 10, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Foodservice size – from the bakery!

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40 Michaela October 10, 2011 at 10:54 am

congrats :D

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41 Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather October 10, 2011 at 11:03 am

So much pumpkin! I love it all. Way to plough through it :)

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42 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin October 10, 2011 at 11:15 am

Wow, I’m impressed! And I love how you were able to come up with so many different breakfast recipes using pumpkin. I tend to stick to the same ol’ pumpkin oatmeal recipe every time. I’ll have to revisit all those posts of yours to get some new ideas!

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43 Rosa - Fitness, Food, Fulfilled October 10, 2011 at 11:22 am

I’m shocked that you’re not pumpkin’ed out. That’s a whole lot of pumpkin! But all those recipes sound so good. Yum!

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44 Emily@SavoryandSavage October 10, 2011 at 11:24 am

Wow, I can’t believe you really did it! It seemed like such a huge amount of pumpkin at the beginning.

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45 Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl October 10, 2011 at 11:33 am

Sounds like the perfect breakfast to me! The collage of photos, absolute deliciousness to look at. :)

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46 Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy October 10, 2011 at 11:34 am

Glad I am not the only one that seems to eat pumpkin in everything! Thanks for the great round up of pumpkin recipes!

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47 Kim @ Spoonful of Sass October 10, 2011 at 11:54 am

I’m so impressed! Pumpkin Power!

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48 Cait @ Beyond Bananas October 10, 2011 at 12:03 pm

I am impressed with your pumpkin consumptions. Well done, Kath.

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49 katie @KatieDid October 10, 2011 at 12:13 pm

ahhh your awesome! Any tint of orange skin yet??

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50 Marie@feedingfive October 10, 2011 at 12:20 pm

I knew you could do it. I never have a problem coming up with ways to use pumpkin. We all love it here.

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51 Kelly October 10, 2011 at 12:29 pm

Hi Kath! I am a new reader [HI] and while I am sure you have heard this about a million times before I am going to say it anyway: you have the cutest dishes!!

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52 KathEats October 10, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Thanks Kelly! And welcome to KERF :)

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53 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey October 10, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Yeah, I think I go through at least 2 pounds of pumpkin every week! :)

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54 Gena October 10, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Just posted some pumpkin pudding myself. So happy that fall is here!!! What a wonderful round up of orange recipes.

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55 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings October 10, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Quite a feat! I tried pumpkin overnight oats and it was pretty dang tasty. My can is only 10 ounces though so I shouldn’t have any trouble eating that! ;)

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56 Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles October 10, 2011 at 3:59 pm

I’ve been holding off on cracking the cans of pumpkin for a few weeks now, thinking I can prolong summer…but I think it’s time! I’ve been dying for a pumpkin pie smoothie the last couple of days!

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57 Julia H. @ The Petite Spiel October 10, 2011 at 4:32 pm

Now THAT is talent. You should have turned some of it into a pumpkin pie! Unless you don’t like pumpkin pie…

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58 Ally at A Girl In Her Kitchen October 10, 2011 at 8:04 pm

Okay, this is my favorite post ever. I love pumpkin!!!

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59 Cait's Plate October 10, 2011 at 8:39 pm

LOVE the pumpkin picture montage (complete with recipe links :) )

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60 SD October 11, 2011 at 4:07 pm

I am curious, why canned pumpkin? Most cans are lined with BPA which leeches into the food. Also most canned foods have unnecessary additives and, in my opinion, often taste off due to the processing. This is the time of year when real pumpkins are in season, and organic ones are often available, why not roast a few?

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61 KathEats October 11, 2011 at 4:54 pm

No reason other than I am lazy and canned is just so easy. The BPA is a bit of a concern, but the ingredients are just pumpkin

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62 SD October 11, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Oh girl, you are not lazy. But I do get that canned pumpkin is easier, not to mention less messy. But, what about the pumpkins seeds in a pumpkin? Roasted, they are a tasty snack and perhaps a good oatmeal topper….

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63 KathEats October 11, 2011 at 5:03 pm

True, true!

I’m actually about to roast some squash…I could put in a pumpkin too. I promise to roast a pumpkin this fall! I stuffed them in this post!

http://www.katheats.com/the-orange-p-word

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64 SD October 11, 2011 at 5:18 pm

OK. Those stuffed pumpkins look amazing! Newish reader here, found your blog this spring. I think someone on that post suggested sugar pie pumpkins, I second that. You won’t be disappointed if you try one. They tend to have more of a squat shape, like the pumpkin Cinderella takes to the ball, and a darker orange.

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65 KathEats October 11, 2011 at 8:11 pm

Cooked one just for you tonight!

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66 SD October 11, 2011 at 9:04 pm

Awesome! BTW, I absolutely love your banana whipped oatmeal recipe. Kinda obsessed.

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