This beautiful pumpkin came in my CSA vegetable box last week. I was torn between keeping it and using it for fall decor at Thanksgiving, but decided it would be more fun to cook it up and bake something delicious with it.
When I cut the pumpkin open to scoop out the seeds, I found this little seed actually growing inside of it. I've never seen something like this before, but Chip said it made sense, because in nature, the pumpkin would most like rot, and the seeds inside would start growing at the same time, eventually creating a new plant. what a cool thing to imagine.
I have the day off on Wednesday for Veteran's Day and I plan to use my pumpkin to make chocolate pumpkin muffins. I figure pumpkin muffins with chocolate chips are delicious, so chocolate pumpkin muffins should be amazing. We'll see how they turn out.