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NaNoWriMo starts today! Will be taking part for the thirteenth year in a row. Have not actually 'failed' yet, so I sort of feel like I have to maintain that tradition. 

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Good luck. I did NNWM years ago and was pleasantly surprised to have finished the novel I was working on. Quite the invigorating experience.

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The year went by fast!!!

 

What are the particulars of NNWM?

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Write a 50,000 word novel during the month of November.

 

That's it. 1667 words per day, no excuses. Just do it. Don't stress about writer's block, don't re-write because you decided near the end that your character's hair color should be auburn, not blonde. Don't wait until you have the perfect first line. Just write, write, write.

 

I know many authors who said having this enforced schedule was the kick in the pants they needed to finish the damn book.

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Wow. I think making you push like that is good. You could always go back and edit it.

 

Planning to go on a bike ride today, it's one of the physical activities I can still do. The weather is gorgeous. I wish it was like this all year round. 

 

I made some banana bread the other day. It was really good and didn't last long around here. I'm thinking of baking some pumpkin bread.

 

 

 

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Lol.

 

Anyways, I ended up in the pool yesterday. Pumpkin bread is likely tomorrow.

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Mmm pumpkin bread! I have three beautiful yellow pumpkins sitting in my kitchen waiting to become food. I am debating what all to make with them. Soup maybe, but pumpkin bread would also be amazing! 

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I have never made anything directly from the pumpkin other than roasting pumpkin seeds. I buy the pumpkin puree.

 

How do you do it?

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Basically the same way you would any other squash? I've seen them cooked a few ways. Sliced and roasted is probably the easiest and then removing the flesh from the rind (this is what we do often with acorn squash because of how annoying they are to peel). You'd remove the seeds the same way you would normally, then cut up the pumpkin and roast it. 

I haven't made a pumpkin soup before though, so I need to find out if it's easiest to roast it to get it off and 'then' puree it (which seems the most logical to me) to make soup. 

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First Inktober, now nanowrimo... *is an illusive one these days*

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On 11/4/2018 at 9:21 PM, LadyWordsmith said:

Basically the same way you would any other squash? I've seen them cooked a few ways. Sliced and roasted is probably the easiest and then removing the flesh from the rind (this is what we do often with acorn squash because of how annoying they are to peel). You'd remove the seeds the same way you would normally, then cut up the pumpkin and roast it. 

I haven't made a pumpkin soup before though, so I need to find out if it's easiest to roast it to get it off and 'then' puree it (which seems the most logical to me) to make soup. 

 

So ther stringy stuff goes first?

 

On 11/5/2018 at 8:28 AM, LilyElizabeth said:

This is a fun thing to do with a pumpkin. 

 

https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/pumpkin-stew/

 

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That look great! Yum!

 

23 hours ago, Arie said:

First Inktober, now nanowrimo... *is an illusive one these days*

 

Hello !!! Glad to see you back. Don't forget roll call! nanowrimo is keeping a lot of people busy, I'll bet. How is it going?

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I just made pumpkin bread with some chocolate chips. Yummy.

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5 hours ago, Ryrin said:

 

So ther stringy stuff goes first?

 

I would presume so, since in cutting it up you'd have to remove that part anyway, but you wouldn't necessarily have to go through the effort of trying to cut out all the flesh part while it's solid and thick if you sliced it up and roasted it first. A few cuts instead of lots of scraping/removal. 

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On 11/6/2018 at 5:01 PM, Ryrin said:

I just made pumpkin bread with some chocolate chips. Yummy.

 

That’s the way my wife makes it.

 

Love to warm it up and top with butter. 

 

Yummy indeed. 

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The smoke is bothering me. I'm trying to get enough energy to make some more banana bread.

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Happy birthday to your son!

 

How was everyone’s Thanksgiving?

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Good! We had a much bigger crowd than usual (which is to say, 19 instead of 11). I got to see a couple of cousins I almost never get to see, but they were in town for my aunt's birthday. She turned 70 this year! So we had tons of food, and I made the pecan and pumpkin pies (using the exact recipe our Granny always used, that my mother learned from her and taught me.) The weather turned out pretty and we were able to sit outside and enjoy it after eating. 

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