The night of our carving party I made a vegetable bean stew to which I always add butternut squash.
And since a pumpkin is a pumpkin…
Instead of peeling and chopping it up, I scooped out the insides (not easy) so that I could preserve the shell for carving (also not easy).
Them little buggers is tough! The pumpkin saw couldn’t even break the surface. Had to use one of my big boy knives.