If you have not yet processed your own pumpkins, let me encourage you... if I can do it, you can do it! Plus, look at the money you may save.
I spent 50 cents/pumpkin. I got about 3 cups of puree from that one pumpkin! The can of Libby's pumpkin goop is at least $1.50, and it has only 2 cups of puree in it! That's what I call good stewardship! I hope to get to the Amish store and buy a dozen today, if there are any left. And, I am keeping all my seeds for next year's garden!
I have been married almost 10 years, and it is the little victories like making my own pumpkin puree that bring me great joy. I am finally becoming a homemaker! And, I am finally able to teach Rebecca (my 7yo) a few practical helps.
I have been praying that the joy of the Lord will be my strength. And, I am allowing little pleasures like pureeing pumpkin myself, to bring me great joy!
For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. Phil 1:6 (NASB)