Saturday was pumpkin-cooking day! The kids "helped" me with scraping out the seeds. Ezra was actually the most helpful - he ended up with several seeds in his bowl!
We cooked up three big pumpkins. I never buy the pie pumpkins - the regular ones taste just fine to me, and they're less expensive. I don't bother pureeing the pumpkin, either. I just scrape it out of the skin and use or freeze as is. It's usually soft enough that it works just fine, although if there is a chunk I might mash it a bit. I'm all for keeping things as simple as possible!