I used six whole organic baked potatoes (once baked, scoop middles out for the recipe and let the kids devour the skins with butter – zero cleanup!), plus two cups of frozen pumpkin mush, loosely following this recipe (so no cinnamon), but not quite so shmancy. Next time, I’d skip the recipe. Mix the potatoes, pumpkin, one egg, and enough flour to make it into dough. Let sit 20 minutes or so, roll into log.
Prod with a fork until they resemble mutilated marshmallow peanuts (remember marshmallow peanuts?).
Lay out on lovely tight-woven, well-floured couches (aka flour-sack towels) to let them dry a bit before boiling.
Groan, beg your loyal husband to boil and toss them in butter while you sit and play Bejeweled.
Await your birthday feast! Mmm….