As I was tackling the task of processing my larger pumpkins I had to figure out the most efficient way of peeling it.
Using a sharp, sturdy knife and a large cutting board I began by cutting out the stem and slicing the pumpkin in half. Be sure to use long, fluid strokes while slicing. If you hesitate the blade may get stuck, and you could have a dangerous situation on your hands!
Using a large metal serving spoon I scraped out all the guts and seeds and set them aside for later.
Once the guts were all scooped I started to cut the pumpkin into strips. Please be very careful with this step, as the pumpkin is very slippery and hard to hold onto.
I cut each strip into chunks. The chunks don't necessarily have to be very small, it just makes it a lot easier to peel.