Here's how I got them ready for the freezer...
First I cut them in half.... being very careful not to cut my finger off.
I scoop one cup of pumpkin puree into ziploc bags and lay them flat to freeze. This makes thawing much faster and makes them easier to fit in my freezer. Once they're frozen I put them in gallon sized freezer bags and put them in the chest freezer.
From my 40 pounds of pumpkin, I got about 50 cups of puree!! Bring on the pies, muffins, cookies, and anything else I can dream up to make with pumpkin.