Friday, November 03, 2006

What to do with your poor pumpkin?

Halloween's over, and your poor pumpkin is going to be rotting soon.....But never fear, there is something you can do with it..... A yummy thing!

Cut up that poor baby, and then peel the rind off the chunks. (easier to peal the rind when it's cut up in chunk's!) Now place in a large pot, and cover with water, add some salt, and cook till tender. When the fork goes into the chuck with no resistance, it's done.

If you have a food processor, you can add a bit of water and grind away till it's SMOOTH. But if you don't have one, add the pumpkin, little by little, with a tiny bit of water into your blender. Blend till smooth, pour in bowl, and then repeat, till all the pumpkin is smooth and blended.

Now you have choices. Put the pureed pumpkin in a saucepan, and you can add:

Chicken stock, or
vegetable stock

Don't add Beef stock, the flavor will be totally off.

then add any or all of the following, to your taste:

chopped onions
hot pepper flakes
southwest seasoning
salt and pepper

and simmer for about a 1/2 hour to blend the flavors.

Then add some half and half or heavy cream...... Just as much or as little as you want, and continue simmering for another 15 minutes

DONE!!! Pour into bowl, and eat!!!! You can add a dollop of sour cream on the top.

HOT PUMPKIN SOUP. Not only yummy (trust me on this guys, I know your saying yuckkkkkkk, but you have to try it!) but full of vitamins and stuff for your good health!!!!!