Tuesday, November 1, 2011

We had dinner in a pumpkin last night. I'm putting the recipe here...mostly so I will be able to find it again next year!

Dinner in a Pumpkin
  • 1 medium pumpkin
  • 1 lb. browned burger (seasoned with dried onion and garlic pepper)
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1/2 green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup+ chopped mushrooms
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • Worcestershire sauce to taste
Preheat oven to 350* F. Cut a lid on the pumpkin and clean it out (like you do to carve a jack-o-lantern). Mix the remaining ingredients together and spoon them into the pumpkin. Replace the pumpkin's lid and put it on a cookie sheet. Bake for 1-1.5 hours. Remove from oven and serve immediately, using the pumpkin insides as the vegetable for your meal.

I also baked a pumpkin pastry. I followed this recipe:
http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/pumpkin-pecan-braid/ab7406fe-a543-4024-8e20-ed857833924c#?term=halloween&fv=AND(HasGridViewImage%3ATrue)&pi=3&ps=9 except that I left out the pecans and used an alternate frosting/glaze that was similar to this recipe:

So, I guess we celebrated Halloween with delicious baking, and all I can say is "mmm-mmm."