Thursday, October 10, 2013

Fall In The Spring

We are technically moving into Spring here. Not wanting to miss the Fall festivities, when driving by souks I have been scoping them out and I spied pumpkins for sale.  I love baking with pumpkin and am quite used to opening a can and dumping it in the bowl.

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I feel like this is the great start to a joke, "There were three ferenji walking down the street and… " 

This is way cheaper (and harder) but then I can feel all homemakerish. One cooked pumpkin had about 18 cups of pureed pumpkin. We've had pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin soup, pumpkin cake, pumpkin cookies and pumpkin pancakes. We've had some wins and some losses with all the new recipes.

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As many of you have graciously shared vegetarian recipes with me, here's one we loved. I served it over rice as I didn't think The Littles would eat a whole bowl.

Curried Pumpkin Soup

2 Tbsp olive oil

1/2 cup chopped green pepper

4 cloves garlic

1 chopped onion

3 Tbsp flour

1 tsp salt

2 cups chicken stock

2 cups pumpkin puree

2 cups milk

1 1/2 cup pico de gallo (with tomatoes, onions, chili peppers)

Curry powder (to taste)

Cumin (to taste)

Cayenne pepper (to taste)

Sautee garlic, onion, and green pepper. After 4 minutes, add curry powder, cumin and cayenne, for three more minutes. Blend in flour and salt. Add  broth and heat until it thickens, add remaining ingredients and heat through. 



Matt and Kristi said...

AND pumpkin pie. :)

Kim Plattner said...

Can we come over for supper??? :) Can't believe we'll be there soon!!

Justin & Sarah said...

I am so glad God blessed you with a pumpkin!! :) God is good all the time. All the time God is good!!

MJM said...

Yum Amy! I've made pumpkin soup before but this recipe sounds awesome! Like you, I've always used pumpkin in a can, but this year, we planted pie pumpkins. We were babysitting Tait and Indigo and Tait helped me plant them. We got 6 cute little pumpkins about 4-5 pounds each, and we are going to let Tait pick which one he wants. It will be interesting to see how many cups we get from each one. I like your comment about feeling all homemakerish too. I know you are busy learning lots of new things right now, but it seems like the pace of life is slower there. I think that is beautiful. It is nice to spend time cooking in the kitchen making yummy good-for-you food for my family.

Anonymous said...

wow... u are quite homemakerish! So very impressed with our skills and willingness to use whatever you have to make food your family likes. Sadly, Ive never cooked a pumpking, nor do I now how that is done. Bravo Amy for accomplishing so many varietys! Tempted to try the soup... Ill letcha know. And when, and if I do, Ill try to be homeakerish as well and try cooking a pumpkin.:)
Loving your blog and loving your family continually... never are you far from our thoughts!!

the carrico's

Christen Leigh said...

Yum!! I love pumpkin and this time of year.....glad you can celebrate it from afar!

Erica K said...

That brings back such good memories! I loved getting a pumpkin and going through that process of making it into puree and baking with it! So fun!