Monday, October 15, 2007

Hey good lookin', what'cha got cookin'?

We had a great time making "Dinner in a Pumpkin"... and it was yummy! I would recommend it to everyone!! It was lots of fun to make with the kids, Hallie thought it was great! I am not a fan of pumpkin, but the stuff you put in it sure was yummy.

Here is the recipe:
1- small to medium pumpkin (I used a med)
1- onion chopped
1- pound hamburger
1- pound sausage (next time we are just using 2 pounds hamburger)
1 1/2 cups cooked rice
1- 8ox can slided water chestnuts (I left out)
2T brown sugar
1- 4oz can sliced mushrooms
1- can crm of chicken soup
2T- soy sauce
1t- salt
1/2 t minced garlic

Cut off the top of the pumpkin and thoroughly clean out seeds and pulp. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Saute onion and meat until brown. Add soy sauce, brown sugar, mushrooms and soup. Simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add cooked rice and water chestnuts. Spoon mixture into the cleaned pumpkin shell. Replace top and place entire pumpkin with filling on a baking sheet. Bake 1-2 hours (I did about an hour and a half) depending on the size of your pumpkin. Place entire pumpkin on a serving plate, remove pumpkin lid and serve. We also eat the inside of the pumpkin. Enjoy!!!

Let me know if any of you try this! We will definitely have it again!

5 friends had to say...:

Jessica said...

Too funny! Because I just did a similar thing last Friday & posted it on my blog too! Isn't it great how fall brings out the cook in us?

The Ladwigs said...

I think I might try it next week! Looks Yummy.

Amy said...

That's awesome Candi! My friend and I made beef stew in a pumpkin last fall and it was yummy! I will have to try this recipe now too.

Carmel said...

I can see it now...Candi and the girls cooking show!!! Looks pretty yummmmmy.

Sara said...

Looks really good. I bet that Hallie thought it was really neat!
What do you mean you also ate the insides of the pumpkin?