Dinner In A Pumpkin
With the fall here, I would like to share a recipe I found in a cookbook I found at a antique store. I am going to make it for the first time.
I hope you all try it too!
You will need:
1 med. pumpkin (10-12) pounds.
2 pounds of lean ground beef.
1/2 tsp. salt.
1/3 cup of chopped celery.
1/3 cup of onion.
1/4 cup of soy sauce.
1 (4-oz.) can of sliced mushrooms, drained.
1 can of cream of chicken soup.
2 Cups of hot cooked rice.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut a 3 inch opening in the stem end of the pumpkin (like you would for making a jack-o-lantern), reserving the top piece. Remove and discard seeds and pulp. Brown ground beef in a pan. Add celery and onion and cook until tender. Stir in remaining ingredients and spoon into pumpkin. Lightly grease a 10 inch circle in the center of the baking sheet. Place filled pumpkin on greased pan. Bake 1 hour or until pumpkin is tender. To serve, spoon some of the cooked pumpkin and meat filling onto plates. Serves 6 to 8.
( As far as the top piece, it did not mention whether to put it on while baking. I may leave it off and use it for a cover after I take it out).
The pic is a homemade turkey with feathers : )