Dinner In A Pumpkin

  
By:  Kathleen  •  8 months ago  •  28 comments


Dinner In A Pumpkin
 

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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  : )


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pat wilson
1  pat wilson    8 months ago

Sounds interesting. Let us know what you think.

 
 
 
Kathleen
1.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  pat wilson @1    8 months ago

Okay, I certainly will..

 
 
 
JaneDoe
2  JaneDoe    8 months ago

That does sound interesting. I don’t really eat much read meat, wonder if chicken would work?

You will have to let us know how it turns out! Enjoy!!  🎃 

 
 
 
Kathleen
2.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  JaneDoe @2    8 months ago

I am sure it would, chicken and rice go together.

It will be interesting to see how this turns out.....

 
 
 
TTGA
3  TTGA    8 months ago

Sounds as if it could be yummy; a little strange but yummy.

I'll repeat this part of the message on the Comment Wall.  I've just added a new category to the Index called "Holiday Meals".  Anyone who has good ones made for holidays (not just Thanksgiving or Christmas but all holidays), this might be a good time to put them up.

 
 
 
Kathleen
3.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  TTGA @3    8 months ago

Yes, I thought it was different. This could be an experiment.  It may be a good way to use the pumpkin instead of wasting them.  It seems like we use them for decor and then throw them away.  Unless we make homemade pumpkin pie or roast the seeds.  So, what the heck, something different.

 
 
 
JaneDoe
3.1.1  JaneDoe  replied to  Kathleen @3.1    8 months ago

I always roast the seeds. I love them!

 
 
 
Sunshine
3.1.2  Sunshine  replied to  Kathleen @3.1    8 months ago
 It seems like we use them for decor and then throw them away.

I buy fake pumpkins now and then reuse them for next year.  I got tired of paying for real ones and then throwing them away.

 
 
 
Kathleen
3.1.3  author  Kathleen  replied to  Sunshine @3.1.2    8 months ago

I know.... I can’t tell ya how many I got rid of.  If you carve them they rot sooner. My neighbor would leave them out till the smile turned into a scary grin.

 
 
 
Kathleen
3.1.4  author  Kathleen  replied to  JaneDoe @3.1.1    8 months ago

I am going to try that. Me too! 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
4  Raven Wing    8 months ago

Sounds like it would be an interesting experiment. One of my favorite Fall dinners is pumpkin soup, along with Fry Bread, of course. jrSmiley_101_smiley_image.gif

 

 
 
 
Kathleen
4.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  Raven Wing @4    8 months ago

Yummmm, glad you use the pumpkin : )

 
 
 
Raven Wing
4.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kathleen @4.1    8 months ago

Some people use acorn squash in place of pumpkin, but for me, it does not taste as good as using pumpkin, and tastes like an entirely different kind of soup. I've tried them both, and while both are good, they are just very different soups from each other.   

 
 
 
Kathleen
4.1.2  author  Kathleen  replied to  Raven Wing @4.1.1    8 months ago

What does it taste close to? Do you serve it hot?

I got this recipe out of a church cookbook in a antique store.  Some of those church cookbooks have good recipes. 

 
 
 
TTGA
4.1.3  TTGA  replied to  Kathleen @4.1.2    8 months ago
I got this recipe out of a church cookbook in a antique store.

Check this one for a few auctions Kathleen.  My daughter works there.  I check it out every other week and, as befits a history teacher, I always check out the book lots.  Many cookbooks in that section, some of them quite old.  They just finished an auction last Tuesday and the next will start next Friday.  Lots of other interesting stuff too.  Even if you never bid on anything, it's fun to check out.  Once you bring up the home page, just hit the Browse button and choose categories.

https://www.m37auction.com/home.taf?ssl=0

 
 
 
Kathleen
4.1.4  author  Kathleen  replied to  TTGA @4.1.3    8 months ago

Thank you TT, : )

I will check it out.

I collect cookbooks. I love looking at all the recipes.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
4.1.5  Raven Wing  replied to  Kathleen @4.1.2    8 months ago
What does it taste close to? Do you serve it hot

It tastes like pumpkin pie, but, with a bit more spice. And yes I serve it hot. 

I have a recipe I was given by my Great-Grandmother for Pumpkin soup and I will post the recipe for it in a separate article. 

 
 
 
Kathleen
4.1.6  author  Kathleen  replied to  Raven Wing @4.1.5    8 months ago

That would be great!  I heard of pumpkin soup. It is a type of vegetable soup and a nice appetizer for Thanksgiving.

 
 
 
Kathleen
4.1.7  author  Kathleen  replied to  Raven Wing @4.1.5    7 months ago

I am out. This site is too nasty and unfair to people that try to be considerate to others.

 
 
 
Kathleen
4.1.10  author  Kathleen  replied to  Kathleen @4.1.7    7 months ago

Feeling better this morning. : )

Going to try this recipe later this week, I will let you all know how it turns out.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
4.1.11  sandy-2021492  replied to  Kathleen @4.1.6    7 months ago
I heard of pumpkin soup. It is a type of vegetable soup and a nice appetizer for Thanksgiving.

I  make pumpkin soup, but for me, that and some homemade bread are a meal.  I make a savory soup that's served hot, but I've also had a cold pumpkin soup that's a bit sweeter, almost like pumpkin pie filling.  I can't get used to the idea of a sweet soup, so I prefer the savory one.

 
 
 
Kathleen
4.1.12  author  Kathleen  replied to  sandy-2021492 @4.1.11    7 months ago

I know what you mean. I never had cold soup, to me that would be more like a dessert.  

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
4.1.13  sandy-2021492  replied to  Kathleen @4.1.12    7 months ago

Especially if it's sweet.

I did have a strawberry soup served cold once, and liked it, but it was meant to be a dessert.

The cold pumpkin soup was served as a lunch entree, with either a salad or sandwich.  Not my cup of tea.

 
 
 
Snuffy
5  Snuffy    8 months ago

I've done this, it's delish.  But I used smaller pumpkins so that we could quarter them after cooking and place the quarter on the plate.

 
 
 
Kathleen
5.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  Snuffy @5    8 months ago

That is a great idea with small pumpkins, now I have to make this..

 
 
 
pat wilson
6  pat wilson    8 months ago

I like this idea but I think I'd do the meat separately. Maybe use some figs and nuts in the rice mix and have a nice protein on the side.

 
 
 
Kathleen
6.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  pat wilson @6    8 months ago

That sounds good too, I thought about using wild rice.

 
 
 
Kathleen
7  author  Kathleen    8 months ago

Note:

I saw another recipe that put the top of the pumpkin on and bake it. So it looks like you can bake it with the top on it if you wish.

 
 
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