Monday, November 5, 2012

Using the Halloween Pumpkins

As mentioned in a blog post a few years ago, one of our family traditions is to carve Jack-o-Lanterns for family night the Monday before Halloween.
That was on the plan to do this year, and I even bought a couple of pumpkins.  Isn't it sad that last Monday I didn't feel like dealing with the mess and so talked Wayne out of the activity?  But all is not lost.  A few days later (I learned my lesson!) I cut up the pumpkins, baked and pure├ęd the pulp, and even roasted the seeds.  
Now we have some pumpkin to use.  Here are some of the recipes that are on the list - some "tried and true" and others brand new.

Pumpkin Cornbread - We tried this last week.  It was fine as far as cornbread goes, but we don't particularly care for cornbread in general, so I won't be making it again.

Curried Pumpkin Soup - Served with the cornbread.  Definitely going to have again, and maybe I'll take a picture next time.

Bowties with Creamy Pumpkin and Parmesan - On the menu for later this week.

Pumpkin Whip - We've had this before - simple and delicious!
Pumpkin Tidbit Cake - A variation of our favorite "Wacky Cake"
I still have plenty of pumpkin in the freezer. We're definitely going to make Frosty Pumpkin Pie in the next month or two, and maybe even Traditional Pumpkin Pie, along with some Pumpkin Nut Bread, but do you have any favorite recipes using pumpkin to share?

3 comments:

Meg said...

Weston just made this a few weeks ago and we loved it: http://www.food.com/recipe/thai-pork-and-pumpkin-curry-462725

We have a few pumpkins to use too- thanks for posting all those recipes!

MichelleW said...

Cookies to deliver to other people...

Delirious said...

pumpkin chocolate chip cookies! :)