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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tasty Tuesday!

Here's a new feature I'll be doing right here on Don't Lick The Walls ; "Tasty Tuesday". Every Tuesday I will post a new recipe, something that's easy enough for a busy mom to make, something that doesn't take a gazillion different ingredients and 3 hours of your time.

For this week's installment, and in honor of Halloween:


These quantities should serve 6, but could easily be consumed by 4 coming back for seconds!

  • 3 - 4 lbs of pumpkin, peeled and roughly chopped

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 2 pints of chicken or vegetable broth

  • 1 cup of cream

  • 1 tbsp butter or olive oil

  • salt and pepper to taste

Heat the butter or olive oil in a large pot and fry the onion until soft.
Add the broth and pumpkin to the pan and bring to the boil.
Reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
Check that the pumpkin is well cooked and blend until smooth (a hand-held, stick blender is easiest as the liquidizing can be done in the pot).
Season with salt and pepper according to taste.
Stir in the cream and serve. Alternatively the cream can be added to individual plates when served

This can be enjoyed by the family served with warm crusty bread, or more elegantly at a dinner party with a garnish of chopped parsley. In France it is often brought to the table and served in a hollowed-out pumpkin - just the thing for Halloween!