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Proverbs 25:11

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Dinner in a Pumpkin

Our daughter recently had us over for dinner.
This is what she served
I love how it looks,

1 med. size pumpkin, topped and cleaned out
1 onion chopped and sautéed w/ground beef1 lb. ground beef, browned and drained
3 Cups Cooked rice (white or brown)
1 can mushrooms or 1 c. fresh mushrooms (optional)
2 can cream of mushroom soup
Salt and pepper to taste (I also add pumpkin pie spice)

Combine ingredients and put in pumpkin.
Put top on pumpkin.
Place pumpkin on cookie sheet in oven preheated to 375 degrees.
Bake for 1 ½ to 2 hours. (you can tell it is done with pumpkin scrapes easily out of the pumpkin)
Serve dinner in pumpkin.
Scrape pumpkin out and serve on top of rice mixture with brown sugar.
Do not open pumpkin while baking or
it will expand and top will not fit on pumpkin again


Christian Homekeeper said...

WOW! I don't think I have EVER seen that done before, very creative!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...


MochaMIssy said...

Those pictures turned out great... I love how dark the pumpkin gets when it is cooked! You guys are welcome for dinner any day of the week (Takeout Teriyaki tonite! )

Daughter of the King said...

This really does taste so good...and it is a treat when our daughter asks us over for dinner
She is a good cook,better than her mom LOL
This is yummmmmy....makes me hungry to think about it.
Thank you for the MANY times that you invite us over for dinner and lunch etc...you are such a good cook and dad and I love the invites that is for sure...
I was surprised how good the pictures turned out with my little camera...it is such a neat looking meal,,,,the salad was great too

Anonymous said...

Hi Deby,
How neat. Looks yummy.

Nancy said...

How attractive! and I bet it was delish!!!

Saija said...

oh that looks sooo good!!! i've never seen anything like that before!

Pam--in Jerusalem said...

What a great idea! We don't get pumpkins out here, but I'll have to keep this in my memory bank for "someday" when we're back in the States.

Mrs.B said...

Wow! How creative!

Daughter of the King said...

Yes, I do think it looks neat...so FALL
This is one of those meals that tastes even BETTER than it looks...
WE love it.
I am not sure where she got the recipe but she has made it several times....
What I have been doing from the recipes I might use..is copying and pasting them into WORD so I won't forget...which can be a problem sometimes :-)
Mrs. B
That is what I like, besides the taste..the unique look of it...
and the pan underneath you THROW away..not pots to wash other than what you cooked the rice in....

Jodi said...

What a fun and creative dinner! Looks yummy. :o)

Tom Blogical said...

That's by far the most interesting dish I've ever seen. And the first thought that came to my mind when I saw it was from a Peanuts cartoon. Lucy was carving a pumpkin and began to empty the insides, and Linus said, "You killed it!!"

jennifer said...

Oh I love this! I wish I still had medium pumpkins. I am going to copy and paste this...YUMMY

I am a pumpkin Junkie!!!!!

Donna said...

How clever. It must have been a very festive dinner.

PS: Love your new blog design!

Anonymous said...

What a cool idea!!! Thanks for sharing!

Sharon said...

This looks so good and so pretty!!

Daughter of the King said...

IT isn't a original idea from my daughter..but she is always trying something new...love that about her and yes it is yummmmy.
I think your comment was the funniest comment I have received all year...had me laughing..and my daughter too..a real vivid imagination....LOL
Jennifer....How about cutting acorn squash in 1/2 and putting the filling it it ...cover with foil..just an idea..think maybe the filling could be used on other things too?????
Donna....oh it smelled so good in her home when it was cooking...like a autumn smell....
Thanks for the blog compliment...I love it too...
yes...I think so....I would think you could do little pumpkins too..would that be cute or what?
Oh it was....puts me in the mood for more....love the foods that come out in the fall


Melissa said...

What can I say that no one else has already said? Cool idea! :)

Lady of the house said...

Creative....and what a conversation starter!

Lallee said...

What a fun and pretty way to cook something that looks very, very yummy!!

Pam said...

Awesome and looks so yummy right now! What a great idea for a buffet/party!

Sarah Joy said...

Yum! I had a pumpkin baked meal last month for the first time in my life and it was fabulous! They just filled it full of chili, and just like your recipe. I was amazed at how good the pumpkin made it taste!

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Oh yum!!!! Next year remind me to try this....