Friday, September 30, 2011

Meal in a Pumpkin

A fun and easy Fall meal, is to make dinner in a pumpkin.  

You can stuff it with just about anything.  This is my favorite way to do it.

Deborah's Pumpkin Stuffing Recipe

2 Cups of Rice (I like to make a mixture of brown, white and wild rice)
4 Cups of Water
1 lb. Hamburger
1 Onion diced
1 small Baking Pumpkin
1 can Cream of Mushroom soup
1 can Mushrooms
1/4 Cup Slivered Almonds (Optional)
1 Cup of Water

Take pumpkin, cut off top, scoop out insides, and set pumpkin aside.  Cook rice and water together until done.  Brown hamburger and then add onion and cook until tender.  Add hamburger mixture to rice along with Cream of Mushroom soup, mushrooms and slivered almonds.  Mix together.  Place rice mixture in pumpkin and put the top of the pumpkin back in place.  Place pumpkin in baking dish and add 1 cup of water to the bottom of the pan.  Bake in 350 degree oven until pumpkin is soft.  Make sure to scoop out some of the yummy pumpkin when the rice mixture is being served.