Sunday, November 21, 2010
I heard about this stuffed pumpkin recipe on NPR as Dorie Greenspan was being interviewed about her cookbook Around My French Table. I just finished two big servings. It is delicious!
You start with a 3 lb. pumpkin, hollow it out, and stuff it with bread, cheese, onion, bacon, thyme and nutmeg.. Then you pour heavy cream over the filling, replace the top of the pumpkin, and bake it for a couple of hours. I am looking forward to guests, for it is pretty when it comes out of the oven, and tastes great.
The cookbook is now part of my collection. It is full of interesting stories, color photographs, and adapts French recipes to the way we cook in the United States. I'm planning my entire Christmas Eve menu from this book. (Did I say Christmas? Yes, believe it. It is only 5 weeks away.)
But this week we celebrate Thanksgiving. I wish you a happy one, and hope you can be with those you love. Thank God for them, and tell them so. And you know what else to thank Him for. Go ahead. He's listening.