Current Size: 100%
Whenever I can make it, I attend a traditional pizza lunch on Wednesdays with a group of blokes I first met about 20 years ago at a baseball match. A number of them maintain substantial 'all seasons' vegie gardens, the produce being shared among the group at appropriate times of the year. The last couple of years (post drought) have produced abundance for all of us ... you may recall I blogged about our own bumper apple crop last year.
In any event, the 'vegie du jour' this arvo was monster pumpkins for all. My allocation is a healthy looking green blob measuring 15cms high and 26cms across ... which tipped the home scales this evening at 4 Kilos plus change! And, it was one of the smallest of the units on offer. My wife and I are moderate eaters these days, so, I can hardly recall when we last sat down to a roast ... which is the only way we've ever consumed pumpkin in the past. However, before we give it away to neighbours, I told 'her indoors' I would google for some reasonably basic pumpkin recipes (like soup etc.) that she might be able to handle without too much stress. There are probably hundreds ... but, virtually all on the first page returned by google were contributions from either TV or magazine chefs! Most of the stuff I looked at required lots of exotic vegies and spice components, which I'm sure Mrs. Rim will shrink from attempting.
Sooo ... I'm wondering if any GOTcha ladies might have a simple old-fashioned recipe (or two) we could have a go at while the green monster loiters in the shadows awaiting it's fate?