Monday, October 19, 2009

Dinner in a Pumpkin

(This is the finished product.)

(Here's the pumpkins on the baking sheet ready to be cooked for the second time.)

We make this meal every October before Halloween. We love, love, love having it because it is both festive and tasty-licious! Since I've been feeling a little sickly, Mikey made it for us this year! What a great husband!

Dinner in a Pumpkin

4 small pumpkins (pie pumpkins)

1 pound ground beef
1 medium onion chopped
1 teaspoon garlic
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 soup can water
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 cup sour cream
1 can mushrooms
1 can corn
1 can green beans
2 cups cooked rice
(Any other vegetables or spices you want to add are welcome. Leave any out that you don't like.)

1. Scoop out insides of all 4 pumpkins. Heat oven to 350. Put the pumpkins on a baking sheet covered in foil with the top off. Cook the tops on the same baking sheet to the side of the pumpkin. Cook pumpkins for 30-45 minutes. 30 minutes if you don't want the sides to be so soft they come off easily. Longer if you want the sides to be softer. We like the sides softer because a little pumpkin mixed with the mixins inside tastes delicious.

2. Brown ground beef with onion until the onion is tender and beef is browned. Stir in garlic, salt, pepper, cream of chicken soup, and water. Stir. Then add sour cream, mushrooms, corn, green beans, rice, and anything else you want to add.

3. Spoon this mixture into the 4 pumpkins. Cook the pumpkins again with the mixture inside with the tops off for 30 minutes at 350.

4. Serve. You can then put the top on to serve or leave it off.

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