What calls back the past like the rich pumpkin pie?
~John Greenleaf Whittier~ "The Pumpkin"
Here's a rhyming recipe poem for pumpkin pie and my daughter Michele's recipe for Dinner in a Pumpkin. Enjoy!
|2 stalks celery, chopped|
1 med. onion, finely chopped
4 oz. can sliced mushrooms, drained
1 Tbsp. butter
1 lb. ground beef
|½ c. Worcestershire|
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 can cream of chicken soup
2 c. cooked rice
1 med. Pumpkin (10-13 lbs.)
|Cut top off pumpkin. Clean inside well. Draw a big face with permanent marker on front of pumpkin. Lightly lubricate outside of pumpkin with vegetable oil. In skillet, sauté celery, onions and mushrooms in butter. Set aside. Brown ground beef and drain. In bowl, combine vegetables, hamburger, soy sauce, brown sugar, soup and cooked rice. Mix well. Spoon hamburger rice mixture into pumpkin. Replace pumpkin top. Bake at 350° for 1½ hours or until pumpkin is tender. Serve hot making sure to scrap inside of pumpkin into dishes along with hamburger mixture. I like to add variations to this recipe. I have made it adding a can of diced tomatoes, drained. And I've also added corn since my kids like it. So feel free to experiment with this one.|
FYI: Today is also the birth date of Joy of Cooking author Irma von Starkloff Rombauer.
Another recipe for Nursery Rhyme Pumpkin Pie this one from Libby's and Rochelle's Vintage Recipes:)1. The Rhyming Recipe (what they are and another sample)