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2012-10-25 02:35:22 PM  
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2012-10-25 02:38:30 PM  
I highly recommend Alton Brown's episode on turning pumpkins into puree. I managed to take all my (non-carved, unspoiled) pumpkins I used as decor for Halloween and spent an afternoon seeding, roasting and pureeing. I stored them in ziplock in the freezer and it lasted me through the new year. I made cookies and cheesecakes and lots of other things for folks. Not to mention all the fresh roasted pumpkin seeds we were able to enjoy. The flavors were interesting too because I had all kinds of different pumpkins. You wo't regret it, I promise you.

Link
 
2012-10-25 02:39:20 PM  
Is pumpkin the new bacon?

No. And you are a bad person for even sugesting such a thing.
 
2012-10-25 02:39:55 PM  
A few to get us started, before I have to run off into meetings for the rest of the day.

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese:
farm6.static.flickr.com

Butternut Squash Curry:
farm8.staticflickr.com

Healthy Shepherd's Pie:
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2012-10-25 02:40:46 PM  
Oh, and a pumpkin recipe too: Pumpkin stuffed with everything good
 
2012-10-25 02:43:18 PM  
My mom makes an unreal squash souffle but I don't have the recipe. It tastes nothing like it sounds. It's like ... heaven.
 
2012-10-25 02:43:44 PM  
Recipes:

Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake
*I changed out the regular chocolate in the swirl for hazelnut chocolate, which took the dish to A-MAH-ZING.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
*I actually could use help with this recipe. It turns out cake-ier than I would like. I need to crisp them up somehow, and or make them gooeyer
 
2012-10-25 02:44:18 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Is pumpkin the new bacon?

No. And you are a bad person for even sugesting such a thing.

 
2012-10-25 02:44:24 PM  
Canned pumpkin, vanilla ice cream, milk or milk substitute, cinnamon, nutmeg, blender.

Pumpkin shake, motherf*cker.
 
2012-10-25 02:45:06 PM  

Eutamias21: My mom makes an unreal squash souffle but I don't have the recipe. It tastes nothing like it sounds. It's like ... heaven.


Oooh, please ask her for it and share!!
 
2012-10-25 02:45:09 PM  

ahab: Oh, and a pumpkin recipe too: Pumpkin stuffed with everything good


Pics or it didn't happen
 
2012-10-25 02:45:48 PM  
Hey Eutamias21, how about sharing your chili recipe??
 
2012-10-25 02:46:22 PM  

megalynn44: ahab: Oh, and a pumpkin recipe too: Pumpkin stuffed with everything good

Pics or it didn't happen


I had company over and wasn't sure it was going to be good until we tried it, so I have no pics on that one. Next time I make it, I'll get pics!
 
2012-10-25 02:46:33 PM  
I use this recipe from NPR.

Bonus: Pumpkin AND Bacon
 
2012-10-25 02:47:07 PM  
So, I had Pumpkin mousse served with whipped cream and a gingerbread cookie at an association dinner the other day.

On the drive back, it caused me to nearly throw up.

So, no, pumpkin is not the new bacon.
 
2012-10-25 02:47:25 PM  

ahab: megalynn44: ahab: Oh, and a pumpkin recipe too: Pumpkin stuffed with everything good

Pics or it didn't happen

I had company over and wasn't sure it was going to be good until we tried it, so I have no pics on that one. Next time I make it, I'll get pics!


Do you cut it open like a pie and eat the pumpkin too? Or do you use the pumpkin more as individual bowls?

/i admit I only skimmed the recipe
 
2012-10-25 02:47:28 PM  
Apparently ahab and I have the same recipe.
 
2012-10-25 02:48:11 PM  
This squash casserole is the bomb.

photos.iggyhead.com

Squash casserole recipe;

3 lbs of sliced cooked squash
2 cups of mayo
1 1/2 cups of grated cheddar cheese
1/2 cup of chopped green onions
1 stick of butter
salt and pepper to taste
1 package of crushed Ritx crackers

Melt the stick of butter and saute the onions till tender. Mix together with the rest of the ingredients except the Ritz crackrers. Pour into a well oiled casserole dish and top the mixture with the crushed crackers. Cook for 30 minutes at 350.
 
2012-10-25 02:48:28 PM  

megalynn44: Do you cut it open like a pie and eat the pumpkin too? Or do you use the pumpkin more as individual bowls?

/i admit I only skimmed the recipe


We used the pumpkin as a communal bowl and scooped it out as we went.
 
2012-10-25 02:48:29 PM  

megalynn44: ahab: megalynn44: ahab: Oh, and a pumpkin recipe too: Pumpkin stuffed with everything good

Pics or it didn't happen

I had company over and wasn't sure it was going to be good until we tried it, so I have no pics on that one. Next time I make it, I'll get pics!

Do you cut it open like a pie and eat the pumpkin too? Or do you use the pumpkin more as individual bowls?

/i admit I only skimmed the recipe


You sort of scoop it out. The flesh of the pumpkin softens so it's like candied sweet potatoes.
 
2012-10-25 02:49:50 PM  
I don't like pumpkin or bacon.

I FEEL LEFT OUT.
 
2012-10-25 02:50:10 PM  
I'm going to try this in hopes that it's similar to the one I had at a Thai place
 
2012-10-25 02:50:10 PM  

iamrex: Hey Eutamias21, how about sharing your chili recipe??


BEEF, BEAN, AND ROOT VEGETABLE CHILI
Makes 6-8 servings

1 lb. ground beef
1-2 onions, minced
1-2 hot peppers (jalapeno or habanero), minced, seeds kept
1 sweet potato, peeled and diced small (optional)
1 medium butternut squash, diced small
1 15 oz. can black beans, drained
1 15 oz. can pinto beans, drained
1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
1 box beef stock
1 tbs chili powder
1 tbs dried oregano
1 tbs dried basil
1/2 tbs cumin
1/2 tbs salt
1/2 tsp chili flakes (optional)
1 tbs olive oil

Heat a large, heavy-bottomed pot over a medium flame and coat the bottom with olive oil. Add the onions, peppers, and all spices (chili powder through chili flakes) and stir. Sweat for 1-2 minutes.

Add beef and break up with a wooden spoon. Coat with onion and spices. Stir occasionally until brown.

Add sweet potato and squash, stir. Add crushed tomatoes and beef stock. Stir, raise heat, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, lower heat to medium and simmer for at least 1/2 hour.

Add beans (pinto and black) 15 minutes before serving. Taste for seasoning at the end and adjust.
 
2012-10-25 02:50:30 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: You sort of scoop it out. The flesh of the pumpkin softens so it's like candied sweet potatoes.


Ohh, so much yum.
 
2012-10-25 02:51:15 PM  

Tziva: I don't like pumpkin or bacon.


0_o
 
2012-10-25 02:53:13 PM  
You people just like to say "pumpkin".

ALL of you.
 
2012-10-25 02:53:25 PM  

atlfarkette: This squash casserole is the bomb.

[photos.iggyhead.com image 426x570]

Squash casserole recipe;

3 lbs of sliced cooked squash
2 cups of mayo
1 1/2 cups of grated cheddar cheese
1/2 cup of chopped green onions
1 stick of butter
salt and pepper to taste
1 package of crushed Ritx crackers

Melt the stick of butter and saute the onions till tender. Mix together with the rest of the ingredients except the Ritz crackrers. Pour into a well oiled casserole dish and top the mixture with the crushed crackers. Cook for 30 minutes at 350.


That is the worst recipe on earth. It cannot be real.
 
2012-10-25 02:53:35 PM  

ahab: Oh, and a pumpkin recipe too: Pumpkin stuffed with everything good


I did a sweeter version too with brie and raisins. That was nice.
 
2012-10-25 02:53:36 PM  

EggFool: You people just like to say "pumpkin".

ALL of you.


blumpkin?
 
2012-10-25 02:54:00 PM  

megalynn44: Tziva: I don't like pumpkin or bacon.

0_o


I don't hate pumpkin but it's not for me. I love squashes (man some of the squash recipes up in this piece look goooood) but pumpkin is my least favourite, and it's usually prepared too sweet.

Bacon I just loathe.
 
2012-10-25 02:56:44 PM  

atlfarkette: This squash casserole is the bomb.

[photos.iggyhead.com image 426x570]

Squash casserole recipe;

3 lbs of sliced cooked squash
2 cups of mayo
1 1/2 cups of grated cheddar cheese
1/2 cup of chopped green onions
1 stick of butter
salt and pepper to taste
1 package of crushed Ritx crackers

Melt the stick of butter and saute the onions till tender. Mix together with the rest of the ingredients except the Ritz crackrers. Pour into a well oiled casserole dish and top the mixture with the crushed crackers. Cook for 30 minutes at 350.


that looks wretched - it's like food they'd feed asylum inmates
 
2012-10-25 02:57:10 PM  

Tziva: megalynn44: Tziva: I don't like pumpkin or bacon.

0_o

I don't hate pumpkin but it's not for me. I love squashes (man some of the squash recipes up in this piece look goooood) but pumpkin is my least favourite, and it's usually prepared too sweet.

Bacon I just loathe.


o_0
 
2012-10-25 02:57:57 PM  
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2012-10-25 02:58:07 PM  

megalynn44:
*I actually could use help with this recipe. It turns out cake-ier than I would like. I need to crisp them up somehow, and or make them gooeyer


Try replacing the butter with butter flavored Crisco. The Crisco makes the cookies crisp. I don't know why I know that, but I do.
 
2012-10-25 03:03:26 PM  
Zucchini Hot Dish is a great way to use large hard zucchini that have over grown in your garden. This is by far my favorite thing to come home to when Im at home hunting with my dad. Yeah its midwest comfort food, and yeah its not really good for you. BUT DaMN IS IT FILLING AND DELICIOUS!

2 med. size zucchini, sliced thin. Or Large zucchini peeled and seeded. Flesh cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 lg. onion
1 1/2 lb. hamburger
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 (6 oz.) pkg. stuffing mix
1 c. grated carrot
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 c. sour cream
Grease 2 quart casserole. Cook zucchini (don't over cook) and drain. Brown hamburger and onion. Prepare stuffing mix according to directions on package. Spread 1/2 meat and onion in bottom of casserole. Top with 1/2 stuffing mix.
Combine soup, sour cream, grated carrot and zucchini. Pour over stuffing layer and add remaining meat and onion. Top with stuffing mix. Bake 45-60 minutes in 350 degree oven.
 
2012-10-25 03:07:56 PM  

rappy: EggFool: You people just like to say "pumpkin".

ALL of you.

blumpkin?


No, dummy.
 
2012-10-25 03:10:13 PM  
I grow winter squash. Butternut is my favorite, but kabocha and blue hubbard (all three kind of similar) are also awesome. I cut it in half. I put it in the oven with a little bit of butter, maybe some walnut and honey. I eat it. And it is awesome, and all I really need.

That said, my boyfriend made a f--king kickASS pumpkin ravioli from scratch (with a walnut butter sauce) and out of baby pumpkins no less. Which I would share but he ain't here and I have no idea what he did... but holy crap.

... I guess I have done kabocha tempura.
 
2012-10-25 03:16:22 PM  
Gross. This thread is gross and everyone in it is gross.
 
2012-10-25 03:16:49 PM  
I made these pumpkin bars a couple of weeks ago. The original recipe used a yellow cake mix for the crust and topping, but I couldn't resist tweaking the recipe and making it from scratch:


Preheat oven to 350. Combine:

1.5c whole wheat pastry flour
1.25c almond flour/meal
.75c cane sugar
1tsp baking powder
.5tsp salt

Blend together, then separate .75c and set aside for the topping and add:

.5c melted butter
2Tbsp melted coconut oil
1 beaten egg, room temp
2Tbsp milk

Stir until fully mixed and press into greased and floured 9x9 pan. Set aside.
The pumpkin filling stayed pretty much the same. Mix together:

2c canned pumpkin
2 eggs, beaten
2/3 c. milk
1/3 c. sugar
1tsp cinnamon
.5tsp ginger
.25tsp nutmeg

Pour over crust. Mix together until crumbly:

.75c remaining base mix
2Tbsp cane sugar
.25c melted coconut oil
2tsp cinnamon
.25c whole wheat pastry flour
.5c roasted flax seeds

sprinkle liberally over pumpkin mix and bake for 45-55 minutes.
 
2012-10-25 03:16:55 PM  
The only cool thing I've ever done with gourds was the time I made individual meatloaf cups in hollowed-out butternut squash. They were surprisingly good, though portion size was tough.. they were about two servings each. were I to try it again, I'd probably try filling the top third with mashed potatoes towards the end, and try for a full meal per squash, almost like a cottage pie.
 
2012-10-25 03:21:04 PM  
No recipes, but a wee tale of Limey stupidity.

Some years ago, out of curiosity for it is not part of our regular cuisine, I made a pumpkin pie. It was sweet and spicy and generally yummy, but remained unfinished as we had to go away.

I offered it to my neighbour when I gave her the keys so she could feed our cat.

I found out later that she'd given it to her husband for supper with a baked spud and salad, thinking it was some sort of quiche-type dish.
 
2012-10-25 03:24:59 PM  
Is this the food thread, or an announcement for the future food thread? Either way, this is totally not a bookmark post.
 
2012-10-25 03:29:20 PM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: I grow winter squash. Butternut is my favorite, but kabocha and blue hubbard (all three kind of similar) are also awesome. I cut it in half. I put it in the oven with a little bit of butter, maybe some walnut and honey. I eat it. And it is awesome, and all I really need.

That said, my boyfriend made a f--king kickASS pumpkin ravioli from scratch (with a walnut butter sauce) and out of baby pumpkins no less. Which I would share but he ain't here and I have no idea what he did... but holy crap.

... I guess I have done kabocha tempura.


I love kabocha! Steamed Kabocha with Scallops is one of my favorite recipes. I use any kind of seafood/fish that is reasonable in price, looks good and smells good. It's funny this is one of my favorites, because I never really got into steaming too much (except dumplings, of course) until my sister got drunk one night and saw the commercial for the Chef Basket. She was broke, so she grabbed my credit card and ordered it. Twice. So we ended up with four of them. I steamed nearly everything for a week or so, just out of spite. I'm kind of glad that happened though, because I really like this dish and probably never would have found it if she hadn't swiped my card while watching infomercials.

/the Chef Baskets came with a bonus RoboStir or whatever it's called, so I ended up with two of those, too
 
2012-10-25 03:37:12 PM  

Eutamias21: iamrex: Hey Eutamias21, how about sharing your chili recipe??

BEEF, BEAN, AND ROOT VEGETABLE CHILI
Makes 6-8 servings

1 lb. ground beef
1-2 onions, minced
1-2 hot peppers (jalapeno or habanero), minced, seeds kept
1 sweet potato, peeled and diced small (optional)
1 medium butternut squash, diced small
1 15 oz. can black beans, drained
1 15 oz. can pinto beans, drained
1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
1 box beef stock
1 tbs chili powder
1 tbs dried oregano
1 tbs dried basil
1/2 tbs cumin
1/2 tbs salt
1/2 tsp chili flakes (optional)
1 tbs olive oil

Heat a large, heavy-bottomed pot over a medium flame and coat the bottom with olive oil. Add the onions, peppers, and all spices (chili powder through chili flakes) and stir. Sweat for 1-2 minutes.

Add beef and break up with a wooden spoon. Coat with onion and spices. Stir occasionally until brown.

Add sweet potato and squash, stir. Add crushed tomatoes and beef stock. Stir, raise heat, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, lower heat to medium and simmer for at least 1/2 hour.

Add beans (pinto and black) 15 minutes before serving. Taste for seasoning at the end and adjust.


I made this with anaheim chilis and bison instead of beef. It was delicious.

Recently I had curry with kabocha, broccoli and daikon. Awsome.
 
2012-10-25 03:38:01 PM  

Jenthelibrarian: No recipes, but a wee tale of Limey stupidity.


At my wedding, we had to explain the concept of "squash" to my new English extended family. I guess you folks call it "marrow", but my uncle was flummoxed by the butternut squash ravioli.
 
2012-10-25 03:38:06 PM  
The missus is on a damn pumpkin kick right now. farking chocolate and pumpkin brownies, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin carrot cake, farking pumpkin everything lately.
 
2012-10-25 03:38:46 PM  
About the only thing I use pumpkin for:

Pumpkin Maple Syrup Pie

15 ounces canned pumpkin-pie mix
3 eggs
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon fresh ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
1/4 tablespoon fresh ground ginger
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup whole milk
1/2 cup maple syrup

Preheat oven to 450ºF.

Combine eggs, sugar, salt and spices and beat well. Blend in pumpkin pie mix, add milk, water and syrup and beat well.

Turn in pastry pie shell. Bake at 450ºF for ten minutes, then reduce heat to 350ºF and bake an additional 40 - 45 minutes. Pie is done when knife inserted in center of filling comes out clean.
 
2012-10-25 03:45:54 PM  

Purelilac: atlfarkette: This squash casserole is the bomb.

[photos.iggyhead.com image 426x570]

Squash casserole recipe;

3 lbs of sliced cooked squash
2 cups of mayo
1 1/2 cups of grated cheddar cheese
1/2 cup of chopped green onions
1 stick of butter
salt and pepper to taste
1 package of crushed Ritx crackers

Melt the stick of butter and saute the onions till tender. Mix together with the rest of the ingredients except the Ritz crackrers. Pour into a well oiled casserole dish and top the mixture with the crushed crackers. Cook for 30 minutes at 350.

That is the worst recipe on earth. It cannot be real.


It's from the "We Added a Veggie so you definitely can't call it awful frat-boy food" recipe collection.
 
2012-10-25 03:46:06 PM  
Beef Stuffed Acorn Squash

Ingredients

2 small acorn squash, halved and seeded
1/2 cup water
1/2 pound ground beef
2 tablespoons chopped onion
2 tablespoons chopped celery
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup cooked rice
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

Invert squash in an 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Add water and cover with foil. Bake at 375° for 50-60 minutes or until tender.
Meanwhile, cook beef, onion and celery over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the flour, salt and sage until blended. Add milk. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Stir in rice.
Transfer squash to a baking sheet. Fill cavity with meat mixture. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Remove from oven; sprinkle with cheese and bake 3-5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.

You can substitute your favorite meatloaf recipe for the filling -- or use quick oatmeal or bread crumbs instead of rice. My kids loved this one, even when they didn't care for the traditional acorn squash with butter and brown sugar.
 
2012-10-25 03:46:57 PM  

Jenthelibrarian: No recipes, but a wee tale of Limey stupidity.

Some years ago, out of curiosity for it is not part of our regular cuisine, I made a pumpkin pie. It was sweet and spicy and generally yummy, but remained unfinished as we had to go away.

I offered it to my neighbour when I gave her the keys so she could feed our cat.

I found out later that she'd given it to her husband for supper with a baked spud and salad, thinking it was some sort of quiche-type dish.


BAAHAHAH
 
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