Friday, October 29, 2010

Another Pumpkin Treat

Tonight, I made a dish that I remember having as a young girl during Halloween! The name of the dish is "Dinner in a Pumpkin" It turned out really well and it was yummy! It took a bit of time to prepare, but it was worth it. Thanks Mom!

Dinner in a Pumpkin

1 small to medium pumpkin
4 oz. sliced mushrooms
1 onion, chopped
1 10-oz. can cream of chicken soup
2 Tbs. Vegetable Oil
1 8-oz can sliced water chestnuts, drained
1 1/2 to 2 lbs. ground beef
1 1/2 C. cooked rice
2 Tbs. Soy Sauce
2 Tbs. Brown Sugar

Directions: Cut off top of pumpkin; clean out seeds and pulp. In a large skillet, saute onion in oil until tender; add meat and brown. Drain drippings from skillet. Add soy sauce, brown sugar, mushrooms and soup; simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionaly. Add cooked rice and water chestnuts. Spoon mixture into pumpkin shell. Replace pumpkin top and place entire pumpkin, with filling on a baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour @ 350 degrees in oven or until inside meat of pumpkin is tender.
Put pumpkin on a place; remove top and serve. For your vegetable, scoop out cooked pumpkin and serve!
Serves about 6-8 people

I hope you enjoy it! Have a wonderful Halloween!

1 comment:

  1. That sounds like a lot of fun! I'm going to have to try that with the pumpkins I never had time to carve.