There was an article I read on a pumpkin roll contest, which inspired this.
In England there are cheese rolls. people roll a full round of cheddar, or something like that, down a hill to win money. But my favorite is the tomato fight held annually in Spain.
Pumpkin smoothies sounds good. Alternately, you can ask Daniel or Matthew to post something on Stuffed Pumpkins over at Cookrookery. Now THERE’S a treat!
I’ve had little pumpkins stuffed with lamb, a little ground pork (tasted sort of like sweet Italian sausage) cheeses, spices and veggies. They were smallish ones, just right for one person. Each got a half pumpkin. Delicious. I ate it when I was visiting an Amish family buying a garden/storage shed, or rather, dickering price to have one made on site for me.
They won the negotiations. I can’t negotiate on a full belly. Maybe that was the plan. Sneaky Amish. Great food, although their jams are way too sweet for me.
I recognized onion, parsnips, and scallions in the mix. The 40-something wife had mad knife skills and the dice was perfect. The men thought I was a little odd as I was interested in the cooking. I suppose in Amish families the wife/mother does all the cooking. Lamb or mutton (unsure which) instead of ground beef or all pork was a very refreshing change. I seldom eat lamb or mutton as it’s not easy to find here without having an Amish family kill and butcher a whole one for you. I prefer it as an occasional treat.
I imagine you could use acorn or even butternut squash (butternut squash would be real small) as well as small pumpkins. Normally the Amish sell those little pumpkins for Thanksgiving/Halloween decorations.
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