Friday, 2 May 2014

A stuffed pumpkin

Since I've recovered from my cold I have had no energy, I am just tired all the time.  No sewing, no preserving, and no house work done this past week.  The pumpkins are still on the outside table under cover so I'm sure they will be fine for a bit longer, but, while thinking about what to eat on Thursday night I decided to bring a small one inside to cook.  Amazing what you can come up with when you just don't want to go out and shop.   I cut the top from the pumpkin and scooped the seeds and some of the flesh from  inside and made up a stuffing from the leftover cooked brown rice I had in the fridge, chopped some vegetables, garlic, parsley, nutmeg, cubed tasty cheese and to bulk it up a bit more some fresh bread crumbs.  Basically what I had left in the fridge.     It took about an hour and a half  to cook in the oven, although I could have left it a bit longer, because as I cut into it I found it still a bit firm. It was very tasty though and  I had a large wedge for my dinner.   I then cut a small wedge to have with some chicken the next night,and gave a slice to my daughter to take home.  With the remainder I peeled the skin and blitzed it in the food processor with a cup of chicken stock to make a soup for lunch today.
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 Like I said I have done no sewing, but I have just read http://retromummy.com/2014/05/03/making-tissue-holders/ and have decided to sew one to add to the gift pack for my mother-in-law for next Mothers Day.  This gift will be posted interstate, so this will be perfect to add to what I have.