10.07.2010

Pumpkin Soup


Yesterday I read a fun book to my student that we picked up at the library this week called, "Pumpkin Fiesta" by Caryn Yacowitz.  It is a super cute story about Old Juana and Foolish Fernando that teaches a lesson in hard work.  At the end of the story I was pleasantly surprised to find "Old Juana's Recipe for Pumpkin Soup in a Pumpkin."  I wanted to wait until I tried it out to share it with you, but I was afraid of when that might actually be!  Putting it in a post will be a great motivator.  Although now I'm thinking this would be quite a fun lunch for my student and I.  It sounds delicious!


Ingredients:

6 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
4-5 cups pared pumpkin, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 cup thinly sliced onion
2 cloves minced garlic
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
5 peppercorns
1/2 cup low-fat milk, warmed
1 Tbsp freshly chopped parsley
1/8 cup toasted, shelled pumpkin seeds

Directions:
*Heat first 6 ingredients in a covered saucepan until boiling.
*Reduce heat; simmer for 40 minutes.
*Transfer pumpkin mixture to a large bowl.
*In a blender or food processor puree the pumpkin mixture in batches.
*Return pureed mixture to saucepan.
*Heat to boiling; redue heat.
*Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.
*Stir warmed milk into soup.  Serve hot in a hollowed-out pumpkin that has been warmed 20 minutes in a 350 degree oven.  Garnish with parsley and toasted pumpkin seeds.
Serves 8.

Another cute children's book that includes a yummy recipe at the end is, "Pumpkin Soup," by Helen Cooper.  What a fun Fall activity to share with kids!


3 comments:

Megan said...

Looks great! I tagged you on my blog!

Leigh Anne said...

oh yummy! i love sweet childrens books too, might have to check those out. and ps - i've tagged you on my blog too! :)

Kirsten said...

I just happened upon your blog tonight and am so glad I did! It is perfectly refreshing! I am a third grade teacher and love reading Pumpkin Soup to my students. I haven't tried making it either, but the recipe you shared sure sounds great! I'm your newest follower!!!