Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Poor, poor pumpkin...

I had a few pumpkins and squash left over from the Fall, so I decided it was about time to use some of them. I had a small pie pumpkin, but decided to cut it in half, empty out the seeds and bake it in the oven and then serve it as a side dish. That's the way I do my butternut squash. It's healthy, easy, and yummy.

Well, Hubby and our homestay student ate up all the roast and carrots, potatoes, green peppers, mushrooms, and bread...but left the poor pumpkin alone :( Okay, they had a bit of it and so did I, but there was a lot left over.

Upset because I hate wasting, this is the conversation we had:

Me: Fine. Whatever is not eaten tonight will be eaten tomorrow.
Student: Awww! Can you make it into something else?
Me: Okay. Good idea. Should I make pumpkin pie or pumpkin soup?
Hubby and Student: (in unison) PIE!!!

Looks like I'm baking pumpkin pie tomorrow.
The lone pumpkin that no one wants to eat.
Will he become a creamy pumpkin soup?

Or a rich pumpkin pie?

Here's the pie filling recipe:

-one pie pumpkin (small)

-one can Eagle brand condensed milk

-2 eggs

-1 tsp cinnamon

-2 tbsp brown sugar

- pinch of salt

I used my hand blender to cream together all the ingredients for the pie filling. Pour filling into pie shell (I have a recipe for a homemade pie crust somewhere on my blog, but since I can't seem to find it, this one is a good recipe too). Bake at 425 F for 15 mins. Reduce temp to 350 F and continue baking for another 35-40 mins.


ahappilymarriedmommy said...

I really like that pumpkin soup you made for my birthday potluck one year. It's really nice and light. Can you post that recipe or email it to me?

curiositykiller said...

Pumpkin pie! Pumpkin Pie!

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm... I want a slice!

waz said...

wazup Chrissy,
about your comment: yeah, very spooky! zat's y i've stopped reading mine ages ago! i wonder how they know all these stuffs! celebration was ok. but killer seems to have had a hell of a time! sooo jealous! lol *just kidding*

lol @ your bikini waxing! sorry for being lame n for sounding bad, but it has me grateful that i don't have to endure this! no wonder women have a higher pain tolerance than men in general!

pumpkin pie! nice! too bad they have eggs in it! otherwise, i'll have drop by for some! :P

waz said...

nah killer can't have one!
she has been complaining about her weight in the food meme!!!


Chrissy121875 said...

AHMM: Done! Just sent the soup recipe to your e-mail :) Enjoy! Let me know how it turns out.

Curiosity: I made enough pie filling for two pies, so I froze the extra filling. When you come over, I'll make the second pie :)

Waz: I wonder if we can make that pie WITHOUT eggs? Do you use egg supplements or anything? I know they have some stuff for vegetarians or people who are allergic to eggs. Do you think that'll work? I can try it and let you know if it works. If so, then it'll be cool to see what other baked desserts one can make without eggs!!! Personally, just plain fresh fruit is my fave though.

PS. I have a male friend who is a swimmer and he shaves...everything! Aerodynamics, he says! It must work...he sure does swim fast!

Steven Novak said...

Looks delicious...

Make me some...I'm too lazy to do it myself. ;)


Miss Moneypenny said...

Yummmmmmmmmm!!! Can I come over for some pie, Chris??! I'll bring the spiked whipped cream! I love love love pumpkin pie - and pumpkin soup and pumpkin bread and pumpkin ravioli and don't even get me started on butternut squash....oh dear, oh dear, I think i need to sit down now.

Hello Pete! you're so nice to ask after me. Everything is tickity boo, thank-you very much! Shop is doing fine, just got lots of cool new gear in for spring. I have lots of trips coming up this summer - my sister and I are off to England in May for a week ( yay! love England in the springtime! ) and then to Greece in June ( for work ) and Alberta in July and Manitoulin Island in...August? ( I think the black flies will be gone in August, right Chris?! ) And Las Vegas in there somewhere too. Phew. Did I read you and your girlfriend were planning a trip to Canada? How exciting, you'll have to give us lots of notice!

Hey - did you see they've come out with a Guinness flavoured Marmite for Paddy's day this year? It's a limited edition - I NEED to get my hands on that:


Oh and I *did* make you a Banoffee Pie... but I ate it all up.

Whoops!! sorry!! ;-)

Miss Moneypenny said...

ooh, lets try this again - i'll have to break the Guinness Marmite link up over a few lines, I guess:


Diesel said...

Mmmmmm. Pumpkin pie. :)

Diesel said...

BTW, I finally responded to your comment on your spooky post. :)

Chrissy121875 said...

Steven: I've got a big 'ol slice of pie here for ya. Would you like ice cream with that? ;)

Miss Moneypenny: Did you just say Guinness flavoured Marmite??? Gaaaah! I like Guinness, but I cannot stomach marmite or vegemite! A Brit friend of mine was eating a marmite sandwich and I asked if I could try some. He said, "Sure" and I took a heap of the stuff and slathered it on my toast. He said, "Uhhh...I wouldn't do that if I were you." "WHY?" "You might not like it." "YOU like it. Why don't you think I'd like it?" "Okay, suit yourself" and with that he smiled...just as I was about to hurl. That stuff is naaaaaasty! LOL! :) Perhaps an acquired taste?

Looks like you've got a lot of jet setting in the works! Sooooo exciting! YES...come to Manitoulin Island in August! By then the busy touristy season will be slowing down and it won't be stinkin' hot (the weather's just perfect in August). Oh, and of course, no blackflies in August. I swear, the blackflies aren't even bad though. I didn't even notice them last June...and they're only here for like 2 weeks. Oooh! I can't wait for you to get here!!! LOL!

Diesel: Thanks for sharing the scary story. I was surprised you didn't comment on bikini waxing! ;p LOL!

curiositykiller said...

Hey, when did I complain about my weight? My ego is very healthy thank you very much!

Dzen said...

oh my, my...looks so yummy! can you also send them here in manila! hehe! never tried a pumpkin pie, but would love to! =p

Chrissy121875 said...

Curiosity: I don't know- perhaps Waz was referring to the part where you said you had to watch your cholesterol? Not sure though. Anyway, you're the type of girl that makes most girls jealous! You can eat a lot (and a lot of really rich food...the food pics on your blog makes everyone drool!!!) and never ever gain an ounce! You were blessed with good genes and good metabolism! You're also an active girl!

Conne: I didn't think that pumpkin pie would have been available in the Philippines. It's very common in North American- especially around Thanksgiving. Not to sound ignorant, but is pumpkin grown in the Philippines? If so, when I go to visit my grandmother, I'll whip up a pie for you guys :) You might have to drive to San Jose...I'm scared of driving to Manila! LOL!

waz said...

true, i was referring to the cholesterol part! n it was intended as a joke only! egg supplements? i have never tried any...maybe you can advise me?

Chrissy121875 said...

Hey Waz :) Okay, I meant egg substitutes and not supplements. Sorries!

Okay, you can get some vegan egg replacement powders at health food stores. If you're not into the powders, you can use other things instead of eggs in your baking. Try 1/2 a large banana, mashed. That binds your ingredients as well as eggs do. Here's a webpage for you to view on egg alternatives. I hope this helps!


Chrissy121875 said...

Let's try that one more time!


Happy baking, Waz!

Dzen said...

hi chrissy! we also have pumpkins here in the phils. we call it kalabasa! love it as a viand!

drive to san jose? sure! but first you need to come visit phils. again!

Chrissy121875 said...

Oh right! I remember my uncle talkig about kalabasa! Hmmm...kalabasa pie???? LOL!

waz said...

thanks Chrissy! :)

Chrissy121875 said...

No prob, Waz ;)

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