Monday, November 12, 2007
(Pleasant) Pumpkin Soup (or Sharin' the Love)
And now, from those sweetly subversive, those gently outrageous Mennonites,
the recipe, (ta dah!) for Pumpkin Soup, (aka Goodness in a Pot.)
Melt in a heavy kettle: 2 T margarine or butter
Add: 1/4 c. chopped green pepper and one small onion, chopped
Saute until veggies are soft but not brown.
Blend in: 2 T flour and 1 t salt
2 cups chicken broth or stock
2 cups pumpkin puree
2 cups milk
Sprinkle in some thyme (1/8 t) and some parsley (1t)
Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened.
Recipe (minus the suggested nutmeg) taken from The More-With-Less-Cookbook, (suggestions by Mennonites on how to eat better and consume less of the world's limited food resources.)
Best with warm bread and toasty conversation.
(Bonus tip from Lisa: if you chopped and steamed a fresh pumpkin, use the water you drain off from the cooking and a chicken bouillon cube to make the stock.)
Question: Why did Lisa delete the nutmeg from the recipe? Answer: She didn't want her soup to taste like pumpkin pie.