Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Whole Pumpkin Soup-and bloggy mojo...

Recently I was treated to something I never would have dreamed I'd be trying, a Whole Pumpkin Soup. Rachel used the last pumpkin from my son's garden and Alton Brown's Recipe and made a very nice seasonal soup! An added bonus, it has goat cheese melted into it so technically... I can cross goat cheese off of my new foods list too! The soup is adaptable to use what you have on hand, Rachel subbed a little sour cream for the heavy cream and she does recommend adding extra garlic. I did pick up some sweetness and a little tang and found this to be a very nice meal.
The addition of turkey sausage, peas and pasta turned the little bit leftover into a nice lunch too.
Alton's recipe can be found HERE.

And Um, I seem to have lost my Bloggy MoJo... Case in point, this pie that's truly a bad hair day if I ever saw one...
So, until things start working out in the kitchen again-I'll see ya when I see ya:@)

Eat well and have a happy day!

My New Foods List:
(If my sons happen to read this... relax! I still promise fairly "normal" Sunday dinners...)
hominy ~ artichokes ~ fish sauce (I'm scared) ~ leeks ~ almond paste ~ oyster sauce (scared again) ~ gorgonzola ~ dates ~ brisket ~ parsnips ~ adobo ~ meringue powder ~ fennel ~ goat cheese (I'm told to be scared) ~ souffle ~ red velvet anything ~ curry ~ capers ~ chow chow ~ pot stickers ~pho ~ ponzu sauce ~ fondant ~ fire roasted tomatoes ~ Gruyere ~ Quinoa ~ Tetrazzini any kind ~ Divinity ~ Meyer lemon ~ lemon curd ~ shallots ~turkey tenderloin and Chipotle Powder ~ Smoked Turkey Sausage

20 comments:

  1. LOL... I'll bet the pie still tasted great, right??
    Rachel is an adventuresome cook! How great that she cooked the whole pumpkin and made a delicious soup that you enjoyed, Lynn.
    You're never going to lose your bloggy mojo! Hope you have a happy day.

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  2. If it tastes good, that's what counts. Enjoy your time off Lynn.
    sam

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  3. Don't stop sharing your amazing ideas with us! Just take a break!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  4. Yikes! That said, the soup looks delicious. And, I challenge you to cross off that fish sauce soon. It's a staple in Thai food which is a favorite of mine.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  5. The soup sounds delicious and I like the crazy pie! How fun to dig into that! Enjoy a nice break...but not for too long. ;)

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  6. The soup looks good, and perhaps that is a s'mores pie...I'm sure it tasted good. You are doing a good job trying new foods, Lynn. Almond paste makes fabulous goodies - try Taste of Home Almond Bars; oh, my, they are SO good! And as for parsnips, try them as roasted root vegetables, or put a roast, parsnips, onions, carrots, and potatoes in a crockpot. They're good. They have a bit of a sweet taste to them. Good luck!

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  7. OMG, that pie is hilarious! looks like a patch of fungi!

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  8. The soup sounds sooo good! I haven't been playing much in the kitchen either.. seems that I can't get away from paint brushes and caulking guns. : ) this afternoon I am making some pineapple upside down cupcakes ( from a box.) Have a great tuesday

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  9. I hope the goat cheese was something you liked, the list is getting shorter! The pie is an abstract work of art ;-D! See you back soon I hope! xx

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  10. Don't you hate it when a recipe doesn't behave?? Aghhh! I am just getting to the point of actually liking pumpkin, but I don't think I could go through actually making something with it from scratch...I bet the goat cheese does add a delicious element...as for your bloggy mojo, just go make an ornament or a Barbie accessory and it will come right back :)

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  11. Your poor pie...I hope you & your guys ate it anyway?! I happen to LIKE the darkened part of a toasted marshmallow. LOL
    I've had pumpkin soup before & it wasn't anything to write home about. I'll have to try Alton's recipe, just for comparison.
    Bloggy breaks are nice to recharge the ol' batteries. You'll come back refreshed & renewed, I'm sure.

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  12. Lynn, I've had several disasters in the kitchen recently that make your pie look like a masterpiece! I'm blaming it on the recent full moon and time year with the harsh light at an odd angle (when there IS light), not my poor baking skills! P.S. I prefer my marshmallows charred so that's how I would want them :)

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  13. Ha...the pie with the bad hair looks good to me. I like to try new things but we have to be prepared for a stinker recipe. I had three not so good ones in a row so I'm sticking to tried and true recipes for awhile. The soup looks good.

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  14. Thanks for keeping it real! We all need that now and then too! Before you know it, you'll be whipping up fun Christmas ideas.

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  15. Actually, that's exactly how I like my marshmallows toasted :) The soup sounds really good too! What a great use of one of your son's garden pumpkins.

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  16. I bet your pie tastes fantastic.despite the "bad hair" - no one in my family would care if it tastes wonderful.

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  17. Lynn, I would eat ANYTHING you make! I bet the pie tasted delicious. xo

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  18. I Lynnie! I'm sure this would taste delish coming from you! Thanks for popping in to see me and I hope you're doing well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  19. awww, bad times in the kitchen happen to all of us (we should have a linky party of Train Wrecks in the Kitchen) hahaa...
    It, too, will pass.
    xo

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  20. I love it that you showed us : )

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