Thursday, September 15, 2011

It's All About Pumpkins Today!

Look what I found today!!! Could you hear me screaming from where you live? I was so excited! They are only pie pumpkins, but they will do and I know the big ones are about to appear. I leave for the Country Living Fair tomorrow with The Blog Tech so I am sure we will find more of these along the way! We will keep you posted with lots of photos!


And what a coincidence, I had just made pasta with a sage pumpkin sauce. This is a great recipe and I am sure kids will love it too.


Saute' a large diced onion in a few tablespoons of butter.


Add some cracked black pepper and sea salt.


Stir in a good handful of diced sage.


Sprinkle with 3 tablespoons of flour and stir for a couple minutes then add about 4 cups of milk.


Grate in a bit of nutmeg.


Once you see the sauce thickening, stir in 1/2 to 1 cup of pumpkin puree. Taste as you add the pumpkin to determine how much pumpkin flavor you want. I used 3/4 cups and next time I will add 1 cup.


Remove the sauce from the heat. You can continue to add pumpkin if you want more of a pumpkin flavor.


Boil some spiral pasta. You can use whatever pasta you want but spiral pasta really picks up and holds the sauce.


What a great way to start celebrating Fall. Make sure to sprinkle a little Parmesan cheese on it too!


But these are better! Don't worry little pie pumpkins! I won't eat you. That would be cannibalism!

20 comments:

Pricilla said...

Are you saying you are a reincarnated pumpkin?

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

oh...you found PUMPKINS!!!!!!! i don't have any yet .... and i have a bale of hay all ready to go....

i think i did hear someone shrek with delight back here in california... ha ha

your pasta looks great !!! what a great idea to add the pumpkin...

loved this !!!

kary and l'il teddy

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

I don´t think You would like my country :-) Pumpkins are almost not existing here :-) :-) :-) The closest we come is squash really even if some of us (not this year for me though) grows them ourselves.

Have a great day!
Christer.

Guillaume said...

Pumpkins already? Cooool! I would love to try that pasta dish. I find that pumpkins work great in all sorts of recipes, savoury dishes as well as desserts, soups as well as jams... Oh and beer too!

MJ Ornaments said...

Looks so yummy...happy Fall! ~Martha

Adsila said...

This sounds good to me!

TARYTERRE said...

The BIG pumpkins arrived here a week or two ago and I found myself photographing all of them, I was so excited. Sounds like a great recipe.

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

OMG! I'm so happy to find out what all that noise was. haha Your pumpkin sage sauce sounds wonderful. Have fun at the Country Living Fair. Lots of pictures please.

Bird said...

I'm so excited about this time of year. It's my absolute favorite. I can't wait to go out and get pie pumpkins this weekend. Yum and fun all in one! :-)

Your recipe looks like it is just so incredibly good. I'm running downstairs right now to see if I have everything I need for it in the cupboards and fridge. I do have fresh herbs and the sage is growing like wildfire this year. Thanks for this post. You saved a dull and dreary evening of the same old thing for dinner and made it into a wonderful taste sensational event!

Brightest Blessings,
Bird @ http://birdsearthyspirit.blogspot.com/

Mama L said...

I am totally making that for dinner tonight, thanks so much for another pumpkin recipe to add to my pumpkin binder ! Yeah !! Blessings

laurie said...

I thought I heard something,, it was you was it!We have these in our stores too, little pie pumpkins,, I don't mind eating mine,,thats a love ly sauce,, I think sage compliments pumkin so well, looks delicous, yummo! I love tohear you talk (write) about fall, no one I know loves it like you, i thought I was nut for Autumn but you have me beat,, ( I;m not calling you a nut) by the way,, just really enthusiastic,

Marigold said...

How exciting! Alas, our little pumpkin vines have only 3 small pumpkins on them. But, hay, at least there are some. The pumpkin pasta dish looks wonderful. I love anything with sage. Happy trip! Can't wait to see pictures and what you come home with! :)

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I brought my first pumpkins in from the garden today and these will get eaten :-)) Diane

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I brought my first pumpkins in from the garden today and these will get eaten, :-) Diane

Amish Stories said...

I'm not as adventurous as you are with pumpkins, but i would like to try some pumpkin pie sometime. Richard

the wild magnolia said...

I'm excited for the pumpkin sauce. I'm excited for the three pumpkins.

xoxo to Teddy Pumpkin Pie Sweetie

Wizardess said...

Hi cute pumpkins. I bought one big carver today. We are so just getting started!

Barb said...

I also saw the little pumpkins today!I'm trying to get my stuff down so the Halloween things can go up! Have a great time at the fair. That is one I have always wanted to attend. Take lots of pictures!! I can't wait to see them. Also thanks for your kind comments on my 9/11 blog post.

Moncha said...

That looks so very delicious. Thank you so mucgh for the recipe !!
Have a magical day.

Mama L said...

I amde this for lunch today, and it is sooooooooo yummy. I had to come back and say thank you !!! I could just eat the sauce on its own. Yeah I am freaky like that~hehehe. But really it is good and since it is like 59 here today it was a lovely choice for lunch. Blessings