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!