I'm afraid my days haven't had anything too exciting going on (maybe I should be grateful!) and recently I'm just concentrating on staying warm! I'm going to have to move a heater into the sewing room because I hesitate to go up there and sew just because it is so cold. No sewing done for the past few days.
So how about an ultra simple recipe for pumpkin pudding? I am not much of a cook so you know if I'm cooking it, it must be easy. I think I got this off the Internet and everyone seems to like it so I make it often during this season. Actually I used a pumpkin that Tetsu had grown! You couldn't really call the block of ground that a local farmer is letting him use a garden or even a pumpkin patch. Tetsu just planted seeds in the spring, ignored the area for four months and then brought home 10 or 12 pumpkins in early October. Anyway, yesterday's pumpkin pudding was made from one of the free grown pumpkins. All measurments are pretty iffy.
400gms of pumpkin (about 1/4 of a small pumpkin)
5 Tablespoons sugar
200cc milk (3/4 cup)
1. Preheat oven to 180C. (350F)
2. Peel and cube pumpkin and boil
3. Puree pumpkin with hand mixer and all other ingredients.
4. Pour into small greased Pyrex casserole dish (or cake pan)
5. Place casserole dish in a pan of water and bake 1 hour.
6. Serve with whipped cream.
Actually there was one time when everyone just raved about this! That was the time I burned the pumpkin at the boiling stage! I scraped the charred parts off the pumpkin pieces and went ahead and used the pumpkin and the friends I served it to thought it had an absolutely delicious smokey flavor. I've never had enough courage to burn the pumpkin again but always keep in mind that failures can sometimes be hidden blessings!