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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Day 7 - Let Them Eat Pumpkin!

On the schedule today we were supposed to make Halloween Jello Jigglers. It didn't happen. But we did have a very Halloween/Fall themed dinner: pumpkin chili, pumpkin cornbread with pumpkin fudge for dessert. Um, YUM! I got the chili and cornbread recipes from The Recipe Girl.
You can find the pumpkin chili recipe here. I added cinnamon to the chili, which I think made the pumpkin flavor pop a little and a little more salt.
You can find the pumkin cornbread here. These complement each other very well. If you make one you have to make the other.
The pumpkin fudge was very tasty. I followed this recipe. I doubled spices and added a little more pumpkin because I really wanted it to be flavorful. It was a little dry, but I suspect it was because I didn't have a candy thermometer so I followed my gut feeling, which isn't very accurate. I'm in the market for a new candy thermometer. My last one exploded. There were no casualties, except for the divinity candy I was trying to make. Oh well. I can never get that one right even when I have a candy thermometer.
Tomorrow we will be making milk jug jack-o-lanterns. I've been saving my milk jugs for this. It should be fun!

6 comments:

j&jwebbfamily

Super fun and yummy. I think we might do the milk jugolaterns I've got some empty milk jugs : ) and everything to go along with that. Super fun. Gotta keep these cute kids busy on Oct. Break.
thanks for the ideas

Kaylie

If you turn into a pumpkin, what happens to your prince? I'm thinking pumpkin cornbread sounds tasty.

Jared and Nicole Haws Family

I've heard of pumpkin chili, but it never sounded good and I didn't want to ruin a whole meal. So you really liked it? Your kids liked it? I think I'll have to give it a try, I've always been curious! Sounds like one pumpkin yummy day!

Rachel

We had NO leftover chili last night - Trent gobbled it up! And Ty and Brooke had pumpkin cornbread for breakfast. THAT is how GOOD it was!

Jill Manning

That pumpkin fudge is delish, needless to say, it didn't last long once I brought it home. Thanks for sharing with me! I need to try that pumpkin chili, that sounds awesome!

RecipeGirl

Yay! So glad everything turned out. People are always so freaked out by the idea of Pumpkin Chili, but it really doesn't taste like pumpkin at all- just helps w/ the texture, I think. I made some Pumpkin Fudge the other day & loved it!