Have you come to sing pumpkin carols? ~ Linus
Being inspired, here’s our take on the orange ghoulish gourd.
American colonists would slice off the tops of the pumpkins, and gut them. The gourd would then be filled with milk, spices, and honey. It would then be cooked on hot ash. This is the origin of the modern day pumpkin pie. To be honest, that sounds way better than the goo out of the can. Blech!
How about this for a fun fact? In 2008, a team named “Young Glory III” shot a pumpkin out of an air cannon 4483.51 feet. Yeah, that’s just under 800 feet short of one mile. That’s some serious punkin’ chunkin’ right there!
One serving of boiled & drained pumpkin with no salt contains 49 calories, 0g fat, 12g carbs, and 2g protein.
The vitamin A is crazy, at 245% Recommended Daily Value (RDV), while the vitamin C is 19%, and iron is 8%.
Pumpkin is a good source of vitamin E, and magnesium, and dietary fiber.
Here’s the deal–I’ve never made pumpkin soup. I’ve eaten it. I like it. I’ve never made it.
Lucky for you, Nicole over at Pinch My Salt has a recipe that we will be making very shortly. So, instead of my writing up a recipe this month, I invite you to go over and check Spicy Pumpkin Soup w/ Cilantro Pepita Pesto.