Wednesday, October 15, 2008


So halloween is almost a week away, and for those of you who dont know it, I LOVE HALLOWEEN!! Mainly because I get to get dressed up in a costume!! I have a slight dilema this year, though, I cant find anything I want to be..So i am asking for advice from all of my friends. Help me decide what to be for halloween!! Matt and I always do a couples costume so send your CREATIVE ideas my way!!

Fall is here, let the traditions BEGIN!

I love this time of year! We have a fun tradition to do dinner in a pumpkin and then carve pumpkins and watch a fun movie like Hocus Pocus! This is a fun activity if you have kids and it makes a great easy dinner. Try it you'll love it!!


1 sm. to med. pumpkin

1 onion

2 tbsp. vegetable oil

1 1/2 to 2 lb. ground beef

1 1/2 c. cooked rice

1 (8 oz.) can sliced water chestnuts, drained

2 tbsp. soy sauce

2 tbsp. brown sugar

1 (4 oz.) can sliced mushrooms, drained

1 can cream of chicken soup

Cut off top of pumpkin and thoroughly clean out seeds and pulp. Print an appropriate face on the front of pumpkin with a permanent marking pen. In a large skillet, saute onions in oil until tender. Add meat and brown. Drain drippings from skillet. Add soy sauce, brown sugar, mushrooms, and soup. Simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add cooked rice and water chestnuts. Spoon mixture into cleaned pumpkin shell.
Replace pumpkin top and place entire pumpkin with filling on a baking sheet. Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees or until inside meat of pumpkin is tender. Put pumpkin on a plate. Remove lid and serve. For vegetable, scoop out cooked pumpkin. Serves 6.

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