While I was hard at work today my mom made Dinner in a Pumpkin for the whole family to share. It is our Halloween tradition to eat dinner in a pumpkin and this year we are celebrating a day early due to scheduling conflicts. It is rare the Seanna and I both get to eat something we post about together so this was great. If you are trying to decide what to make for a special Halloween meal give this a try!
Dinner in a Pumpkin
2 Pounds Ground Beef
Salt and Pepper
1/2 Cup Chopped Onions
1/2 Cup Chopped Celery
1/4 Cup Diced Green Peppers
1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
1 4-Ounce Can Mushrooms (we often leave these out)
1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup
2 Cups Cooked Rice
1 8-Ounce Can Sliced Water Chestnuts
Brown the ground beef. Add the salt, pepper, onions, celery, and peppers, and simmer about 10 minutes. Add remaining ingredients; mix thoroughly. Put mixture in a scooped-out medium pumpkin. Put on the pumpkin lid. Bake on a cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
We had to make ours in an unusually large pumpkin this year because the pumpkin we chose was rotten when we got into it...yuck! So we had to steal one that Seanna had planned to carve. Normally we would not put the mixture into something this large!