Just cooked a sizable sugar pumpkin, yielding about six cups of orange yumminess. But what to do with it? While it baked, I trotted out to get the mail. There I found a marketing postcard from my favorite mortgage broker, and on the back of the card, a recipe for pumpkin cheesecake squares. You can’t ignore serendipity like that.
However, the squares will only use up one cup of my pumpkin currency. How shall I spend the rest?
- Pumpkin bread
- Pumpkin pie
- Pumpkin muffins
- Pumpkin cookies
- Pumpkin butter
- Pumpkin soup
Suggestions accompanied by recipes will receive top consideration.
Additional remarks: I especially like items containing both pumpkin and molasses. Any recipe with both ingredients gets extra-top consideration.
Update: I woke up this morning to find three hungry children gazing at me, hollow-eyed and desperate. So I made pumpkin muffins for breakfast. Unfortunately, that was before OBL suggested that I just substitute molasses for some of the sugar. That never occurred to me, even though I’m not generally all that rule-bound around cooking. Why, I didn’t even sift the flour. (Take THAT, Joy of Cooking!)
I did not, however, make the pumpkin cheesecake squares. The grocery store…I can hardly even bring myself to say this… the grocery store did not have any chocolate wafer cookies. Not one. How am I to make a chocolate wafer crust for my pumpkin cheesecake squares without any chocolate wafer cookies? How?
Tomorrow: Pumpkin-Apple Soup.