|Jbrown has expertly quartered and is beginning to seed the pumpkin.|
She LOVES pumpkin seeds- so she is saving them in the green bowl.
|Quarter of pumpkin with seeds...|
|Place the seeded-quarters of pumpkin on sheet trays-|
as with the other squash- we are going to liberally salt and pepper-
for this application we are going to use olive oil- though butter is fine.
|into the oven they go...375 until tender- this took about an hour|
|in the mean time...|
|Sami is supervising...|
|the gin and tonics- which are really responsible for my|
excellent cuisine :)
*can i note how much i LOVE these rocks glasses- i believe they
are a grandparents somewhere down the line...
|Touch Down makes fantastic g + t's|
|Jbrown put her seeds in water to allow the gunk to sift away|
|mine looks empty...|
|while the pumpkin is roasting and your assistant is making gin and tonics|
get your vegetable stock rolling...basic mire pox + water
|these are sami's toys for the evening- her new mummy toy and a carrot...|
not to eat, just to play with...
|diced onion for the soup base- i added 1 whole onion to a large pot with olive oil|
and after they had sweated out a minute or two, add carrot and celery and garlic
|we had munchies- these are mozzerella sticks...|
|our supervisor...disappointed in the lack of quality control|
she has participated in thus far
|the pots a stewin'|
|base for the soup- don't forget to season, season, season (salt, salt, salt)|
each layer of our soup...
|on the other side- TD was making burgers- this time he added sauteed|
onions- in half he added pickled jalepenos...hot hot hot
|and our cheese options- cheddar, gouda, grueyer, and the mystery cheese|
|someone was excited about halloween and put on her flower costume :)|
|we then pull the "meat" out of the pumpkin and add it to our sauteed mire poix in the big pot|
|researching how to best season the seeds this year...|
|after straining the veggie stock add it to the pumpkin mix...SALT HERE|
|in true Alton Brown fashion, we'll call this our "Soup Station"- we move from right to left|
cooked, unblended soup--> blender *in small batches, not too full b/c its hot!!-->fresh pot to heat uniformly
|may or may not have a couple gin and tonics at this point...|
|mmm...ssseeeeedddsss...sweet and salty was the consensus|
|still in costume...|