In the Kitchen

Halloween Dinner – Perfect Pumpkin Soup

October 31, 2012

Halloween night is a busy evening for families; between getting home from work, dressing the kids in their costumes and feeding them a nutritious meal before the candy rush there hardly seems to be enough time.  If you think ahead, it can all be done with no stress making the evening a lot of fun for everyone.

A simple soup and sandwich meal is perfect. The soup can be made ahead and the sandwiches are easily assembled.  My favorite combo is spicy pumpkin soup paired with grilled sandwiches.  The soup takes a mere 50 minutes from start to finish and is the perfect seasonal soup for Halloween.

Start with:

1/4 cup of butter

1 onion chopped

2 cloves of garlic minced

1 tsp curry powder

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp coriander

1/8 tsp red pepper

3 cups vegetable broth

1 16 oz. can of pumpkin

1 cup of whole milk

Then in a medium stock pot melt the butter, add in the onion and garlic cook until tender. Add seasonings and cook another minute. Next add in the broth and bring to a low boil for 15-20 minutes. Add in the milk and the  pumpkin and boil for 5 minutes.  Garnish with roasted pumpkin seeds (optional) and enjoy!

Serve it up with your favorite sandwich.

Clean up is quick and easy, leaving you plenty of time to get the kids dressed and out the door for Halloween haunts and trick or treating.

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