Pumpkin Spectacular

November 8th, 2010 by Erin Gennow

Pumpkin Spectacular 2010

Pumpkin Bruschetta, Pumpkin Cookies, and a Pumpkin Tree

Pumpkin Bruschetta, Pumpkin Cookies, and a Pumpkin Tree

What is a Pumpkin Spectacular?  An entire day and/or meal devoted to all dishes pumpkin.  My sister began Pumpkin Spectaculars a number of years ago in the Chicago area.  Since it’s hard for me to travel to hers I co-hosted my first Pumpkin Spectacular last year.

For this years Pumpkin Spectacular we brought back some dishes from last year, like the Pumpkin Burgers, Cheesy Roast Pumpkin, Pumpkin Rolls, and of course my Pumpkin Cookies.  We also tried some new dishes, which were also successful: Pumpkin Bruschetta with Shrimp, Pumpkin Kebabs, Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies, Pumpkin Bread (a huge hit, so I’ll have to get the recipe from our guest who made the dish), and Pumpkin Bread Pudding (which was by far the crowd favorite).

Take a look at the pictures below.  Some of the recipes I’ve already posted.  I will be posted the new recipes soon.  Many of these recipes are great throughout the holiday season for special dinners, but they are equally as great for everyday weeknight suppers.

Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin and Veggie Kebobs

Pumpkin and Veggie Kebobs

Pumpkin Hamburger Buns

Pumpkin Hamburger Buns

Pumpkin Hamburger Buns

Pumpkin Hamburger Buns

Pumpkin Burger with Fontina on Pumpkin Bun

Pumpkin Burger with Fontina on Pumpkin Bun

Mini Cheesy Roasted Pumpkins (Before Roasting)

Mini Cheesy Roasted Pumpkins (Before Roasting)

Mini Cheesy Roasted Pumpkin

Mini Cheesy Roasted Pumpkin

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

After we finished our meal we all discussed what to make next year, so. . .  the tradition will continue next year.

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2 Responses to “Pumpkin Spectacular”

  1. gail says:

    Is there pumpkin in the actual burger?

  2. Erin Gennow says:

    Yes, there really is pumpkin in the burger, and it helps them stay moist.

    Here’s a link to the recipe:
    http://www.thedailymorsel.com/2010/11/pumpkin-burgers/

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