Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Scrabble & Spiced Coconut Pumpkin Soup....by Jessica
On Tuesday I had a little Scrabble luncheon. We ate a little food, played a cutthroat game and ate some chocolate. A good day!
I've been wanting to use something with pumpkin from this cookbook because I've just been dying to show you the title for pumpkin in the glossary....look closely, do you see it? Yes, she calls for a JAP pumpkin. Well, Donna Hay, that is so politically incorrect, but I'm going to let it pass because the soup was so tasty. I actually didn't use a pumpkin though I did use a "JAP" kubota squash which the ladies at Asia Mart HIGHLY recommended and couldn't stop telling me HOW much betta it is than butternut squash (insert Asian accent). Anyhow, I did find the squash quite tasty, although on it's own it's consistency was a little on the chalky side and I was worried that it might make the soup have a funny consistency, but it turned out smooth. The soup had a nice spicy bite to it and the squash and coconut milk sweetened it up.
And for you, Mom is a picture of the little girl in her "running" shirt, we're not sure why she calls it that...but she does!