Also - the star of the night - so much of a star it needed its own post versus inclusion in the "Friday night dinner party" post....was Shawn's Savory Stuffed Pumpkin Appetizer.
It was life changing. Abby and I stole it away from the boys and consumed at the coffee table. I highly suggest this as a Thanksgiving appetizer, even!
These pictures dont even do it justice!
1 Small Pie Pumpkin
Toasted Bread Crumbs
3/4 cup of Heavy Cream
Goat Cheese (shawn bought herb)
Step One: Preheat oven to 375. Gut the sucker like you would when you are carving a pumpkin. Save the seeds for toasting! Soak the stem in water. Once its all scooped out - alternate bread and goat cheese until stuffed.
Step Two: Mix together cream with salt, pepper and nutmeg (cinnamon maybe too?) - pour into pumpkin over bread and cheese...
Step Three: Make a little tin foil bowl around the pumpkin and roast for 1 hour and a half on a cookie sheet, with the top on. After that - remove the top and cook for another 20 minutes to brown top.
Step Four: Cool. Serve with crackers or just pull apart for yummyness and put directly in your mouth!