Do you ever get a "great idea" and then realize perhaps it wasn't all that? It happens to me all the time, but not as comically as a recent dinner. In my ongoing effort to encourage Kellan try new foods, I thought a fun presentation would be worth trying.
Well, my bright idea was to serve pumpkin soup in a hollowed out pumpkin. There's a recipe in one of my cookbooks and it suggests serving it that way for an extra flourish. The problem is, even if your pumpkin isn't nearly as big as the jack o' lantern you carved for Halloween, it's still hard work. As I was scraping the inside of a sugar pie pumpkin I thought to myself, I really despise scraping pumpkins!The soup turned out pretty tasty and Kellan loved looking at the pumpkin soup inside the pumpkin (despite that funny expression in the above picture). He had a few spoonfuls, but he was much more interested in helping to ladle the soup rather than eating it. At least the toasted pumpkin seeds went fast. If you know how to make cauliflower more appealing, please let me know.