a pumpkin, medium sized and squatty enough to fit in your oven
salt and pepper
half a loaf of bread, (You can either use stale bread or lightly toast the bread in the oven for five minutes)
1/2 pound of cheddar cheese cut into cubes
4 garlic cloves chopped
12 strips of bacon fried until crispy and chopped into small pieces
1/4 C. green onions
1 tablespoon thyme
1/2 C. heavy cream
pinch of nutmeg
First carve out your pumpkin. Scrape the sides of the pumpkin until there are no strings or seeds left. Season the inside of the pumpkin generously with salt and pepper. Combine the bread, cheese, garlic, bacon, green onion and thyme in a bowl and then add to the pumpkin. The pumpkin should be pretty full. Combine the cream and the nutmeg and pour into the pumpkin. The contents should be damp but not floating in cream.
This post is a part of the Month O' Pumpkin series at Housewife Eclectic. You can read the rest of the crafts, recipes and photography ideas in this series here.