There is nothing better,
in the middle of a cold winter,
than chopping into a perfect pumpkin.
One you planted and nurtured through the summer,
as it soaked up the warm summer sun.
Picked at its best and stored away.
Roast it till it's soft and sweet.
Mash it with some home-grown potatoes from your store.
Add an egg from the girls, and lashings of flour.
Knead it, roll it, and cut into little dumplings.
Drop these into boiling water
and cook them for few short minutes
till they float to the surface.
Scoop them out and serve them in a delicious sauce.
Tonight it was a cream based sauce
with one rasher of free range bacon,
lots of garlic (yep, home grown),
a handful of spinach (because all meals deserve a bit of green)
and topped off with a sprinkling of parmesan.
Make lots, allow them to air-dry for a few hours.
Dust them with more flour
and package them up for the freezer.
Next time I might try a golden butter and sage sauce.
Now that must be the true definition of
Stored in summer, used in winter
to charge our batteries!