The word pumpkin originates from the word pepon, which is Greek for “large melon”. Within recent years, white pumpkins have become more popular in the United States.
How about a recipe?
PUMPKIN SOUP (Makes 8 servings)
1 lb. sweet Italian turkey sausage
1/2 c. chopped onion
3 c. chopped pumpkin (or butternut squash)
4 c. chopped kale
4 c. chicken broth
4 c. water
Parmesan cheese for garnish
Cook sausage in a medium saucepan. Add onions & saute’ until translucent. Pour the broth and water into the saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Add kale and pumpkin. Simmer until pumpkin is soft – about 20 minutes. Serve hot, garnished with grated Parmesan cheese.
It’s a great day to go out to the pumpkin patch! Enjoy the moments while you can! 🙂