If you will, imagine this: Happy Jessie, running about the house at 5:55 pm yesterday, lighting the carved pumpkin, hanging fake spider webs on the front door (to mingle with the real ones, of course), and setting out an enormous bowl of candy. You see, the town we live in has mandatory trick-or-treating hours. 6pm – 8pm, to be exact. At 6 pm, I was ready and waiting for the troop of adorable trick or treaters that were sure to descend upon the THIH household en masse.
Not a single trick or treater came to our door last evening.
Before you bemoan the overly-dramatic monologue of this blogger as a trivial disappointment, let me say this: when I was a little kid I lived on a hill so steep, the only trick or treater who came to our door could barely hold out his hand in a gesture of supplication, his breath having been lost somewhere around mile 2. I felt a little neglected. The curse continues to this day!
So! Now we have an enormous bag of assorted candy and no place to put it. Peter says we should freeze one piece of candy in case a single trick or treater comes by next year and breaks our record.
In any case, when I’m feeling a little blue, nothing warms me up better than hot soup. In continuing with Pumpkin Week, today’s recipe features pumpkin … and peanut butter!
Nutty peanut butter adds an extra layer of richness to this soup. You can vary the amount of peanut butter based on how nutty you like your soup. I would start with the smaller amount and increase from there.
Pumpkin Peanut Butter Soup
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Keywords: soup/stew side snack vegetarian vegan pumpkin
Ingredients (2 servings)
- 1/2-15 oz. can pumpkin puree
- 1 cup veggie or chicken broth
- 1-2 tablespoons peanut butter (depending on how much PB flavor you want)
- 1/8 teaspoon curry powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- Plain or Greek yogurt (optional topping)
Stir together pumpkin, broth, peanut butter, curry, and salt. Heat over low heat in a small saucepan without allowing soup to boil. For added smoothness, puree soup in blender. Top soup with a dollop of yogurt and serve hot.
Q: What should I do with all this extra candy??