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Grandma’s Pumpkin Soup – A Halloween Tradition

One of my most cherished childhood memories is of pumpkin soup on Halloween. Every year my siblings and I carved the pumpkin after school on Halloween with my Grandmother. Then we scooped out as much of the pumpkin flesh as we could and made soup with it. The soup simmered for a couple of hours while we went trick-or-treating. It is normally cold on Halloween, so it was great knowing that a hearty, hot soup was waiting for us on the stovetop when we got home.

Like all recipes passed down from my Grandmother, this one does not include exact amounts. She was not a measurer. Everything was done by feel and memory, nothing was ever measured or written down. So here is how you make it:

Cut your pumpkin into cubes about 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch. Although you could use a carving jack-o-lantern pumpkin, as an adult I have found that pie pumpkins taste better and are less stringy. Sorry Grandma, I did change that. Put the pumpkin into a stockpot and cover with milk. Add enough water to bring the level up two inches. Bring to a simmer; never allow it to boil or you will get a burnt milk taste and a milk skin. Simmer until tender. That will take about 2 hours. Seaon with salt and black pepper to taste. Serve with Kluski noodles (Polish egg noodles.)

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