So I donned my apron and set to. Took my Pumpkin out the fridge...hmmmm...that looks a bit funny..... "Oh FFS!!!!" Half of it was clearly not well. Damn you supermarkets and your appalling quality produce you sell to unsuspecting customers in the guise of fruit and vegetables. I only bought it two days ago!! Weep not, I will just chop off the poorly bits and make something else. Hmmm....what uses 300g of Pumpkin and will feed two hungry bellies? I will make it up as I go along.....so I did. I don't know what to call these so if you have any suggestions let me know. Name My Balls makes 11 balls Ingredients 300g Pumpkin (LOL) peeled and cubed 6 Cloves Garlic, peeled but left whole 1 Tblsp Olive Oil Half a cup cooked Broccoli Small handful frozen Peas Pinch of Salt Freshly ground Black Pepper 8 Tblsp Gram Flour Method Place the Olive Oil in a roasting pan and toss in the Pumpkin and Garlic. Roast in a hot oven (200 degrees) for half an hour, tossing them over a few times throughout the cooking time. When done take them out of the oven and place in a bowl, mash together with a fork (you might have to use a knife to slice some of the smaller Cloves of Garlic up). Chop the cooked Broccoli into small pieces and add to the Pumpkin mix along with the frozen Peas. Season and stir well. Add Gram Flour a little at a time, mixing well after each addition. You want a consistency that comes together nicely but is still wet. Grease a muffin tray and place the mixture in little dollops in each muffin compartment. Bake in the oven (200 degrees) for 15 mins, turn over and bake for another 15 mins. Keep an eye on them that they don't burn. Now admittedly these didn't feed two hungry bellies - but they were perfect as an accompaniment to last nights left over Curry! HURRAH!
I missed reading everyone's blogs yesterday due to work (damn work!) but as I was up early this morning I thought I'd catch up. HOLY FREAKING SCHMOLEY!!! 319 blog entry's were waiting for me. 319!!! I had to break my reading up into bite sized chunks - a few here a few there, a drizzle here a sprinkling there. I LOVE reading everyone's blogs and I love discovering new blogs too so it wasn't really that tough a job and I can certainly think of worse ways to spend a rainy day. Today's laughter and larks was done to Death in Vegas - Aisha