Monday, November 17, 2008

Pumpkin Mush

Before you go "EEEWWW!", rest assured that this really does taste good.

Earlier this year I checked out a book from the library. "The Breakfast Book", a very intriguing title. After flipping through, I made copies of all the ones that looked yummy or interesting. This is one of the ones I liked the sound of! The kids think it's pretty cool to have orange cereal for breakfast!

2 cups milk
1 cup pureed pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix in a can)
2/3 cup yellow cornmeal (like you use for cornbread)
1/3 cup cold water
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp ground ginger

Put the milk and pumpkin in a heavy-bottomed saucepan with a lid. Heat, stirring to blend, over medium-low heat.

Put the cornmeal in a small bowl and stir in the cold water. (Always wet cornmeal with cold water before adding to a hot liquid- this prevents it from getting lumpy.) Stir the cornmeal mixture in to the milk and pumpkin, and add the salt and ginger. Cook until thickened, stirring every minute or two to keep the mush from burning. It should be done in about 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and spoon into bowls. For slightly thicker mush, let it stand a few minutes.

I like it best with brown sugar and milk! Add some pumpkin pie spice for a slightly different flavor, mix some nuts in. Mix it up a bit! And who could resist orange cereal? :-)

1 Tasty Tidbits:

Stephanie said...

So it's basically corn meal mush with pumpkin puree and spices? That is literally so awesome! I'm going to try that, because I love corn meal mush, and I love pumpkin.