What week is this?: Second Annual Pumpkin Week in Spring Day Five

27 Apr

Oh, god, how I agonized when to post this. Second Annual Pumpkin Week in Spring? Or Second Annual Pizza Week?

If only I had waffled a slice.
What week would that be?
Waffle, pizza or pumpkin? We’d be REALLY confused.

I really wonder about the need to categorize and document that we humans have.

Why can’t I just let this food be what it is? Cause you and me are free to be…you and me.

Elementary school music class flashback. Sorry. I hope that song isn’t stuck in your head now too.

Geez, that was way dated even back when I was in school. I hope Jackson Park Elementary has updated their music books since then.
Anyway, thank you for reading my Second Annual Pumpkin Week in Spring! I don’t have any theme weeks planned just yet. Next year there will surely be Second Annual Pizza Weeks and Waffle weeks. I may slide in recipes in those categories at other times too. Try not to panic.

Any requests for future theme weeks? I know I had an “oft-neglected vegetable week” request from a friend that is a strong possibility…leave me a comment with requests! Purty please do.”

Pumpkin Cornbread Pizza(adapted from Laurel’s Kitchen by Laurel Robertson, Carol Flinders and Brian Ruppenthal)

1 cup canned pumpkin purée
1/2 Tbsp. sugar
1 egg
1 Tbsp. applesauce
1 cup + 2 Tbsp. cornmeal
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 c. Chopped onion
Olive oil spray
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/4 ground coriander
1 c. Chopped tomato(I used canned)
1/3 tsp. dried basil
3 oz. grated Swiss
Mix pumpkin, sugar, egg, and applesauce. In another bowl mix cornmeal, salt and baking powder. Combine the two, then put in greased 10 inch pie pan and bake at 350 for ten-ish minutes.
Sauté onion using olive oil spray adding chili powder, oregano, cumin and coriander. Spread on baked cornbread, spread tomato on that, then the basil, then the cheese. Bake about ten more minutes.

13 Responses to “What week is this?: Second Annual Pumpkin Week in Spring Day Five”

  1. Ameena April 27, 2012 at 1:33 pm #

    Can you believe I’ve never had canned pumpkin? This looks delicious though…I’d love to try it!

    • Ellen April 27, 2012 at 2:39 pm #

      No canned pumpkin?! Oh you’ve been missing out! It’s oh-so versatile…

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  2. Nadiya @ Milk and Honey April 27, 2012 at 2:22 pm #

    Pumpkin Cornbread Pizza :O That’s genius! You know what would be cool… a tea week. Like trying to incorporate tea into food 😀 I actually tried this tea infused chickpeas one time and they were delish! Just an idea ^^

    • Ellen April 27, 2012 at 2:40 pm #

      Wow, I would never have thought of that! I’ve always wanted to make tea dyed eggs so maybe some tea recipes are in order. Thanks for the idea:)

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  3. Sabrina Bolin (@MyMiBoSo) May 1, 2012 at 4:13 pm #

    This makes my stomach growl – sweet, savory, mushy, crunchy…it’s everything to me!

    • Ellen May 1, 2012 at 4:55 pm #

      It is indeed hunger-inducing, hope you get to make it!

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  4. Kyra (Scribbles & Sprinkles) December 31, 2012 at 6:59 pm #

    I actually have never thought of making pizza out if polenta. ;o genius!

    • Ellen January 1, 2013 at 10:43 am #

      Glad you appreciate the idea! Good ol’ Laurel’s Kitchen…

  5. Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.A. October 9, 2013 at 10:49 pm #

    Haha so funny that you worry about how to categorize your recipes…I do too! I feel like I have to provide some very sensible explanation for every recipe I post when sometimes, the ideas just come out of nowhere. Anyway, this looks awesome and I am definitely going to make it soon!

    • Ellen October 9, 2013 at 10:54 pm #

      Rock on, I hope you like it! It’s like all of life’s best things (pizza, cornbread, pumpkin) rolled into one:)


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