Ground Meat Stuffed Pumpkin and a Blue Vinyl Dress

Pumpkin with ground meat and a blue vinyl dress
pumpkin with ground meat and a blue vinyl dress made by Christina Striewski Vanillapearl

How shiny clothes can inspire your cooking

I`m just such a sucker for navy blue vinyl.

My hubby Ralph had brought me this material from our favorite store in New York and it didn`t even take a day for me to get behind my sewing machine. I wanted to make a minidress. I was intoxicated. As of now, I don`t worry a split second about whether I can wear this in the street or not. Life`s too short. Back in the days, I used to hesitate. I didn`t have the guts to do it and just left it alone most of the time.

Whenever I didn` t do it, I felt deep regret afterwards. I was downright mad at myself. How about you? Are you hesitant about your choice of clothing or are you so confident that no one can stop you?

My mom is 82 and unstoppable. She wears her leather pants whenever she can and she says she would never hold back again. And why should she!

My dad says when in doubt, just do it! What a wise thing to say. It applies to anything. Sports, work, , your choice of clothing and an invitation for a hot night.

I was so inspired by the blue dress, that my creativity was exploding. I got hungry and created the newest dish with lots of energy.

Pumpkin with ground meat and mushrooms. The great things is that pumpkin and ground meat take the same time to cook. And here we go  in a shiny outfit, of course!

Ain`t no stoppin`us now! We shine, enjoy, create and laugh.

For 4 people, you need:

  • 800 g mixed ground meat (beef and pork)
  • 1 medium sized pumpkin
  • 1 onion
  • 1 egg
  • some breadcrumbs
  • olive oil
  • about 500g fresh chanterelles
  • about 30g butter
  • ground nutmeg
  • salt, pepper

Preheat the oven to 200°. Slice the pumpkin into 1,5 cm thick rounds..

Chop the onion and put it in a bowl with the ground meat. Add the egg, some breadcrumbs, salt, pepper and some freshly ground nutmeg. Mix well.

Arrange the pumpkin rings on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and brush them with olive oil. Press the meat mixture into the rings. Season with freshly ground pepper, sprinkle with olive oil and bake for about 20 minutes.

Ground meat stuffed pumpkin and a blue vinyl dress

Ground meat stuffed pumpkin

Ground meat stuffed pumpkin