Nothing Says Pumpkinfest Like…

Pulled Pork & Pumpkin Hummus!

I wouldn’t mix the two together, but they are both being served at my

Pumpkinfest Party!

Both recipes are so easy to make it’s almost unbelievable.

Almost.

For the Pumpkin Hummus:

1 can chickpeas, drained and washed

Juice of one lemon

1/2 cup olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 cup water

3/4 cup canned pure pumpkin puree

Salt, cinnamon and cayenne pepper to taste

Blend all ingredients together with an immersion blender until smooth.

Garnish with more cayenne. Serve with pita chips or veggies of your choice.

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Yummmy, and festive!

(Original recipe adapted from Food & Drink, Autumn 2011)

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The hummus is good and all… but wait until you try this Pulled Pork:

Cut of pork of your choice (usually the cheapest you can find… mine is a boneless pork shoulder.)

1-2L Dr. Pepper (Coke/Pepsi/any dark pop will work)

BBQ Sauce (flavour of your choice, mine is an eclectic mix of what I found in the fridge.)

That’s it!

Place pork roast in a slow cooker set on Low.

Fill with 2 – 3 inches of Dr. Pepper.

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Let sit for 4-8hrs (or overnight).

Pull apart with a fork, remove excess liquid.

Add enough BBQ sauce to coat meat and a titch more Dr. Pepper.

Let sit on Low or Keep Warm setting until ready to serve.

Add more BBQ sauce if you like and serve on buns with a cold beverage.

Happy Pumpkinfest my fellow Waterfordians!

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Pumpkin-Bowl

The big P-Fest weekend has almost arrived.  Every year we hold a “Pumpkin Bowl” where the Waterford High School’s football team plays against another local high school team.

Personally, I think the version below looks much more fun!

Maybe that’s just me…

Thankswedding

If you happen to be from Norfolk County, you will already know it has been a busy week!  With the Norfolk County Fair and Thanksgiving, getting a “good sleep” was not easy.  To make our schedules even more complicated, JR’s cousin got married this weekend.

We couldn’t have asked for better weather (espcially because the reception was outside!) I just thought I’d share our fabulous outfits for the occasion:

His: Pants & Jacket: Hurley; Top: Tommy Hilfiger; Shoes: Ipath; Sunglasses: Oakley.

Hers: Dress: Winners; Shoes: Elle; Tights: Steve Madden; Sunglasses: Joe Fresh; Bracelet: Forever 21.

Looking forward to Pumpkinfest this weekend, and Halloween in two weeks.  Hopefully I can share more pumpkin-filled creations before then.

What a great beginning to October!  What events are you looking forward to? And what are you wearing!?

Pump Pump Pumpkin Up!

Driving to work today, I saw all the pumpkins popping out of their patches.  This is an exciting time for Waterfordians because next month is Waterford Pumpkinfest!

I have already “stumbled upon” countless pumpkin recipes and ideas for festive celebrations.  So, from now until October 31st, I will be positing lots and lots of pumpkin-y things!

Here is one idea I will definately be using for my Pumpkinfest party:

Perfect for filling with Pumpkin Ale!

(They should be out in the LCBO soon!!)

Now I just need to get out in the feilds and find a big enough pumpkin.

Thanks for the idea Martha… it’s a good thing.