Saturday, October 23, 2010

Happy Birthday Dorie : Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Good


HAPPY BIRTHDAY DORIE !!!


On the occasion of our favourite cookbook author Holly of PheMOMenon had the great idea of inviting Dorie to a birthday dinner (unfortunately only virtual) cooked following some of the recipes from 'Around My French Table'.
I joined Tuesdays with Dorie, the group genially created by Laurie of slush, more than two years ago and it has been such a wonderful sequence of wonderful recipes I simply had to join French Fridays with Dorie too and it is a very promising experience having read the wonderful book we will be cooking from.


We were free to choose and this pumpkin which looks like a surprise present.
I got a Pumpkin called Mantovana (from Mantua where they make wonderful ravioli with it) and following Dorie's recipe I cut a lid, took the seeds out and filled the pumpkin with cheese, bread, thyme, bacon, and cream.


After the pumpkin has cooked in the oven VOILA' a wonderful dinner treat !



This little bobbin lace is a Binche Lace one of my favourite bobbin ones. I worked on it yesterday and wish to add it to my surprise present for Dorie.

AUGURI DI BUON COMPLEANNO !!!

Please visit the roundup on Holly's blog !




13 comments:

♥The Sweet Life♥ (Alessandra) said...

Ciao! Buon Compleanno Dorie! This recipe looks very good!!

Leslie said...

As happy as anyone would be to be served your lovely pumpkin surprise, that lace would probably win as many hearts!

Valerie said...

What a delicious looking meal! Beautiful presentation, Natalia.

AmyRuth said...

Wow, you made the lace? How beautiful and I just know Dorie thinks so as well. Now the meal well that's a one pumpkin meal there and its beautiful as well. What a great post.
AmyRuth

jillbert said...

The pumpkin looks so delicious! Lovely lace too!

Jess said...

What a great pick for a fall birthday dinner! And the lace is so beautiful.

Di said...

I'll have to take a closer look at that recipe--everything going into it sounds really good. The lace is beautiful--I tat, but what I end up with is a very different-looking sort of lace.

Nancy/n.o.e said...

That pumpkin looks amazing; I will be making it at some point this fall. Oh, and the lace is so pretty too, what a wonderful virtual present for Dorie!

Cristine said...

Wow... what a beautiful dish!

Mary said...

The lace is lovely...what a nice sentiment. I loved making a veggie side dish too...happy birthday to Dorie and hooray to all of us!

Dorie said...

One of my favorite recipes AND that beautiful piece of lace. I really can't thank you enough. Mille grazie and many, many mercis too.

Katrina said...

That pumpkin looks like such a fun thing to eat! Such a fun thing to participate in--Dorie's birthday.

Linda said...

this pumpkin dish would definitely make for an impressive and fun side dish for dinner guests! Beautiful!