In honour of Halloween, tonight’s meal was supposed to be roasted pumpkin, spinach and cashew nut risotto.
However, that plan quickly changed when I went to fetch ice for our G&T’s and discovered that the freezer (the door of which never seals properly) had been left ajar at some point and the contents were merrily defrosting. So, eating out of the freezer, I dragged out herby sausages and decided to make Toad in the Hole, with green beans, onion gravy and pumpkin mash.
The pumpkin has sadly been bred for looks rather than taste and was a little bland. So I added lots of butter, and added a grating of nutmeg, a sprinkle of cinnamon and a dash of allspice.
Tomorrow I may try a proper pumpkin pie.