October: Food of the Month Club Announcement

For month's I've known what ingredient I wanted to be October's Food of the Month, but I had to wait to make sure I'd actually have some to cook with when the time came.  I don't usually find them until a little later in the season.  But this year, I got lucky!

Last week, my favorite vendor came walking through the neighborhood with his wheelbarrow full of these little beauties...


Okay, these are Calabazas (Mexican pumpkins).  They're the closest thing I can find to the big, bright orange pumpkins that you see in the US.  But they are just as delicious.

I'm so excited to actually get to cook with pumpkin while it's still fall.  I've got a list of things that I want to make that is at least a mile long.  And the first things on that list are of course, pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, and Pumpkin Pie Atole.

What pumpkin goodies are you looking forward to eating this fall?

How to participate:
1.)  Visit La Cocina de Leslie the 15th of each month to find out the Food of the Month.

2.)  Cook up something delicious using the Food of the Month as one of the main ingredients.

3.)  Post the recipe(s) on your blog.  You may submit more than one recipe, but no more than 3 can be included in the round-up.  All posts must be current.   

4.)  You must link to this page in your pumpkin recipe blog post(s).  You can also add the Food of the Month Club badge to your post and/or sidebar.  You can find the code for the badge here

5.)  Email your pumpkin entries to me at leslielimon@lacocinadeleslie.com no later than November 14th to be included in the round-up.  Be sure to  include:
~your name
~your blog name
~permalink to your post
~a photo of your recipe or permission to pull one from your post

6.)  Visit La Cocina de Leslie on November 15th for the pumpkin recipe round-up.   


1 comment

  1. I was in the Manzanillo Sam's Club yesterday and found the real thing. Pumpkins, I suspect they were being sold for jack-o-lanterns. Quite expensive.