Pumpkin Chili {Souper Sunday}


For this edition of Souper Sunday it is Halloween week

and it’s all about the PUMPKIN!!

I am so excited to re-share my friend Michelle’s Pumpkin Chili Recipe. It may inspire you to whip up something fun for Halloween!! It is and odd combo, I know, but really yummy & even the pickiest of eaters will have no idea about the pumpkin!! Give it a try!!

Pumpkin Chili

1 T. canola oil

1 onion, diced

1 clove garlic, minced

1  lb. lean ground beef or turkey (I used turkey)

1  can cannellini beans, drained & rinsed

1 can black beans, drained & rinsed

28 oz. chopped tomatoes, with the juice

1 can  pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling!!)

7 oz. chopped green chilies

1 can chicken broth

1 T. cumin

1 T. chili powder

1 t. sugar

1 t. salt

1/2 t. cinnamon

1 t. unsweetened cocoa

Sauté garlic and onion in oil. Add meat and brown. Add remaining ingredients, cover; simmer for approx. an hour- stirring occasionally. This also works great in the crock pot. Enjoy!!

trick or treat! mama bird

Trick or Treat {ideas}

WOW Halloween is almost here! I can not believe it! And to beat all they are calling for snow showers on Saturday! I thought I would share a few of my Halloween treats from the past as the past few weeks have just been insane! Hubs has been in New Mexico for work and every time I pick up the phone I seem to get bad news. Enough, of my pity party! LETS TALK PUMPKIN!!!

MEAL IDEA~  Jen’s Ghostly Shepard’s Pie


TREAT IDEA: Monogrammed Moon Pies

SWEET IDEAS: Pumpkin Butterscotch Muffins 

What are you whipping up for HALLOWEEN ?

xoxo, Mama Bird


{ghostly} Sheppard’s Pie {Jen Cooks}

P1010489  My good friend Jen is back sharing another one of her family favs. I did not have the success that she did with my ghost. However, the Holiday Spirit is there and the dish was a hit with the boys.

1 lb ground beef (I use turkey)

1 onion, chopped

1 (12oz) bag frozen veggies

2 cups diced tomatoes

1 jar beef gravy

1 3/4 c chicken or beef broth

2 T butter

1/4 t garlic powder

1/2 c milk

2 1/4 c mashed potatoes

1/4 c parmesan cheese

1 egg, lightly beaten

Preheat oven to 375. Brown meat & onion, set aside 12 peas, add remaining veggies, tomatoes, gravy to beef mix. Bring to boil, reduce heat to low and simmer 8-10 mins. Add egg to potatoes, mix well. Put beef mix in a casserole dish, mound potatoes in 6 “ghost” shapes. Use peas as eyes. Bake 20-25 mins. 

Happy Halloween!! mama bird