Having dinner in a pumpkin has always been fun and the kids love it. If they are not big squash fans they will love the casserole and the fact that it is in a pumpkin makes it cool! You can draw a face on the pumpkin with black magic marker before baking to make it even more Spooky for the kids. Great idea for a Halloween pot luck!
I medium size pumpkin for serving 6-8 or small pumpkin to serve 4 (just half the recipe.)
Cut a lid in the pumpkin and clean out all seeds and slime(of course)
1 1/2-2 lb. hamburger
1 med. onion chopped
Brown the onion with the burger, drain any fat.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Add 1 1/2 cups cooked rice
2 Tlb spoons brown sugar
2 Tlb soy sauce
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms or 1 can mushrooms drained (optional)
1 cup chopped water chestnuts.
1 can cream of chicken soup
Draw a face on your pumpkin with permanent black magic marker.
Place on cookie sheet. Put lid on pumpkin and bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours or until done (poke the side with a fork and if it slides in easy it's done.
Serve by scooping some of the pumpkin out with the casserole. We like butter and sprinkle some brown sugar on the squash.