Pumpkin Soup Extravaganza
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In the hall we have had a lovely time celebrating Halloween. Through lengthy conversations about what to dress up as, who's going to which party and who will collect the most sweets - Halloween has definitely been a talking point in our classroom lately. After reading our book of the week “Pumpkin Soup” (By so and so), we thought it would be a great learning experience for the children to get involved in a cooking activity.
We cut open the pumpkin and discovered a wonderful “world of string” (According to George). Some of the children scooped out the pumpkin pulp and seeds whilst others helped peel potatoes and carrots. Using the kitchen equipment was very exciting and the peeler caused quite a stir! After all the prep we mixed the ingredients together and placed it on the stove (teachers did some helping at this stage).
After a lot of waiting we finally got to give the soup a final stir and then we could eat it! The children were excited to eat the soup they had created from scratch and we thought it would make a perfect afternoon snack. The soup went down well, and everyone was very brave to give it a try.
Here is our recipe for pumpkin soup if you would like to try it at home:
- 1 onion peeled and diced
- 1 potato peeled and diced
- 500 ml vegetable stock
- Sauté onion and potato in 2 tablespoons of oil
- Add the pumpkin
- Add the vegetable stock
- Boil for 10 minutes
- Blend together and enjoy!