Mom: "What are you making? It smells really good."
Me: "A pumpkin sauce for pasta."
Mom: "Is it for dinner tonight?"
Me: "Well, it's only one serving because I didn't know how it would turn out. But you can try some!"
*My grandma enters the room*
Grandma: "That smell wonderful! I think I'll stay and have dinner with you." (She and my dad were going to go for a drive.)
Me (to myself): Oh dear, I'm in trouble.
*My dad enters the room*
Dad: "Is that dinner?? That smells good."
Moral of story: If you make this, make sure you're alone.
Inspired by this lovely lady
1 teaspoon butter or coconut oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
Heaping 1/3 cup canned pumpkin
1 tablespoon sherry (optional but highly recommended)
1/3 cup water
1 oz goat cheese
Handful of spinach
1 cooked serving of pasta (I used whole wheat with flax)
Heat the butter in a non-stick skillet and saute the garlic. Just before the garlic begins to brown, add the pumpkin, sherry, and water. Stir until smooth and then add the goat cheese and continue stirring. Allow the mixture to heat through and bubble a little, and then add the spinach. Continue cooking until the spinach wilts. Serve over cooked pasta of choice.