Recipe courtesy of my local Trader Joe's.
We tried a sample of this while grocery shopping today, and were instantly hooked, as were all the other people around us sampling the food while oohing and aahing.
1 medium onion, chopped
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp olive oil
1 small box (about 30 leaves) fresh sage
4 tbsp fresh chopped rosemary (or about 1 tbsp dried and crushed)
2 cans pumpkin
1 cup grated parmesan
2 cups heavy cream
1. Sautee garlic, onion, sage, and rosemary in olive oil over medium heat.
2. Add pumpkin, cream, and cheese. Heat thoroughly.
3. Add salt and pepper to taste.
4. Serve over pasta and top with more grated parmesan. Enjoy!
This makes enough for 2 lbs of pasta, i.e. it feeds our whole family for a family dinner, with leftover to spare for lunch the next day. You may want to cut this recipe by half if you do not like leftovers, or don't have as many mouths to feed. Adding some cooked chicken breast or sliced Italian sausage would be a nice touch, but is absolutely not necessary - the dish is very satisfying as is.
Later this week (hopefully): my family's absolutely favorite #1 Christmas cookie. Yes, it's that time of year already! (I think)
In reality, I was just looking for an excuse to share this picture of my very handsome son with you all.