Thermomix Pumpkin Soup: Easy Make For Kids

Thermomix Pumpkin Soup: Easy Make For Kids

We grew and harvested our own pumpkins which was a wonderful learning experience in and of itself! As we tended to them in the garden there was lots of vocabulary and concept building.

Today we explored the pumpkins we grew and then cooked up a yummy batch of Pumpkin Soup in the Thermomix.

Before inviting Chook to join me in our learning experience I went through the recipe to make sure I had everything I needed.

Thermomix Pumpkin Soup: Easy Make For Kids

I cut open the pumpkin and Chook spent some time looking at the insides. Chook discovered that pumpkin seeds are slimy, wet and slippery!

While he explored I lay everything that is required for the recipe out on the bench: ingredients & utensils.

Thermomix Pumpkin Soup

{you will need…}

1 onion, cut in quarters.

1 Tb Oil

500g Pumpkin

1 Carrot

500g Chicken stock

1 pinch of sugar

Cream or sour cream (to your personal taste)

Crusty bread

{what you do…}

Thermomix Pumpkin Soup: Easy Make For Kids

Pumpkin and carrots are really hard vegetables when raw so while I did the cutting I gave Chook a piece with the seeds still intact to explore.

Thermomix Pumpkin Soup: Easy Make For Kids
Once all the vegetables were cut into pieces, we moved over to the Thermomix and started cooking.
First we put the onion in, whizzed it into diced onion, added the oil and set the temperature, time and speed to sauté the onion.
When the beeper went off, I talked about how the Thermomix bowl would be hot and how steam would come out when I took off the lid.
Chook then added the pumpkin and carrots to the bowl.

Thermomix Pumpkin Soup: Easy Make For Kids
A quick whizz had them diced up (very noisy and it made the Thermomix shake, to Chook’s wonderment).
Chook then added the chicken stock and a pinch of sugar (I love how he says “Sprinkle, sprinkle” as he puts the sugar in).

Thermomix Pumpkin Soup: Easy Make For Kids
I set the temperature and the timer. Turned the dial to the desired speed and we left it to do its thing.
While the Pumpkin Soup was cooking we read Hairy Charlie and the Pumpkin outside on our Circle Time Mat.

Thermomix Pumpkin Soup: Easy Make For Kids

Soon enough the beeper sounded. We went back inside, whizzed the soup into a smooth mush of deliciousness and I poured the soup into the Thermo Server.

I then spooned some into the children’s bowls and left them out to cool. You can add cream when you’re whizzing at the step above or you can add a dollop of sour cream now (my preference). Serve with crusty bread.

Mmmmm, delicious!

Thermomix Pumpkin Soup: Easy Make For Kids

Thermomix Pumpkin Soup: Easy Make For Kids
 
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Serves: Serves 6
What you'll need
  • 1 onion, cut in quarters.
  • 1 Tb Oil
  • 500g Pumpkin
  • 1 Carrot
  • 500g liquid Chicken stock
  • 1 pinch of sugar
  • Cream or sour cream (to your personal taste)
  • Crusty bread
Instructions
  1. Cut the onion, pumpkin and carrot into large pieces.
  2. Place the onion into the Thermomix bowl, chop for 5 seconds, speed 7.
  3. Add the oil, set the temperature to 100, 3 minutes, speed 1 to sauté the onion.
  4. Add the pumpkin and carrot pieces to the bowl.
  5. A quick whizz for 15 seconds, speed 7 to dice them all up.
  6. Add the chicken stock and a pinch of sugar.
  7. Set the temperature to 100 and the timer to 20 minutes, speed 1.
  8. When cooking is finished, whiz the soup into a smooth mush of deliciousness by slowly going from speed 1 to speed 9 and pour the soup into the Thermo Server.
  9. Spoon into bowls and add a dollop of sour cream. Or you could add cream when you're whizzing at the step above. Serve with crusty bread.

Montessori Links For Unit Study

Pumpkins-Basic Unit Starter {Montessori Print Shop}

Life Cycle of a Pumpkin {Montessori For Everyone}

Pumpkin Fun {Making Montessori Ours}

Pumpkin Trays {Homeschool Escapade}

150+ ideas It’s All About the Pumpkin

Do your kids like to help with cooking?

Yours in play,

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