In a large skillet, brown the sausage. Drain the grease. Put it in a food processor & chop to fine pieces. Set aside.
Add 4 c. of milk to the skillet, stirring in the beef bouillon, seasoned pepper, and garlic herb seasoning. Simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes. Stir in sausage, add the remaining milk, & simmer for another 5-10 minutes.
In a separate bowl, mix 1 c. of warm water with 1 tbsp of flour. Stir until well mixed. Continue to add flour, 1 tbsp at a time, until the consistency of the mixture is that of a thick cake batter. Pour the flour/water mixture into the skillet & stir thoroughly until the gravy begins to thicken.
Remove from the heat & pour generously over freshly baked biscuits. Serve.
From Taste of Home’s Halloween Food & Fun, 2003
2 lbs. beef stew meat, cut into 1″ cubes
3 tbsp vegetable oil, divided
1 c. water
3 large potatoes, peeled & cut into 1″ cubes
4 medium carrots, sliced
1 large green pepper, cut into ½” pieces
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 medium onion, chopped
2 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
2 tbsp instant beef bouillon granules
14½ oz. diced tomatoes
1 pumpkin (10-12 lbs)
In a Dutch oven, brown meat in 2 tbsp oil. Add water, potatoes, carrots, green pepper, garlic, onion, salt & pepper. Cover & simmer for 2 hours. Stir in bouillon & tomatoes. Wash pumpkin; cut a 6-8″ circle around top stem. Remove top & set aside; discard seeds & loose fibers from inside.
Place pumpkin in a shallow sturdy baking pan. Spoon stew into pumpkin & replace the top. Brush outside of pumpkin with remaining oil.
Bake at 325°F for 2 hours or just until the pumpkin is tender (do not over bake). Serve stew from pumpkin, scooping out a little pumpkin with each serving.