Pumpkin Stew

I make a pumpkin stew every Halloween and everyone loves it.
I start out by cleaning a nice size pumpkin.
I save the seeds and bake them later.
Then I put the following ingredients in the pumpkin and bake.

11/2 LB beef stew meat
package of small carrots
potatoes cut small
one large onion sliced
one lb. fresh mushrooms sliced
one green pepper sliced
one stalk celery sliced
2 cans Cream of Mushroom soup

I mix this together in a bowl then pour in pumpkin shell and bake
in a slow oven at 300 degrees for 3.5 hours or until meat is tender.
I also add some of the cut pumpkin and sometimes sweet potatoes cut up.
When finished, I carefully carry the pumpkin (which is on a cookie sheet)
to the table and serve right from the pumpkin!
It puts everyone in a Halloween mood.

I usually serve this with some crispy French bread
and some kind of a green salad.