This Wednesday I woke-up and had a mild panic attack. I couldn’t remember what day it was or what I was supposed to do that day. And just to show what a geek I am, I determined it was Wednesday by recalling what I watched the previous night on TV. 🙂 It was Limitless by the way. I never saw the movie, but I am enjoying the show. There was a mini Dexter reunion as Desmond Harrington (aka Quinn) guest-starred for those of you who enjoyed Dexter when he was a serial killer and not a lumberjack. Ummm … spoiler alert. Sorry.
I only watched Dexter the first few years when it was good, but I still have a soft spot for the show. It was the first show I watched when I moved to LA. It was just premiering, so there were so many ads and billboards promoting it. My hotel had Showtime and I didn’t know anyone here, so on my second night in LA, Emeril and I lounged on our slightly lumpy bed and gave it a chance. Interestingly enough, they shot of lot of the Dexter beach scenes near where I live too. Yes, Florida was really LA. It can be confusing sometimes, like when you’re walking around and see New York cabs idling at a curb or Miami Dade Sheriff vehicles blocking a street, and then you realize they are shooting a commercial and CSI Miami.
Actually, one of my favorite things to do while I’m watching a show or movie is to see if I can spot any locations from my hood. And yes, I do regularly see bits and pieces of my neighborhood, which makes me happy since I’m a nerd.
I’m sure you’re wondering what this has to do with pumpkin chickpea curry, and the answer is absolutely nothing. My blog, so I get to ramble about whatever I want. 🙂 With Halloween (also known as MaxE’s least favorite holiday) and Thanksgiving fast approaching, I decided to go on a little pumpkin kick. Now this is big news because I’m not a huge pumpkin fan. I don’t hate it but I don’t love it either.
But this curry may have converted me into a pumpkin fan. It also appears that I am on a bit of crockpot kick too, because this dish also takes advantage of my favorite kitchen appliance. What can I say? I love my crockpot.
This is the perfect crockpot meal as it takes mere minutes to combine everything, smells outrageous as it cooks all day and reheats beautifully. I served this with a delicious no-yeast beer flatbread and highly encourage you to do the same. FYI, the bread is unbelievably delicious but doesn’t reheat fabulously in my opinion. You can, however, make a batch (or half a batch), wrap the excess dough in plastic wrap and store it in the fridge, then make flatbread as needed, which is what I did. Easy peasy.