I got given some pumkin by a friend yesterday which is not something we have really used much so we decided to try soup. I cooked off some onion, pumpkin and garlic in a little oil, added some fresh curry paste and then covered it all with veg stock and let it cook down. When everything was soft I thought I'd add some rice noodles to make it a little more substantial. What actually happened is the noodles soaked up all the liquid and we ended up with noodles in pumpkin sauce.
Worked really well and I couldn't have come up with it if I tried ! Probably helps that the pumpkin has flavour this time unlike the only other time I tried. Moral of that story is the ones they sell in the super market to carve may look similar but they are not woth eating!